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    2019 Kenan Institute Frontiers of Entrepreneurship

    The third annual, invitation-only Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference will gather a highly curated group of 150 leaders from academia, industry and government to discuss leading-edge research on private business ventures and explore ways to sustain and advance entrepreneurship.

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UNC Tax Center’s Courtney Edwards Featured As Expert in WalletHub’s “2019 Best Places to Retire”

January 17, 2019

Courtney Edwards, associate director of the Kenan Institute-affiliated UNC Tax Center, offered up her expertise in a recent WalletHub article highlighting the best U.S. states for retirement this year. "Taxes are an important consideration for so many decisions individuals make and should not be overlooked when deciding where to retire," Edwards said. More


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Splunk Exec Susan St. Ledger Says “High-Growth Mindset” Key to Her Success

January 17, 2019

St. Ledger’s speech focused on what she called the “high-growth mindset,” referring to taking advantage of opportunities that allow an individual to stretch beyond their perceived capabilities. St. Ledger said that adopting this mindset has been key to her personal and professional success. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to Examine Frontiers of Entrepreneurship at Annual Conference

January 15, 2019

The third annual invitation-only Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference, hosted by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and its affiliated Entrepreneurship Center, will gather a highly curated group of 150 leaders from academia, industry and government to discuss leading-edge research on private business ventures and explore ways to sustain and advance entrepreneurship. More


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Microfoundations of Corporate Social Responsibility and Irresponsibility

December 22, 2018

This study examines how social perception of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and irresponsibility (CSI) affects specific outcomes. Drawing from the social psychology literature on stereotypes, we argue that two fundamental dimensions of social perception—warmth and competence—mediate and moderate the effects of socially responsible and irresponsible practices. More


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