Speaker: David Ketchen, Lowder Center

Air Date: January 05, 2018

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with David Ketchen. Dr. Ketchen is the Lowder Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University, where he is also Research Director of the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship.

Tomas Hult is Professor and Byington Endowed Chair in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Broadly, the U.S. Congress approved a new tax plan in December 2017 that reduces the corporate tax rate to 21 percent, from the current 35 percent. David shares his views regarding implications that this tax cut has for corporations and entrepreneurs.

At the same time, individuals would also see tax cuts, including a top rate of 37 percent, down from 39.6 percent. Tomas and Dave dialogue about the implications of the individual tax rates for entrepreneurs. They also discuss the stock market in the U.S. which went up some 25 percent in 2017. This is an unheard of increase in just one year. Dr. Ketchen has some astute takeaways related to this stock market increase for corporations, entrepreneurs, and consumer spending.

Speaker: David Ketchen, Lowder Center

Air Date: November 14, 2016

Tomas Hult interviews David Ketchen, Lowder Eminent Scholar, Professor of Management, and Director of the Lowder Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship at Auburn University.
Statistics show 40 to 50 percent of students entering college in 2016 will be self-employed or will freelance at some point in their careers. In this context, entrepreneurship has become a prominent topic of study for all leading business schools. Dr. Ketchen explains why this is the case. Additionally, Americans revere the entrepreneurial spirit. We celebrate innovators like Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Mark Zuckerberg who have, as Steve Jobs said, “put a dent in the universe.” And entrepreneurship is no longer a small business phenomenon, large companies also thrive on entrepreneurship, which Dave explains.

Speaker: David Ketchen, Lowder Center

Air Date: November 09, 2015

Tomas Hult speaks with David Ketchen, Lowder Eminent Scholar of Management and Executive Director of the Lowder Center for Business and Entrepreneurship in the Harbert College of Business, Auburn University. They discuss franchising as a viable business opportunity for entrepreneurs, the success factors of franchising, and the outlook of franchising as a business model for entrepreneurs.