TURNING
MAKERSPACES

INTO GREATER

PLACES

OUR WORK

LEARNING

ARTIFACTS

COLLABORATION

Our transdisciplinary research teams are recruited to perform original applied research demonstrating social and economic impact. Learning, the acquisition of knowledge and skills valued by stakeholders for the purpose of intentional change, is used to assess the outcomes of our work.

Our learning outcomes produce artifacts for use in academic, corporate, and public settings. Research and programmatic artifacts provide evidence of solutions-oriented impact in the community and organizations. Artifacts also provide a repository of research assets for further study

Inter-institutional and inter-organizational collaboration are central to our ability to demonstrate impact. Collaborations occur in the form of partnerships, conferences, research, joint programs, and other forms of collective engagement. We assert the belief that vibrant collaboration leads to innovation.

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Conducted by
 

Coppin State University’s

Center of Strategic Ingepreneurship (CSI)


Sponsored by PNC Bank

WHO

BENEFITS

POLICYMAKERS
GRANTMAKERS
MAKER LEADERSHIP
ADVOCATES
INGEPRENEURS
MAKER COMMUNITIES
RESEARCHERS
DEVELOPERS
OTHERS
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2019

Organization Assessment
and
Economic Impact Study of

Conducted by
 

Coppin State University’s

Center of Strategic Ingepreneurship (CSI)


Sponsored by PNC Bank

Now Available

A Makerspace's Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

A Case Study of Open Works in Baltimore, Maryland

 

CURRENT 

PROJECT

"A Trust Framework for Facilitating Organizational Community, Playful Ingenuity, and Collaborative Economic Growth" (projected release, December 1, 2020)

 

Nurullah Gur, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences at Istanbul Medipol University, Istanbul/Turkey states that “Trust is one of the fundamental factors that affect the wealth of nations. When the interactions are improved by trust, this will make investments, financial markets, public expenditures, institutions, regulations, and firms more effective and development friendly.” The importance of "community" at Open Works, as revealed in "Turning Makerspaces into Greater Places," and the importance of trust present an opportunity to develop frameworks for improving inclusivity, equitable access to tools, as well as intra- and inter-institutional collaboration. The importance of trust is even more evident in places where historic distrust due to perceived and actual inequities has created barriers to equitable, collaborative economic development. The “Trust Framework for Facilitating Equitable Access to Ingepreneurial Opportunity” is offered as a potential solution.

The 2019-2020 project will examine existing trust frameworks such as "Edelman's Trust Barometer" while developing a tool for assessing cultural composition and transparency. Our objective is to develop an instrument and process for building trust, strengthening community, and bridging divides (e.g. regional, cultural, ethnic, gender, institutional, and otherwise) for the benefit t of collaborative "ingepreneurial" advancement.

 
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CONTACT

Ronald (Ron) C. Williams, PhD

rwilliams@coppin.edu

Tel:410-951-3452

Coppin State University

College of Business

Dept. of Management & Marketing

2500 W. North Avenue

Baltimore, MD21216

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Students for Ingepreneurial Impact (SII)

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