The policy program is a hallmark of this event. Both participants and presenters are asked to discuss the link between public policy and research on entrepreneurship and business creation.
Conference Co-Chairs for Public Policy:
Together with conference organizers, the Co-Chairs for Public Policy will take primary responsibility for putting together the Public Policy Program on Friday, October 18, 2013. The day's events include two (2) panel sessions and an afternoon event that take full advantage of the intense focus on policy development in Washington, DC and the collaboration between GWU, ICSB, SBA, OECD and the WB/IFC in developing the event. Each panel session will be led by one of the Co-Chairs.
Friday, 18 October 2013
Registration/Coffee in Funger Hall Lobby
*Public Policy Panel Sessions will be held in Funger Hall Room 103 (pictured right)
|9:00 AM-10:30 AM||Public Policy Panel #1
Led by Dr. Salvatore Zecchini, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on SMEs and Entrepreneurship, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
|11:00AM-1:00PM||Public Policy Panel #2
Led by Mr. Giuseppe Gramigna, Chief Economist, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
ICSB Foundation Gala & Presentation of the Three Luminaries Award
Giuseppe’s academic research focused on how changes in the financial markets affect small business lending. Giuseppe’s other academic research focused on labor migration during periods of economic transition. He later worked in the Equity Research Department of a major investment bank, where he focused on natural resource industries.
At the SBA, Giuseppe advises the Agency on economic trends affecting small businesses, and leads research on strategic planning for the Agency’s various programs. He also serves as the U.S. Permanent Delegate to the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship. He severs on the scientific committees of several academic institutions and publications, and is a frequent speaker on the domestic and international arena.
Before joining the U.S. Small Business Administration, Giuseppe headed the consulting firm, DASSI Corp. His other areas of interest include the construction industries, tourism, information services, and regional economic development. Giuseppe earned a BA in economics from The State University of New York at Purchase, and a graduate degree in economics from The New School For Social Research.
During 1996 to 2001 Giuseppe served as vice president and then president of the SUNY Purchase College Alumni Association., He also served as Alumni Representative to the Purchase College Council, a gubernatorial appointed oversight body.
ABRIDGED PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Author of numerous studies, articles, and two books over the 1975-2012 period.
Dr. Solomon is currently the Co-Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and Associate Professor of Management, The George Washington University, School of Business and serves as Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Small Business Management. Dr. Solomon is the Past President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).
From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the SBA including Director of the Office of Special Initiatives and Deputy Associate Administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training where he managed a staff of six to fifteen professionals.
Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials and proceedings articles in both the areas of Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and Organizational Behavior & Dynamics. He is a colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a fellow of the Small Business Institute Director's Association and a Wilford White Fellow of the ICSB. He currently serves as chair for the Wilford L. White and was past chair of the Justin G. Longenecker Fellows. He is one of only four individuals in the United States to be so honored by all three organizations.
In 2011, he received the Max Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for his work in entrepreneurship education. In 2009, he received the "Innovative Teaching Pedagogy Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship ant the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Award for Innovation in Free Enterprise Education from the Freedom Foundation. In addition, in 2009, he was recognized for his truly outstanding leadership by the Academy of Management for his three year tenure from 2007-2009 as Best Paper Proceedings editor and was recognized by the Emerald Literati Network as an Outstanding Paper author for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
In 2008, the Acton Foundation honored him as one of 28 outstanding entrepreneurship educators and the Emerald Literati Network designated his article "An Examination of Entrepreneurship education in the United States" for its Highly Commended Award. Dr. Solomon serves as the Academy of Management's Best Paper Proceedings Editor from 2007-2009.
In 1984, he was one of five federal employees worldwide to receive the Arthur S. Flemming award for excellence in government management making him only one of four people to receive this award in the history of the US Small Business Administration. In 1986 and 1993, he received the George Washington Freedom Medal in Economic Education from the Freedom Foundation. Dr. Solomon has been elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Mu Delta, National Business Honor Societies and Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honor Leadership Society.
He was awarded the Small Business Institute Director Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1988. In 1997, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship selected Dr. Solomon as the "Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year" for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
In 1996, Dr. Solomon and two colleagues were awarded the Best Graduate Entrepreneurship Program in the United States from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Since 1974, Dr. Solomon has worked with, advised and consulted with over 200 small business owner mangers and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics ranging from marketing to cash flow analysis. Dr. Solomon has delivered major speeches and workshops worldwide and has worked with a number of well known national and international organizations on developing strategies to assist small and medium entrepreneurial enterprises.
Dr. Solomon received his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from The George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration, 1982, with a major in Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management and Organizational Behavior & Development. He was the first individual at that time, to receive a doctorate in entrepreneurship/small business management from a major accredited school of business. He received his: (MBA) from Suffolk University in 1972; (BBS) from Central Connecticut State University in 1971 and (AS) from Norwalk Community College in 1969.
Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy is currently an Associate Teaching Professor of Management at the George Washington University's School of Business, where he teaches entrepreneurship in the accelerated MBA program and the online GW Healthcare MBA program. Dr. El Tarabishy was awarded Most Outstanding Core and Elective faculty voted by students in 2012 and 2011. He developed the first Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Creativity courses offered to MBA students throughout the school of business.
Dr. El Tarabishy is also the Executive Director of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), the oldest and largest non-profit organization across the globe devoted to advancing small business research and practices. ICSB is a coalition of more than a dozen national organizations across the globe and represented in over seventy countries.
Dr. El Tarabishy created and managed the Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference (ICSBGW) that is hosted at the George Washington University and that ICSB is a partner. The ICSBGW conference connects the latest and most cutting edge of entrepreneurship research to the most pressing and important national and international policy to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs. The intersection of these two important topics makes the conference vital for global development.
Dr. El Tarabishy worked at the World Bank in the Corporate Strategy Group. He helped develop and manage their technology strategy for the Development Marketplace Program. The program's mission was to identify and support creative cutting-edge solutions to the most pressing world social and economic concerns. To date, the Global Development Marketplace competition has disbursed over US $65 million in awards to 400 winning proposals.
Dr. El Tarabishy currently published his new book titled – Information Technology for Small Business –Managing the Digital Enterprise by Springer. The book covers digital innovation and use of social media for small and medium businesses. He presented his work at national and international conferences around the world and published research articles in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, Journal of Private Equity, and others. Dr. El Tarabishy consults and conducts executive training for several national and international organizations, including the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the World Bank.
Erik Winslow is currently Professor of Behavioral Sciences of the Management Department at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. His education includes the Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from The Pennsylvania State University, the Master of Science (Psychology) from Case Western Reserve University. At Case Western Reserve University, he worked closely with Frederick I. Herzberg as an assistant professor of psychology and staff associate for Psychological Research Services and the Center for Industrial Mental Health.
Professor Winslow's current interests include research and writing on entrepreneurship and succession and survival of family enterprises, organizational climate formation, organizational change, management/leadership in technical and professional environments, stimulating creative management strategies and the development of motivational environments. He has published over 30 articles and chapters, and has edited numerous professional publications in the above areas.
He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the School of Government and Business Administration outstanding service award, The International Council for Small Business award for dedicated service, the International Association for Systems Theory Award for excellence, The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship award for Model Entrepreneurship program, elected as a Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and The Centre for Development and Population Activities Outstanding Service Award.
He has served as the Chairman of the Management Science Department (presently known as the Management Department at The George Washington University) for 28 of the 33 years of its existence. He is also the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) at The George Washington University. Dr. Winslow has been a Director of Policy, Planning and Organizational Development for the Department of Revenue for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Winslow has consulted with government agencies including the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Commerce, and Veteran’s Administration, Federal Emergency Management Administration, AID, Interior, and the Small Business Administration. Private Corporate consulting includes Computer Science Corporation, EDS, US Air Force, and Westinghouse Corporation, Smelkinson-Sysco Corporation, GE, Ernst and Young, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, The Software Productivity Corporation, IBM, multiple small and medium businesses, Arnold and Porter LLP, Beers and Cutler, Washington Trade Association, Men's Wear Retailers Association, Air Line Pilots Association, NRC and National Geographic. He has been a visiting professor at Beijing University PRC and a guest lecturer at Hebrew University and the University of Tel Aviv in Israel.
Dr. Doug Guthrie, Dean, Professor of International Business and Professor of Management at the George Washington University School of Business is an expert in the fields of economic reform in China, leadership and corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility.
Prior to joining GW, Dr. Guthrie served as Professor of Management at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also held a joint appointment as Professor of Sociology on NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and was Director of Executive Education at NYU-Stern from 2007-09.
Dr. Guthrie has held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the graduate schools of business at Stanford University, Columbia University and Emory University. He served as Director of the Business Institutions Initiative at the Social Science Research Council (1999-2003) and was the academic director of the Berlin School of Creative Leadership from 2008-11.
Dr. Guthrie holds an A.B. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from the University of Chicago. He earned his Master’s and Ph.D degrees in organizational sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Dr. Guthrie studied in Taipei, Taiwan, during his undergraduate years and conducted his doctoral research in Shanghai, China.
Dr. Guthrie has authored, co-authored, and edited numerous books, articles, and reports on Chinese economic reform, leadership, and corporate social responsibility, including Dragon in a Three-Piece Suit: The Emergence of Capitalism in China (Princeton University Press) and China and Globalization: The Economic, Political, and Social Transformation of China. His doctoral research was recognized with the American Sociological Association’s national award for the top dissertation in the field in 1997. He has also been the recipient of teaching awards, best paper awards, and grants from the Ford and Sloan Foundations.