SOCIAL INNOVATION AND HUMANE
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM POLICY TO ACTION
SOCIAL INNOVATION AND HUMANE ENTREPRENEURSHIP FROM POLICY TO ACTION
Salerno University Global Entrepreneurship Conference
Last week, on October 4th and 5th, Salerno University in Italy hosted a Global Entrepreneurship Conference titled “Social Innovation and Humane Entrepreneurship: From Policy to Action”. The main theme of the conference was discussed both in plenary and parallel sessions. The plenary sessions, in particular, were be based on the contributions of renown academics, esteemed politicians, and recognized (humane) entrepreneurs who took part in the debate as key speakers, discussants or story-tellers.
On October 4th, conference attendees convened at Salerno University to listen to an opening ceremony including speakers such as Renato Abate, Giuseppe Roma, David Storey, and Chantal Line Carpentier. After the opening ceremony, the speakers signed the “Salerno Declaration.” The Declaration calls upon Future Generations of Entrepreneurs, Leaders, and Managers to continue to increase economic and business development in a synergistic manner with the efficient use of human resources and natural resources to help positively impact society.”
The afternoon at Salerno University was comprised of author parallel sessions of various topics including humane entrepreneurship, social innovation, and sustainable development goals. Over 50 papers were presented. Following the parallel sessions was a gala dinner in Ravello where 7 best paper awards were given out.
The second day of the conference took place in Ravello at the historic Villa Rufolo. Attendees had the opportunity to tour the expansive gardens that overlooked the coast. Speakers presented in the form of roundtables to facilitate open and progressive discussion related to pursuit of the SDGs, the role of MSMEs, and how to form a set of guiding principles. Speakers on the second day included a variety of speakers from different backgrounds, including the director of the Villa, Secondo Rufolo.
David Storey (Professor of Enterprise, University of Sussex, UK)
Chantal Line Carpentier (Chief of New York Office UNCTAD)
Claudio Gubitosi (Founder and Director of Giffoni Film Festival)
Ahmed Osman (President-Elect, ICSB)
Andrea Piccaluga (Director Institute of Management S. S. Sant’Anna di Pisa)
Giuseppe Roma (Former Director of CENSIS)
Francesco Castiello (Senator, President Fondazione Grande Lucania)
Cono D’Elia (Vice President Parco Nazionale del Cilento)
Ki-Chan Kim (full professor at Catholic University of Korea and ICSB Global Member)
Ayman El Tarabishy (Executive Director of ICSB)
Winslow Sargeant, (ICSB SVP of Development)
The conference is sponsored by the University of Salerno and in collaboration with ICSB.