• Headlines

    March 01, 2018

    Pushing the Envelope on Entrepreneurship Research

    On January 18-19, 2018, the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise convened its second-ever Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

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    February 22, 2018

    When Bigger Isn’t Better: How Monopolies are Stifling the Economy

    A BloombergView article on the negative economic effects of the growing number of mega companies dominating American markets features the latest research co-authored by Kenan Institute Director Greg Brown.


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May 10, 2018

2018 UNC Sustainability Awards & Graduation

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Recent News & Media

Executive Director Mark Little Featured on WUNC’s The State of Things

April 24, 2018

Mark Little, executive director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and director of the institute-affiliated center NCGrowth, was recently featured on an episode of WUNC radio's The State of Things. Mark and Karla Slocum, director of the Institute of African American research, talked with host Frank Stasio about the impetus for the Black Communities Conference, and how black communities are collaborating to preserve and create vibrant futures for themselves. More


Kenan Institute Hosts Global Trade, Global Trade-Offs Conference

April 20, 2018

On Friday, April 13, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise hosted its inaugural, day-long Global Trade, Global Trade-Offs: Emerging Challenges in International Commerce Conference at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The day’s events featured plenaries, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with highly distinguished members of business, economics and academia focused largely on the rapidly evolving landscape of international trade. More

Kenan Institute Honors Two MBA Candidates with Annual Awards

April 12, 2018

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise conferred its top student honors to two UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA candidates during a ceremony attended by staff, faculty, students and members of the Kenan Institute Board of Advisors Thursday, April 12. More

Latest Research

Overcoming the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Unethical Behavior: An Extension of Integrated Self-Control Theory

May 01, 2018

Previous research has used an ego depletion perspective to establish a self-regulatory model linking sleep deprivation to unethical behavior via depletion (Barnes, Schaubroeck, Huth, & Ghumman, 2011; Christian & Ellis, 2011; Welsh, Ellis, Christian, & Mai, 2014). We extend this research by moving beyond depletion to examine a more nuanced, process-based view of self-control. More