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VIDEO: Panel discussion with Prof. Michael Hitt: Strategy & Entrepreneurship through times of Crisis

23 March 2010
Professor Michael Hitt
Professor Michael Hitt

"Strategy & Entrepreneurship through times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities"

As the economic and financial crisis develops, parties realize that even in times of crisis besides challenges there are opportunities as well. Anticipating economic recovery, firms large and small will also develop strategies to position themselves for renewed growth. What are the particular challenges that firms and government now face? How can they best prepare for developments to come?

Michael Hitt  is a professor of management of leadership and new ventures at Texas A&M University. He has published extensively on entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization theory, and in particular on mergers & acquisitions. Besides the research monographs he has published and the research articles in highly prominent academic journals and also published a number of influential and widely used text books.

He was a guest speaker at the FEB on 23 March in the Lecture Series "Let's Talk..."

The audience
The audience

The Panel:

  • Yvonne Prince (PhD in economics, EUR) is director at EIM Business & Policy Research. Her work is focused on how both government and business may best promote small and medium sized firms and entrepreneurship.
  • Hans van Ees (FEB RUG) is professor of International Economics. His research deals with corporate governance, theory of business groups (in emerging markets), board of directors, sustainable corporate performance and building trust within and between organizations.


  • Wilfred Dolfsma (FEB RUG) is professor of Innovation and Strategy; his research focuses on the perspectives, purview and perils of cooperation for innovation.  

"Let's Talk…"

... is a series of presentations and debates in an informal setting. The Faculty of Economics and Business has expertise in economics and business. We aim to share this knowledge in public presentations and (thematic) debates between academic staff members, students and others interested.

Upcoming event

Wednesday 7 April, 12.15 p.m.  - Prof. Peter Leeflang 'Marketing's return to the boardroom'

Wednesday 12 May 12.15 p.m. - Dr. Jennifer Jordan subject to be announced

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