29th September 2003




A leading business academic is to give a lecture on entrepreneurship next month.


Andrew Atherton, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Lincoln Business School – part of the University of Lincoln – will give his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 15th October.


Entitled ‘Unbundling enterprise and entrepreneurship: from perception and preconceptions to practice and concept’, the talk will be given at 6pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre at the Brayford Pool campus.


“From certain perspectives, entrepreneurs are a vital component of a dynamic economy,” says Professor Atherton, who joined the University of Lincoln last year.


“Others, however, view entrepreneurs in a more negative or suspect light, raising concerns about their involvement in and contribution to social assets and capital and to society more broadly.


“This inaugural lecture will address many of the perceptions and preconceptions related to enterprise and entrepreneurship in an attempt to reconsider and reposition the debate.


“In particular, enterprise will be presented as a dynamic that exists across society and in different business and other organisational contexts.”


Andrew Atherton has an MA from Yale University and is a fluent speaker of Mandarin. He came to Lincoln from the University of Durham, where he held the post of Executive Director for the Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Development.


Wine and a light buffet will be served after the lecture at about 7pm. The lecture is free of charge and open to all.


If you would like to attend, contact Faith Cobaine on Lincoln 886626 or email fcobaine@lincoln.ac.uk stating the number of places you require.



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