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May 22, 2013

Robert Trebar to Present at The Academic Forum in Canada

(Painesville, Ohio) - Assistant Professor and Dean of the School of Business Robert Trebar has been selected as a presenter during the June 17-19, 2013 Conference of The Academic Forum in Quebec, Canada.

Trebar's paper, "A Causal Model of the Entrepreneurial Intentions of College Students," sets forth an empirical model that seeks to explain how approximately 70 different elements of an undergraduate's college experience - such as major, peer influences or leadership activities - influence students' intention to start a business at some point in their life.

"Society's future economic well-being is tightly linked to increasing rates of entrepreneurship. The college experience can have a major influence on the attitudes that students have toward becoming entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, colleges don't have much solid evidence that guides us toward evidence-based interventions in the process. By enabling a systematic way to assess the experiences of students at colleges nationwide, this research model can help us identify what works and what doesn't," said Trebar.

The Academic Forum is an international organization whose mission is to promote the development and exchange of knowledge globally in business, public administration and pedagogy among university educators and practitioners.


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