Thomas S. Lyons

Thomas S. Lyons

Ph.D., University of Michigan
MS., Loyola University, Chicago
B.S., Butler University

Professor and Director, Product Center Food-Ag-Bio

Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
Michigan State University

446 W. Circle, Dr., Rm xxx
Morrill Hall of Agriculture
East Lansing MI 48824

Presentations

Recent Research and Policy Presentation Videos

  • Lyons, T.S. (2016). “Leveraging Commercial and Social Entrepreneurship for the Revitalization of Marginalized Urban Communities,” Framing Paper for Panel on Social Entrepreneurship, Activating Markets for Social Change Conference, Los Angeles, CA: Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California.  Presentation/Discussion of Framing Paper.   

Recent Research and Policy Presentations

  • Cukier, D., Kon, F., & Lyons, T.S., 22nd ICE/IEEE International Technology Management Conference, Trondheim, Norway, “Software Startup Ecosystems: The New York City Case Study,” (June 13-15, 2016).
  • Lyons, T.S., Invited Presentation, Panel on Social Entrepreneurship, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, Price School of Public Policy , University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, “Leveraging Commercial and Social Entrepreneurship for the Revitalization of Marginalized Urban Communities” (April 15, 2016).
  • Lyons, T.S., Invited Research Seminar, Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, “What Makes a Social Entrepreneur Successful?” (January 27, 2016).
  • Lyons, T.S., Invited Research Seminar, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, “Defining, Measuring and Developing Entrepreneurship Skills,” (January 19, 2016).
  • Lyons, T.S., Invited Presentation, JAX Innovation Connection Conference, Jacksonville, FL, “Are You Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur,” (October 23, 2015).
  • Lyons, T.S., Invited Participant/Discussant, The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO, (October 1-2, 2015). [A gathering of 38 distinguished researchers in this field]
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Participant, “Meeting of the Minds,” a discussion of ‘entrepreneurial ecosystems’ among a gathering of subject experts from across the U.S., Kauffman Foundation and USSourceLink, Kansas City, MO, (April 28, 2015).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Speaker. Sustainability Monitor Workshop, Weissman Program in International Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY, “Social Impact Investing,” (April 22, 2015).
  • Lyons, T.S. Moderator and Discussant, Nonprofit Seminar, Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY, “Social Impact Metrics for Attracting Investment,” (February 24, 2015).
  • Lyons, T.S. Keynote Presentation at the 10th Annual CANS/TCOM Conference, The John Praed Foundation and Chapin Hall of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Social Entrepreneurship: Understanding the Business of Helping,” (November 13, 2014).
  • Lyons T.S., & Herr, S. Invited Workshop Presentation at the 10th Annual CANS/TCOM Conference, The John Praed Foundation and Chapin Hall of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, “Social Entrepreneurship: Defining, Measuring and Coaching,” (November 13, 2014).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Presentation at Metropolitan Capitalism: Family, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship in the 2oth Century Conference, Fordham University, Urban Studies Center and Technical University Berlin, Center for Metropolitan Studies, New York City, “Social Enterprises: Using Markets to Address Social Problems,” (October 10, 2014).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Presentation at Entrepreneurial Cities Conference, City of Warsaw and Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland, “Thoughts on Urban Entrepreneurship Research,” (July 11, 2014).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Panelist at Entrepreneurial Cities Conference, City of Warsaw and Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland, “Entrepreneurship in Cities – Challenges,” with Dr. Jerzy Cieslik of Kozminski University and Dr. Dylan Jones-Evans, University of Western England, (July 10, 2014).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Luncheon Keynote at Public Business Luncheon hosted by Marcus Oldham College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, “The Power of Entrepreneurship-Focused Community Economic Development,” (June 5, 2014).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Presentation to Faculty, Students, Staff and Guests, Marcus Oldham College, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, “My Work and Writing: Entrepreneurship & Community Economic Development,” (May 27, 2014).
  • Lyons, T.S. Invited Opening Keynote at the Joint 16th Annual National Value-Added Agricultural Conference-The NERCRD What Works Conference Series, Baltimore, MD, “Food Security, Entrepreneurship and Value-Added,” (May 14, 2014).