Author: Heidi Neck

Heidi Neck
Professor
Heidi Neck
Heidi Neck, Ph.D., is a Babson College Professor and the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies. She teaches entrepreneurship at the MBA and executive levels. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship inside organizations, and creative thinking. Neck is the lead author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach—a book written to help educators teach entrepreneurship in more experiential and engaging ways. Additionally, she has published 40+ book chapters, research monographs, and refereed articles in such journals as Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education. She is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education journal. Neck has been recognized for teaching excellence at Babson for both undergraduate and executive education. She has also been recognized by international organizations, the Academy of Management and the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, for excellence in pedagogy and course design. She passionately works to improve the pedagogy of entrepreneurship education because new venture creation is the economic engine of society.
Top 5 Challenges of Teaching Entrepreneurship
Top 5 Challenges of Teaching Entrepreneurship » Entrepreneurship educators share what keeps them up at night, with advice from legendary professor Heidi Neck.
It’s Not Failure, It’s Intentional Iteration
It’s Not Failure, It’s Intentional Iteration » Businesses will fail. Accepting this and learning from the experience of crashing a company are central components of being an entrepreneur.
The Importance of Place in Entrepreneurship
The Importance of Place in Entrepreneurship » Around the country, entrepreneurs cited numerous examples of what makes for a great environment. Along with networks, capital, and mentorship, all mention cultural aspects of the place where they’re building their ventures.