Lecture on entrepreneurship in foreign countries March 3

Robert Engle

Feb. 24, 2014 - Robert Engle, professor of international business in the School of Business, will present the lecture, "The Antecedents of Entrepreneurial Activity: An International and Cross-Cultural Perspective," from 2-3 p.m. on Monday, March 3, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 225, on the Mount Carmel Campus.

The event, part of Quinnipiac's Sigma Xi lecture series, is free and open to the public.

Engle's presentation will highlight his research, including a theoretical international model he and his research colleagues developed and tested which attempts to explain entrepreneurial activity by individuals residing and doing business in a range of foreign countries. Engle began the research project seven years ago. He and his colleagues have published 17 research papers thus far regarding the research.

Engle specializes in international management and cross-cultural research and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Quinnipiac.

Prior to joining the university, Engle held a number of positions in industry, including vice president of marketing and sales operations for the U.S. for Bayer A.G. Pharmaceutical Division as well as vice president of global sales force management for the company division based in Leverkusen, Germany. He has also served as chairman of the board and CEO of the non-profit Bayer Institute of Health Care Communications (now the Institute for Health Care Communications), for which he still serves on the board of directors.

Sigma Xi is an international, multidisciplinary research society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise and honor scientific achievement. There are nearly 60,000 Sigma Xi members in more than 100 countries around the world. Sigma Xi chapters, more than 500 in all, can be found at colleges and universities, industrial research centers and government laboratories. The society endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology and to promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress.

For more information about the lecture, please call 203-582-8652.