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The Impact of E-Commerce
The Impact of E-Commerce » As shoppers flock online and e-commerce increases, research by Babson Assistant Professor Linghang Zeng finds that marginalized retail employees are hit hardest.
Students Polish GEM Findings into Winning Data Hackathon Competition
Students Polish GEM Findings into Winning Data Hackathon Competition » Babson students mined data from the latest U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report for job-creation findings at the second annual GEM Data Hackathon competition.
New GEM Report Recommends Action to Support Women Entrepreneurs
New GEM Report Recommends Action to Support Women Entrepreneurs » The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s latest Women’s Entrepreneurship Report urges policymakers to understand and combat gender differences in entrepreneurship.
How to Steer a Successful Twitter Turnaround
How to Steer a Successful Twitter Turnaround » Babson’s Bret Bero, who has led several private-equity turnarounds, weighs in on Elon Musk’s push to make Twitter profitable after purchasing the social media platform for $44 billion.
Understanding Natural Disasters and Their Impact
Understanding Natural Disasters and Their Impact » Hurricane Ian’s destructive path caused $2 billion in damage and more than 114 deaths, but Babson Associate Teaching Professor Charles Winrich and his students are studying Ian, and other disasters, with an eye toward resiliency.
Students Reflect on Patagonia’s Environmental Trailblazing
Students Reflect on Patagonia’s Environmental Trailblazing » Babson students voice their thoughts about the founder of Patagonia’s decision to give away his $3 billion company to fight climate change.
When a Business Leader Gives Away His Company
When a Business Leader Gives Away His Company » In this first article in a two-part series examining the Patagonia founder’s astounding decision to give away his company, Babson faculty reflect on the importance of business values.
New U.S. GEM Report: Gen Z Appetite for Entrepreneurship Grows
New U.S. GEM Report: Gen Z Appetite for Entrepreneurship Grows » The new U.S. report from Babson College’s Global Entrepreneurship Monitor illustrates the growing importance of environmental sustainability and social justice.
What High Inflation Means for Startups
What High Inflation Means for Startups » How can someone launch and grow a business when the price of everything keeps going up? That’s the tricky question facing entrepreneurs today.
Why Entrepreneurial Leadership Matters
From Babson Magazine
Why Entrepreneurial Leadership Matters » Research by Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School, led by Professor Scott Taylor, has created the first academic model to explain entrepreneurial leadership.