Professor published in Journal of Applied Business and Economics

HAYS, Kan. – Dr. David Snow, director of entrepreneurship at Fort Hays State University, wrote a manuscript which was published in the December issue of the Journal of Applied Business and Economics.

“Ecosystem Interrupted,” based on Snow’s research discusses the concept of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, which is concerned with the interaction of the organizations and individuals necessary to create an environment where entrepreneurship can thrive.

Snow analyzed the elements of the ecosystem in eastern Kentucky in order to explain the level of difficulty the region has experienced in developing local opportunity entrepreneurs and diversifying the economy.

“This research is important in that it identifies systemic problems the region must address to make any substantial, long-term impact,” said Snow. “Significant shifts in policy, culture, and education now can create an atmosphere to develop a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem in the near future.”

He presented the research earlier this year at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® annual conference. The association is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship.

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