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Roundtable Presenters

Roundtable Discussion #1:
Advances in Technology and Its Impact on Entrepreneurship
Roundtable Discussion #2:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Educational Systems
Roundtable Discussion #3:
Rise of Nationalist Policies and Their Impact on Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystems 
Roundtable Discussion #4:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth
Roundtable Discussion #5:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth 
Roundtable Discussion #6:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Educational Systems 


Roundtable Discussion #1:
Advances in Technology and Its Impact on Entrepreneurship 

Dominic Buccieri, Missouri Southern State University: The Role of Entrepreneurial Orientation and Opportunity Recognition in Early Internationalization of High Tech International New Ventures
Michael Goldberg 
and Sam Nalli Case Western Reserve University: Beyond Silicon Valley: Sharing Ideas Through Online Learning to Support Entrepreneurship Between Cleveland and Syria
Emilio Mouannes, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Case Study on the Establishment of a University Biotechnology Spin-off to Support Local and Regional Food MSMEs
Sandy Rihanna, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Process of Innovation in Smart Health Care Technologies

Xi Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology: Upstream and Downstream Capabilities of Incumbents: Navigating a Disruptive Technological Change


Roundtable Discussion #2:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Educational System

Ketevan Darakhvelidze, Ilia State University: The Importance of University Enterprise Education (EE) in Boosting Engaged Learning in Creativity
Joseph Fox, University of Akron: Iatrogenics in Entrepreneurship: An Introduction and Research Agenda
Stephen HillHoly Spirit University of Kaslik: The Role of Culture in Gender Differences in Entrepreneurship Levels in MENA
Lori Long, Baldwin Wallace University: Innovating the Role of Colleges and Universities in Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: A Case Study


Roundtable Discussion #3:
Rise of Nationalist Policies and Their Impact on Global Entrepreneurship Ecosystems 

Presenters: 
Sandro Asatiani, Ilia State University: Equivalents of the Term Entrepreneurship in the Post-Soviet Countries and Its Significance in Georgia

David Clifford, John Carroll University: Building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Emerging Markets 
Roula Gergess, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Women Across the Lebanese Entrepreneurship Ecosystem
Pascale Lahoud, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Entrepreneurship, Education and Economic Capacity: Questioning Neoliberalis Organization and the Role of Local Arab Universities


Roundtable Discussion #4:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Presenters: 
Zhenrui Cao, New Jersey Institute of Technology: Are Angel Investors Egotists 
David Chechelashvili, Ilia State University: Venture Elevator Program: Elevating Georgian Startups for Investment Readiness
Dong Chen and Siyuan Cheng, Loyola Marymount University: Survival by Diversification? A Case Study of an Entrepreneurial Firm's Business Scope Expansion
Daniel Fox, Ashland University and Joseph Fox, University of Akron: Venture Scouting for University Students


Roundtable Discussion #5:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth 

Presenters: 
Nemr El Hajj, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Lebanese Industrial Cluster: Higher Education Institutions Reaching Out to Improve Competitiveness of the Lebanese Industries
Shannon Lyons, FlashStarts: Birth by Fire: Innovative Entrepreneurial Internships within a Startup Accelerator
Merissa Piazza, Cleveland State University:
Disruptive Growth through Co-working Industry
Mariam Sharangia, GITA: Georgia's Innovation and Technology Agency


Roundtable Discussion #6:
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and 21st Century Educational Systems 

Presenters: 
Afif M. Abdel Nour, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Nurture vs. Nature: The Case of a Successful Entrepreneur

Branko Bucar, Walsh University: Creating a Course on Creativity and Design Thinking for Online and In-Class Delivery
Tamar Lominadze, Georgian Technical University: Is Something Common Between Science and Entrepreneurship?
Bechara Nehme, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik: Fostering Creativity by Curriculum Redesign for Engineering Students
Bara Watts, Oberlin College: Developing "Can-Do" Entrepreneurial Behavior in Liberal Arts Students Through Engaged Experiential Pedagogy