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Executive Talk #Cornel Ban
September 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We continue the Executive Talk series with a discussion about the entrepreneurial state. Our special guest is Cornel Ban, Associate Professor of International Political Economy at the Copenhagen Business School. His most recent book, Ruling Ideas: How Neoliberalism Goes Local, (Oxford University Press, 2018) received the Political Economy Award for 2017 of the British International Studies Association.
The event will take place online [on Microsoft Teams platform] on the 9th of September from 6:30 PM [RO Time]. Participation is free, but please register in order to receive the access link.
About the topic & speaker
Cornel Ban was previously Reader at City University of London, assistant professor at Boston University, and research fellow at Brown University in the United States.
The debate between pro-state and pro-market views should be seen for what it is: a sullen vestige of the 1990s. Today, there is massive evidence that entrepreneurial states not only deal with market failures but also make new markets particularly in the area of innovation or quality of life enhancement. Indeed, almost all breakthrough technical innovations are the result of state-led efforts. This aspect is critical for understanding the rise of American hegemony in the postwar period and of the Chinese challenge today. This existing research has a major blind spot: despite the centrality of nodal cities in the global economy, work on entrepreneurial municipalities is in its infancy. This presentation aims to deal with this gap by focusing on successful cases of coordination between town hall, universities, public sector services, and the private sector. Its ultimate objective is to propose some policy lessons for Romanian cities such as Bucharest or Cluj.
Transilvania Executive Education is an executive education provider based in Cluj-Napoca. In partnership with Hull University, it aims to connect the companies and entrepreneurs in the region with the opportunities of international business and promote connected and critical thinking amongst the future leaders and professionals of the Romanian business community.
The Executive MBA delivered by the Hull University Business School is the only genuine British EMBA from the Transylvania area. The program is certified by AMBA & AACSB accreditations and the modules are taught 100% by a fly-in faculty. The program was launched in 2015 and so far, has had more than 140 students and alumni enrolled in the program. A new class is scheduled to start in April 2021.
More info: www.teecluj.ro