Project I: Energy Booms and Resilience
This project explores how energy booms impact entrepreneurship and economic resilience in rural areas.
Data and Methods:
Using various datasets and advanced analytical tools, the study aims to uncover the complex relationships among energy booms, entrepreneurship, and resilience.
Project II: Policymakers as Cultural Entrepreneurs
This segment investigates the role of policymakers in shaping community narratives and possibilities during energy booms.
The project conducts interview-based case studies in Texas communities affected by energy booms to understand the leadership dynamics and policymaker roles.
The research seeks to reveal effective leadership strategies for managing economic shifts and challenge conventional theories of entrepreneurial behavior.
This IC2 research project informs policymaking and community adaptation strategies during economic transformations.
Director, Energy Institute