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Misum open seminar with Jennifer Brenton

Welcome to a Misum open seminar on "Collaborating for Community Regeneration: Facilitating Partnerships in, Through, and for Place" with Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jennifer Brenton, University of Michigan.

About the speaker

Jennifer Brenton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan. She has a PhD in Management from Memorial University of Newfoundland and prior scholarly affiliations with the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and Harvard University, Jennifer's expertise spans social enterprise, community-based enterprise, and cross-sector work.


Jennifer's research illuminates the pivotal role of place in shaping social enterprises and cross-sector partnerships, offering actionable insights into community regeneration and development. Beyond academia, Jennifer's consultancy work in social enterprise governance, business planning, and marketing underscores her commitment to translating research into real-world impact


Prior to her current position, Jennifer held prestigious fellowships at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, where she further honed her skills and insights in economics, history, and politics. She earned her PhD in environmental economics from Yale University's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, building upon her foundational studies in economics with a BA (Honors) from Delhi University and an MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University. 

About the event

In this Misum open seminar, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Jennifer Brenton, will present the paper Collaborating for Community Regeneration: Facilitating Partnerships in, Through, and for Placeco-authored with Natalie Slawinski. The paper explores how leveraging geographic locations can deepen cross-sector collaboration, emphasizing the importance of place-based interactions in fostering shared purpose and effective community revitalization efforts.

The seminar will take place at the Stockholm School of Economics on Tuesday, May 21 from 12:00 to 13:00 in the Yinka Shonibare room - A536. A light lunch will be provided during the seminar for all registered participants. Please register your attendance here. 


Misum Development Entrepreneurship Sustainability Research seminar