Clarkson University Dean of the School of Business Dayle M. Smith introduced a new way of looking at entrepreneurship and social enterprise during her visit to Guangzhou, China, last month.
At the Lincoln Hall U.S. consulate office, Smith discussed the concept of benefit corporations and how social innovation is changing the world.
She took the audience on a journey through the rise and excitement of entrepreneurial initiative, social innovation and how the values of a younger generation have resulted in a social movement around business and doing good in the world.
Smith shared with the audience stories of young entrepreneurs and leaders in companies who have dedicated themselves to improving the global community.
Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.