Innovation @ Boeing

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Sri Shankar

Several executives from Boeing’s Innovations Group recently were at a lunch hosted by the Operations Management club at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to discuss their internal program termed Innovation @ Boeing. More

When Two Worlds Collaborate

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | Peter Cvelich

One of my aspirations in attending UNC-Chapel Hill for graduate school was to pursue dual master’s degrees in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA program. I saw the opportunity to translate learning from two different fields into a more complete worldview and professional toolbox to tackle issues of economic development and social inequality in communities both near and far. More

A Celebration for the Kenan Institute’s Students and Leadership Fellows

Monday, May 19, 2014 | Stacey Gilbert

On Tuesday, May 6, 2014 the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (KI) celebrated all KI students’ contributions at its annual student celebration event, Rollie Tillman & Kenan Institute Impact Awards Reception. The students recognized at this year’s ceremony included 11 MBA Leadership Fellows, five Undergraduate Business Leadership Fellows, and over 90 students from various universities across the Research Triangle. Over the course of the year, these students had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with the Institute’s Concierge Service for Entrepreneurs, NC Growth, Basketball Analytics Summit, Sport Entrepreneurship, BrandNC, Research Services, and Boeing projects. More

Agricultural Development in Eastern North Carolina

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | Bern Moorehead

One of the benefits of serving as a Kenan Institute Leadership Fellow is the opportunity to participate in the Institute’s projects and contribute to their impact. This fall, I joined a team of Kenan-Flagler MBA students and City and Regional Planning students on a field trip to Butler Farms, a swine finishing operation in Lillington, NC. The team spent the fall semester studying the policy environment and the economic impact of the hog industry on eastern North Carolina under the guidance of Dr. Mark Little, Director of the Kenan Institute’s NC Strategic Economic Growth. More

Report from the Field: Leveraging Kenan-Flagler Resources around the World

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | Ashley Gremel

My path with the Kenan-Flagler Undergraduate Business Program began in Bangkok, Thailand as a corporate social responsibility intern at Kenan Institute Asia. While in country, I drastically increased my tolerance for spicy food and extended my understanding of the role of business in making our world a better place. K.I. Asia specializes in corporate social responsibility (CSR) project implementation, and works with big names such as Boeing, Merck, and Microsoft. My role was developing a CSR training curriculum for Thai companies by synthesizing existing materials and adding new content. Carol Seagle from UNC’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise advised me from Chapel Hill and introduced me to the numerous resources available through the KnowledgeBank on the CSE site. More