Two Babson College Teams Receive Faculty Research Angel Fund Awards

Two Babson College research teams were selected as recipients of Faculty Research Angel Fund (FRAF) awards by Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

The purpose of the FRAF is to amplify Babson’s thought leadership and support the College’s mission and strategic plan. The FRAF award provides research funding for a maximum of three years in length that comes with a series of milestone requirements and clear expectations to seek external funding during the third year of the funding term.

The FRAF committee selected two winning research projects and teams:

  • “Exploring the Role of Psychological Safety and Empowerment on Entrepreneurial Leadership in Family Businesses” by Associate Professor P.J. Guinan (Operations & Information Management), Assistant Professor Alisa Jno-Charles (Entrepreneurship), and Professor Keith Rollag (Management)
  • “New Methods for Studying Environmental and Social Impact Value Creation” by Professor Phillip Kim, the Lewis Family Distinguished Professor in Social Innovation (Entrepreneurship); and Professor Sinan Erzurumlu (Operations & Information Management), who also is the faculty director of Babson’s full-time MBA programs.

“The FRAF committee found these proposals to be well-crafted and truly interdisciplinary,” wrote Ken Matsuno, the Murata Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, in announcing the awards. “The potential implications will be quite substantial to the fields of entrepreneurial leadership and value creation.”

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