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					                      THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON
                  ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH AT MASON
                                              AGENDA
                                           December 8, 2006

                              Research Building I (Room 163)
9:00 - 9:20 AM              Registration and Continental Breakfast (Room 163)
9:20 – 9:30 AM              Welcoming and Opening Remarks
                            Roger R. Stough (School of Public Policy)
                            Mahesh Joshi (School of Management)
9:30 – 10:00 AM             Research Spotlight
                            Presentation and Q&A by Zoltan Acs
                            Topic: Global Entrepreneurship Monitor: 7th Annual U.S. GEM
                            Report Takes First Look at America’s High-Potential Entrepreneurs

10:15 -11:15 AM             Concurrent Sessions 1: Parts A, B, C

         Part A – Room 163: Session 1.1

         A Strategy for Improving Insight At Work
                Matthew A. Cronin
                School of Management

         Entrepreneurship at Mason – The View from 20,000 feet
               Matthew J. Kluger
               Vice President for Research & Economic Development, George Mason
               University

         Small Business Failure Due To Discrimination
               Linda B. Samuels
               Maheshkumar P. Joshi
               M. Yvonne Demory
               School of Management, George Mason University

         Part B – Room 161: Session 1.2

         Knowledge Sifter: Agent-Based Search over Heterogeneous Sources Using
         Semantic Web Services
              Larry Kerschberg
              Daniel A. Menascé
              Hanjo Jeong
              E-Center for E-Business, George Mason University

         A Spatial Analysis of Businesses that Employ Virginia Small Business
         Development Center Services
               Emilia Istrate
               Kadri Kallas
               School of Public Policy

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Part B – Room 161: Session 1.2 (Continued)

         Innovation in Manufacturing: The role of internal and external networks
               Juan Julio Gutierrez
               School of Public Policy

         Part C – Room 162: Session 1.3

         Satellite Microwave Detected SST Anomalies and Hurricane Intensification
                 Donglian Sun
                 Menas Kafatos
                 Guido Cervone
                 Zafer Boybeyi
                 Ruixin Yang
                 Center for Earth Observing and Space Research, College of Science

         Resiliency and Growth: The Role of Entrepreneurial Entry in the Reallocation
         of Productive Resources
                Philip E. Auerswald
                Zoltan Acs
                School of Public Policy

         Human Capital and Women Business Ownership
              Ellen Harpel
              President, Business Development Advisors
              Darrene L. Hackler
              Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University

11:15 -11:30 AM             Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:10 PM            Concurrent Sessions 2: Parts D, E & F

         Part D – Room 163: Session 2.1

         An Examination of Process Innovativeness in Technology Services
         Organizations
               Maheshkumar P. Joshi
               Sidhartha R. Das
               School of Management

         Bayh-Dole Act impact on University Technology Development: Technology
         Commercialization lagging Technology Transfer
               Kirsten Apple
               School of Public Policy

         Part E – Room 161: Session 2.2

         Biodata Predictors of Entrepreneurship
               Luke Brooks-Shesler
               Industrial/Organizational Psychology, George Mason University

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         Part E – Room 161: Session 2.2 (continued)

         “Entrepreneurial” State Economic Development Policy: Advocates,
         Constituents, and Sustainability
                David M. Hart
                School of Public Policy

         Part F – Room 162: Session 2.3

         Biotechnology in the National Capitol Region: Case Study on DNA Valley
                Edmund J. Zolnik, Ph.D.
                Department of Geography

         Is Sector Specialization Important for Entrepreneurial Activity? An Empirical
         Analysis on the U.S. Metropolitan Areas
                Haifeng Qian
                School of Public Policy

12:15 - 2:00 PM             Lunch Session, Room 163
                            Key Note Speaker William Seippel, CFO, MIVA, Inc.

                            Topic: "The Real Meaning of Entrepreneurship"

He will speak on the meaning of entrepreneurship within large organizations and on
turnaround situations requiring flexible thinking and fast action by management teams.
William Seippel received a Masters in Business Administration degree from American
University and a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University.

2:15 – 3:15 PM              Concurrent Sessions 3: Parts G & H

         Part G – Room 161: Session 3.1

         Modeling Endogenous Growth in the US Metropolitan Regions
               Stough, Roger R
               Song, Chunpu
               Wang, Jiamin
               Qian, Haifeng
               School of Public Policy

         The Value of Alliance Networks in Initial Public Offerings
               M B Sarkar
               College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida
               Melissa Frye
               College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida
               Nacef Mouri
               School of Management, George Mason University




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         Part G – Room 161: Session 3.1 (continued)

         Entrepreneurial cognition, opportunity recognition, and appreciative
         intelligence
                 Tojo Thatchenkery
                 School of Public Policy


         Part H – Room 162: Session 3.2

         U.S. Tide and Wave/Energy Development: “I Love You – Now Go Away”
                Frank T. Manheim
                School of Public Policy

         The National Capital Region Consortium for Innovation: A Grant Proposal
               Jim Wolfe
               Rich Klimoski
               Maheshkumar P. Joshi
               JP Auffret
               School of Management

         Regional Disparities and Dynamics of Elderly Entrepreneurship
               Ting Zhang
               School of Public Policy

3:20 – 4:20 PM              Concurrent Sessions 4: Parts I & J

         Part I – Room 161: Session 4.1

         Public Sector Entrepreneurship and the Public Safety Communication
         Interoperability Challenge: A Case Study of the Capital Wireless Integrated
         Network
                Marc A. Thibault
                Homeland Security Institute
                Shaoming Cheng
                Roger R. Stough
                School of Public Policy

         Venture Capital, Institutional Investors, and the Demand for Auditing in the
         Market for Initial Public Offerings
               Edward B. Douthett, Jr.
               Suning Zhang
               School of Management

         Measuring Entrepreneurship Capital and its Role in Economic Growth
              Roger R. Stough
              Scott Jackson
              Chunpu Song
              Ryan Sutter
              School of Public Policy

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         Part J – Room 162: Session 4.2

         Managing Multiple Projects in a Flat World – A Small Business’s Perspective
              Sunil Shrestha
              School of Management, George Mason University

         Corporate Entrepreneurship: A Case of Post Economic Liberalization among
         Indian Firms
                Maheshkumar P. Joshi
                School of Management

         Explaining China’s Economic Growth: Does Entrepreneurship Matter?
               Junbo Yu
               School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, China
               Shaoming Cheng
               Regional Research Institute, West Virginia University
               Roger R. Stough
               School of Public Policy

         Nonmarket Source of American Entrepreneurial Capitalism
              Zoltan J. Acs
              School of Public Policy, George Mason University
              Ronnie J. Phillips
              Kauffman Foundation and Colorado State University
              David Audretsch
              Indiana University and the Max Planck Institute
              Sameeksha Desai
              George Mason University


4:30 - 5:30 PM              Reception at RESEARCH Building (Room 163)
                            Wrap Up and Future Steps
                            By Roger R. Stough and Mahesh P. Joshi

                             Conference was organized with the help of the following
                                               wonderful folks:

                            Donna Sherrard <dsherrar@gmu.edu>
                            Jennifer Anzaldi <janzaldi@gmu.edu>
                            Dan Mackeben <dmackebe@gmu.edu>
                            Vicki Day <vday@gmu.edu>
                            Jim Wolfe <jim@jstreetconsulting.com>




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