Entrepreneurship is a trending topic and we constantly hear in the medias about success stories of famous people such as Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates, among many others. But do we really know what an entrepreneur is? It seems that opinions on the subject are as many as the reasons that make an entrepreneur successful. The word "entrepreneurship" comes from the French verb "entreprendre" which means "to undertake". To truly understand, we have to study the key actors of the economy further.
Professor Hamid Bouchikhi spoke with ESSEC Knowledge LIVE to discuss COP 23 and the critical role entrepreneurs must play in a more sustainable future.
In the lead-up to the inauguration of ESSEC’s new campus in Rabat, Morocco, Professor Thierry Sibieude analyzes the social entrepreneurial opportunities in the region, and how they will impact the local economy.
Laurent Bourgeon, Academic Director of the Operational Management and International Operational Management programs at ESSEC Business School, and author of the book Construire avec pertinence la stratégie pour votre PME (Build an Effective Strategy for your SME, Ellipses, 2016), urges small-to-medium enterprises to develop a strategy and shares key insights into how to do it effectively.
These actors have the power to reverse the ecological and social consequences of China’s growth-at-any-cost policies.
Prof. Hamid Bouchikhi, Director of the ESSEC Impact Entrepreneurship Center, asserts that for an African entrepreneurial area to materialize requires in-depth work with the younger generations. Because innovative entrepreneurs are, for the most part, young graduates from higher education, the mental setting up of an African entrepreneurial area calls for massive encouragement of infra-African student mobility...