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Carl H. Lindner College of Business Professor Discusses Entrepreneurship in Korea

This Morning
Monday, December 19, 2016 6:29 PM
University of Cincinnati professor featured on Korean radio discussing small and medium business entrepreneurship in that country.

On November 3, 2011, Charles H Matthews, PhD, professor and executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, was a featured guest on “This Morning,” a news radio program in Seoul, Korea. Matthews commented on the importance of boosting small and medium enterprises.

“The opportunity to be on ‘This Morning’ was very timely,” notes Matthews. A recent South Korean poll conducted by the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business suggests that four in ten South Korean small and medium enterprises (SMEs) fell the first-half of 2011, when business conditions were worse than during the 2008 global financial crisis. The survey also notes that SMEs are experiencing difficulty in borrowing money with high interest rates.

 “While South Korea’s GDP is steadily improving, there needs to be a clear signal to the SME’s that financial resources are available to fuel SME growth and expansion,” adds Matthews. 

In the radio interview, he also touches on the importance of policy to be mutually supportive of large and small businesses, which contribute to innovation and job growth. “Of course, a strong collaboration between academia, the community and businesses of all sizes is needed to prepare the next generation of entrepreneurs and corporate leaders.”

Matthews was in Chengju, Korea to speak at the KASBS Fall Conference on Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the IBK Education Institute.  His talk was entitled, “Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The Role of Innovation Transformation, Academic, and Community Partnerships.”

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TBS eFM (101.3 MHz) is the first all-English radio station in Seoul and “This Morning” is a current affairs program that airs Monday–Friday from 7 to 9AM Korean Standard Time.