Conference news: Peter Thompson at DRUID

Peter Thompson attended the 2010 Summer Conference of the Danish Research Unit on Industry Dynamics (DRUID), where he presented his paper, "Employee Spinoffs and the Choice of Technology" [co-authored with Jing Chen]. Peter also was a panelist in DRUID's traditional plenary debate, which debated the motion "This house believes entrepreneurs are born, not made." Peter opposed the motion in partnership with Alfonso Gambardella. By deviously changing the question, mis-characterizing their opponents' position, and making up numbers, the Thompson-Gambardella team demolished their opponents. Victory was sealed when Alfonso included a topless picture of himself in the slides. Need proof? Video of the debate will soon be made available here.