Early Career Scholar Seminar Series (ECSSS) 2022

Dear colleagues,

Our next event for the Early Career Scholar Seminar Series (ECSSS) will be on Friday, January 21 at 11:00-12:00 (ET).

Ph. D. Marcos Segantini (ORT University, Uruguay) and Ph.D. Lori Dickes (Clemson University, SC, USA) will be presenting their work on A tale of the two Carolinas: how similar states are faring in the knowledge economy.


Historically, both North and South Carolina relied on traditional economic activities such as farming and textile manufacturing. Globalization, industrial restructuring, and other forces have dramatically changed these economies. Today these industries, and others, are no longer the major employers or producers of output that they once were. Even with similar historical economic profiles, North Carolina has significantly improved its economy climbing the ladder of the richest US states, while South Carolina remains among the nation’s poorest. Following the “strategic management of places” approach, this research aims to explain how these once similar US states have diverged greatly in their economic, socio-cultural, and policy results. This research will have a special focus on the state’s entrepreneurial and innovation outcomes and the divergent paths these states now experience. Our empirical approach applies time series analysis and policy content analysis to unveil how the Carolinas’ different economic development strategies resulted in divergent economic trajectories from 1960 to the present.

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Looking forward to see you at the event.

NACLICS organizing committee

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