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.

Managing the Next Phase of Pandemic Response
Managing the Next Phase of Pandemic Response » As Babson College begins to move out of the emergency management phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, two experts who have helped guide the College’s response discuss what may come next.
Daryl Bullis: Opening Minds Through Academic Research
Daryl Bullis: Opening Minds Through Academic Research » Longtime academic librarian Daryl Bullis encourages students to think of writing a paper not just a task to fulfill, but a world to discover.
Amanda Elam: Examining the Gender Gap in Business
Amanda Elam: Examining the Gender Gap in Business » Amanda Elam, a research fellow at the Diana International Research Institute at Babson College, specializes in women’s entrepreneurship around the world.
Who Is the GOAT? A Babson Professor Researches Greatness
Who Is the GOAT? A Babson Professor Researches Greatness » With Tom Brady’s retirement, fans are left to wonder, who is the greatest athlete of all time? Professor Rick Cleary’s research illustrates just how complex that question can be.
Faculty Research and the Power of Curiosity
Faculty Research and the Power of Curiosity » A number of Babson College professors have been recognized as top researchers. Fueled by curiosity, their work leaves an impact on the classroom and the world at large.
What the Beatles Can Teach Us About Creativity and Collaboration
What the Beatles Can Teach Us About Creativity and Collaboration » After watching the Beatles at work in a new intimate documentary, two Babson College professors offer key lessons the group can teach us about the entrepreneurial spirit and the creative process.
The Collection That Connects Babson and Isaac Newton
From Babson Magazine
The Collection That Connects Babson and Isaac Newton » The College’s extraordinary collection of historic books, manuscripts, artifacts, and more not only represents a symbolic connection to Sir Isaac Newton but also offers inspiration in the classroom and beyond.
How Will the Infrastructure Bills Impact the Economy?
How Will the Infrastructure Bills Impact the Economy? » Last month President Joe Biden signed into law a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Economists debate whether the bill, and the $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act, will boost economic growth or lead to increased taxes and more inflation.
Avoiding Drama: How Entrepreneurial Families Can Learn from ‘Succession’
Avoiding Drama: How Entrepreneurial Families Can Learn from ‘Succession’ » The HBO hit series “Succession” offers lots of binge-worthy entertainment but few good business role models. Here are some real-world examples that illustrate how entrepreneurial families can succeed without the drama.
What’s Causing Inflation, and When Will It End?
What’s Causing Inflation, and When Will It End? » American consumers are getting hit with skyrocketing food and fuel prices, accelerating fears and raising questions about inflation. We turn to two Babson College economists for answers.