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MERC 2012

Mahesh P. Joshi, Chief Organizer, MERC

Friday, May 4, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Fairfax, VA

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The Mason Inn Conference Center & Hotel
4352 Mason Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Friday, May 4, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


Mahesh P. Joshi, Chief Organizer, MERC

Over the years the Mason Entrepreneurship Research Conference (MERC) has become a great sounding board for shaping early stage research ideas as well as a friendly venue to receive feedback on fully developed papers in a collegial and inclusive format. Our conference is open to researchers interested in the field of entrepreneurship from any discipline.  Hence researchers from all academic disciplines are invited to participate in this annual event. In the past, researchers from business, public policy, engineering, education, economics, geography, health sciences, sociology, humanities and political sciences have participated in this conference.

Special Topics:
The conference planning committee is seeking a wide-range of conference presentations representing an eclectic mix of research from diverse levels of research analysis, multiple research approaches and multiple disciplines (e.g. business management, education, economics, engineering, finance, marketing, fine arts, health services, history of entrepreneurship, organization theory, performing arts, political science, psychology, public policy, and sociology to name a few). While all abstracts/manuscripts relevant to entrepreneurship are welcome, submissions dealing with the following four topics are particularly encouraged:
• Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
• Entrepreneurship and Business
• Social Entrepreneurship and Non-Profit Management
• Entrepreneurship Education and the Society
• Entrepreneurship in international context

Keynote Speaker:  Steve Case, Chair of Startup America Partnership and Founder AOL.

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