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PHYSICS/BK21 Colloquium(09/03/20)


"            “Role of Entrepreneurship in a National Economy”

ØSpeaker : Prof. Gihong Kim [Handong Global University]  
ØPlace : Physics Seminar Room (Science Bldg, 3-201)
ØDate & Time : Mar. 20(Fri)  4:00 ~ 5:00 pm

Netherland enjoys one of the highest per-capita incomes in the world and is also one of the
Highest contributors for UN projects to help the poor, yet its territory is comparatively small
without much of natural resource to speak of, and furthermore, a quarter of it is underwater
that has to be constantly pumped out water to be usable.

What makes a country prosper while another chronically poor economically? Is it the natural
resources,  the climate,  or the government of the country?  Is it the people of  thecountry
themselves that make the difference?

All of the above factors may have some  influence,  but none of them can be the  answer.  
The only rational  answer one can find to the question above might be Entrepreneurship, a
relatively abstract  term that is very much  to do with the culture of a country.  Indeed,  the
Entrepreneurship has been the main engine that propelled the now developed countries to
their current position. It is also the engine that helps to sustain them to stay where they are.

The talk will visit the definition of entrepreneurship in a large and narrow senses and its role in
a national economy. It will also discuss how the entrepreneurship spirit can help a developing
Country  and  enable  it  to  catch  up  with  the  developed,  and  help  attain the Millennium
Development Goal (DMG) of the UN.
            Contact Person : Prof. Yoon Hee Jeong (054-279-2078, yhj@postech.ac.kr)