Kenan Research Fellow’s Study Finds Youth Apprenticeship Programs Are Mutually Beneficial

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

Apprenticeship Programs provide hands-on training to young adults entering the workforce while functioning as a recruitment tool for companies looking for young talent. More

The Clean Energy Evolution

Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s energy concentration drew several first-year MBA students to pursue their MBA in Chapel Hill due to their interests in renewable energy and environmental policy. Matthew Ruscio, a first-year MBA Kenan Scholar, spent four years after completing his BA in Government and Environmental Studies at St. Lawrence University working in the renewable energy industry and energy policy. More

How Can We Do Uncommon Things?

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Sam Shelley

Recently, the 2017 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurial Research Conference took place, bringing together a group of distinguished thought leaders to discuss new frontiers of entrepreneurship. The importance of this conference is to allow "practitioners to take the best advantage of scholarly research to help understand the phenomenon of entrepreneurship; job creation, venture development, capital formation, and questions around the dynamics of innovation," according to Ted Zoller, Ph.D. The practitioners include policymakers, the private sector, and citizens around the world. The implications of this research can span the globe. More

Hitting Close to Home

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Ariel Natt

This week, Public Policy professor Maryann Feldman and Kenan Institute board member Christy Shaffer visited the Kenan Scholars to discuss business prosperity among regions. Feldman, whose research centers around Research Triangle Park, spoke about the importance of Universities in creating prosperous business regions. Shaffer has worked for multiple businesses with North Carolina roots and currently serves as a Venture Partner. Together, Shaffer and Feldman spoke on the importance of industry growth in North Carolina, particularly in RTP. More

Energy Sector Experts Advise Kenan-Flagler Students

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | Sam Shelley

A successful career path begins with knowing yourself, advise energy sector experts Natalie Birdwell and Jason Massey.Natalie Birdwell (Class of 2013 alumni from Kenan-Flagler’s MBA program and Kenan Institute Leadership Fellow) spoke to the MBA Energy Club on Tuesday, February 28. With a distinguished background including former Executive Director of the North Carolina Coal Ash Management Commission, founder of Salient Sky Strategies, and UNC-Chapel Hill alumni, Ms. Birdwell continues to support and engage Kenan-Flagler students. More

The Impact of Global Citizenship

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

“Global citizen.” That is how first-year MBA Kenan Scholar Gowtam Atthipalli uses to describe his diverse upbringing. The son of a professor, Atthipalli grew up in a multitude of countries and experiencing an amalgam of cultures in India, the United States, the U.K. and Germany. Moving at such a young age caused him to develop a knowledge of English, four Indian languages, and a working knowledge of French. More

Dr. Sawyer’s Path to Creativity

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Kylie Marshall

"Recently,  UNC School of Education’s Dr. Keith Sawyer came to the Kenan Institute to meet with members of the Kenan Scholars program. Sawyer authored the book The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity and was the first of many guest lecturers to present at weekly lunch meetings with both the undergraduate and M.B.A. Kenan Scholars. Dr. Sawyer, who is a scientific expert in the study of creativity, talked to the scholars about ways to expand their creativity. His lesson was part-lecture and part-activity. He encouraged the group to think about situations differently then find new ways to solve these problems." More

Food for Thought – Simple Rules with Dr. Chris Bingham

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 | Joseph Hiatt

Christian Lundblad is the new Director of Research at the Kenan Institute and Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program at Kenan-Flagler

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 | Joseph Hiatt

On behalf of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, in conjunction with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, I'd like to congratulate Dr. Christian Lundblad on his new position as Director of Research at the Kenan Institute.  As of July 1, 2016, Dr. Lundblad is serving a dual role here at the business school, as he is now also serving as the Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program.    His mission is to be a bridge between the two entities and promote the link between research and academics, ideally having a greater impact on both.  Engaging doctoral students in research being done at the Kenan Institute will foster improved academics as these students take the latest research and incorporate it into their own teaching. More

How does it matter? SEEDing the thoughts for measuring economic prosperity”

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 | Swetha Vasu

How prosperous is your country? If one were to pose this question to a randomly picked subset of people from all over the world, there is a high possibility of receiving answers centered around the term ‘GDP’, or the Gross Domestic Product. Since its inception during the Great Depression in the United States, this microeconomics term has become the standard for measuring the economic prosperity of a country. More