• 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

  • Headlines

    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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April 23, 2018

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration

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Recent News & Media

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

Blackstone’s Schwarzman to UNC Students: Here’s How You Make a CEO

April 09, 2018

A Triangle Business Journal article on the Kenan Institute’s Dean’s Speakers Series featuring Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman last week. Schwarzman and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford discussed the makings of a CEO in their Kenan Center fireside chat before students, faculty, staff and UNC Chapel Hill community members. More

Finance and Philanthropy: An Afternoon with Steve Schwarzman

April 06, 2018

UNC Kenan-Flaber Business School Dean Doug Shackelford conducted a fireside chat with the Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder in front of an audience of more than 200 on Wednesday, April 4, as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series. 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