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.

Finding the Stories Hidden in Data
Finding the Stories Hidden in Data » In his research, Babak Zafari sifts through mountains of medical data trying to undercover anomalies that might be signs of fraud, waste, and abuse.
The Final Hurdle: Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism
The Final Hurdle: Overcoming Vaccine Skepticism » In the final installment of a three-part series, we examine a critical question: How can skeptical people be convinced to take the COVID-19 vaccine?
Leadership, Logistics, and the Vaccine Rollout
Leadership, Logistics, and the Vaccine Rollout » The massive distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine has begun. In the second installment of a three-part series, we look at the rollout’s vast logistical challenges.
A Monumental Achievement, But Only the First Step
A Monumental Achievement, But Only the First Step » The end of the pandemic finally may be in sight, but in the first article of a three-part series, we look at how the speedy development of the COVID-19 vaccine is only the beginning of the end.
Do Leaders Have a Shelf Life? Not if They Follow This Advice.
Do Leaders Have a Shelf Life? Not if They Follow This Advice. » Leaders can manage in their role continuously as long they effectively balance work and life and strive to learn and grow.
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.