Research & Insights

Babson faculty are intellectuals, practicing entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, engineers, and more, but most importantly, they are educators. Harness their relevant, practical research and consulting and executive experience to make informed strategic decisions in your organization and professional life.

Earlier and More Online: How Consumers Are Shopping for the Holidays
Earlier and More Online: How Consumers Are Shopping for the Holidays » Shopping this holiday season has started earlier and moved more online than in years past, spurred by deals from retailers and implications of the pandemic.
5 Things the Next Gen Should Do When Joining a Family Business
5 Things the Next Gen Should Do When Joining a Family Business » How can a next-generation leader successfully enter the family business? Lauri Union of the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship interviewed Babson alumni to find out.
Coping with a Disrupted Supply Chain: What Retailers Can Do as the Holidays Near
Coping with a Disrupted Supply Chain: What Retailers Can Do as the Holidays Near » A disrupted supply chain, a spike in demand, and new product launches. It’s a turbulent time for retailers, around the corner of the holiday season.
The Lessons Learned from a $1.7 Billion Failure
The Lessons Learned from a $1.7 Billion Failure » A mere six months after it launched, the streaming service Quibi announced it was shutting down. What can be learned from such a stunning collapse?
Why Is Leadership Important?
Why Is Leadership Important? » Why is leadership important? Babson faculty offer their expertise on the value of leadership skills, especially for emerging entrepreneurial leaders.
The Fight Against Isolation in the Time of COVID
The Fight Against Isolation in the Time of COVID » To combat isolation in older adults, a student team from Babson’s FutureLab on Mobility explored how to improve access to technology.
The Future of Film Is Ripe with Opportunity for Innovators
The Future of Film Is Ripe with Opportunity for Innovators » The cinema industry has been brought to a grinding halt. Professor Gina O’Connor says how leaders pivot will be critical in shaping the future of film.
New Research: The Real Impacts of COVID-19 on Small Business
New Research: The Real Impacts of COVID-19 on Small Business » U.S. small businesses have exhausted their federal funding and need additional support, according to a study by Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, co-led by Babson College.
The TikTok Acquisition’s Puzzling Fit
The TikTok Acquisition’s Puzzling Fit » What does a software company and a retail company have in common with a social media company? Babson Professor Jay Rao breaks down the TikTok acquisition.
The World Needs Inclusive Leadership. Here’s Why.
The World Needs Inclusive Leadership. Here’s Why. » Inclusive leadership is about breaking down silos, getting to know people, and creating a safe space for inclusion within your organization. And, it’s good business, too.