The Center for Global Entrepreneurship was established in the College of Business in Fall 2004 to meet the educational and career needs of emerging market entrepreneurs and those who support them. The center is led by Executive Director and Interim Dean Lynda de la Viña and David Lingelbach, associate director. Lingelbach directs the center’s day-to-day operations under the supervision of a small advisory board. Lingelbach teaches international finance and entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins and has been an active financier and entrepreneur in emerging markets since 1993.
The center will design and offer executive certificates and offer a master’s degree in emerging markets entrepreneurship; conduct applied research in this field; and advise developmental finance institutions, governments and others on how to better develop entrepreneurship in developing countries.
“Entrepreneurs drive economic development,” said Lingelbach. “This is especially true in developing and transitional economies, where 430 million active entrepreneurs are becoming a principal source of sustainable economic growth. Among the many barriers to successful entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging and transitional markets is the lack of a world-class management education. We are here to fill that void.”
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