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As Bitcoin Booms, Speculation About Its Future Rises, Too
As Bitcoin Booms, Speculation About Its Future Rises, Too » As bitcoin’s value surges, Babson professors weigh in on its volatility and what the future looks like for the cryptocurrency.
Why Business Leaders Need Imagination
Why Business Leaders Need Imagination » To prepare for an uncertain future, business leaders need to indulge in what science fiction writers and children employ on a regular basis: their imagination.
What Is Inclusive Leadership?
What Is Inclusive Leadership? » Hear from three Babson College community members who help answer the question, "What is inclusive leadership?" and work tirelessly to educate and empower inclusive leaders worldwide.
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.
These Are the Opportunities Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on in 2021
These Are the Opportunities Entrepreneurs Can Capitalize on in 2021 » As we kick off 2021, we asked a number of our professors who have a range of expertises to forecast this year's opportunities for entrepreneurs.
Field Research: Tips for Managers in the New Normal
Field Research: Tips for Managers in the New Normal » Recent research by Babson Assistant Professor Eliana Crosina suggests that companies must look inward, and outward, and offers these tips for managers.
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.
New Research Reveals Work-Life Balance Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face During Pandemic
New Research Reveals Work-Life Balance Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face During Pandemic » Researchers have found women entrepreneurs face declining sales, funding obstacles, and self-and home care concerns as a result of the pandemic.
Time to Evaluate Video Conferencing? Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson Says Yes
Time to Evaluate Video Conferencing? Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson Says Yes » Following months of virtual collaboration, Assistant Professor Kerry Gibson says it’s time to evaluate our approach to meetings through video conferencing.
New U.S. GEM Report Gives Hope for Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World
New U.S. GEM Report Gives Hope for Entrepreneurship in a Post-COVID World » In 2019, U.S. entrepreneurship rates were the highest they had ever been—a finding that offers hope as a country in crisis turns to entrepreneurial leaders for innovation and change.
Entrepreneurial Leaders Fuel the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine
Entrepreneurial Leaders Fuel the Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine » From researchers to manufacturers, a look at the critical role that entrepreneurial leaders play in the high-stakes race for a COVID-19 vaccine.
With Ban Pending, Should Microsoft or Twitter Buy TikTok?
With Ban Pending, Should Microsoft or Twitter Buy TikTok? » Restrictions have been imposed on TikTok in the United States, barring an American acquisition. Lecturer Peter Cohan says a potential deal may not even be worth the time.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S.
GEM Data: Black Entrepreneurship Represents Highest Rate in U.S. » The rate of Black entrepreneurship across the United States has intensified since 2014, and it’s because of innovators like Mandy Bowman ’12.
In Impromptu Album Release, Taylor Swift Sings in an Entrepreneur’s Tune
In Impromptu Album Release, Taylor Swift Sings in an Entrepreneur’s Tune » Can musicians be entrepreneurs? Most certainly, says Lakshmi Balachandra, reflecting on the release of Taylor Swift’s impromptu album, “Folklore.”
Faced with the Pandemic, Women in Small Business Take Action
Faced with the Pandemic, Women in Small Business Take Action » Women in small business already face obstacles when compared to their male counterparts, and those issues are only compounded by the pandemic. Still, many remain resilient.
Five Lessons from GEM’s Research
Five Lessons from GEM’s Research » The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, co-founded by Babson College in 1999, is the largest and most developed research program on entrepreneurship in the world. No one understands the importance and impact of GEM’s research and findings more than Donna Kelley, Babson’s Frederic C. Hamilton Professor of Free Enterprise Studies, who also is a board member of…
What Is a Stimulus Package? A Conversation with Professor Megan Way
What Is a Stimulus Package? A Conversation with Professor Megan Way » You’ve heard about it a lot this year, but, what is a stimulus package? Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Division Megan Way provides some answers.
Bridging Business and Health Care to the Benefit of Students
Bridging Business and Health Care to the Benefit of Students » By challenging students with real problems exposed through research, Dessislava Pachamanova provides an opportunity to study complexities of a crisis.
Leading Edge Insights for Entrepreneurs from BCERC
Leading Edge Insights for Entrepreneurs from BCERC » This year’s Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference brought leading-edge research directly to entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators—findings that are typically directed to academic audiences.
How a Different View of Sports Will Present a New Way to Learn
How a Different View of Sports Will Present a New Way to Learn » Sports leagues are nearing restarts with a different look. According to Professor Rick Cleary, these new variances present an optimal opportunity to learn.
Pandemic Impacts Entrepreneuring Women at Work and Home
Pandemic Impacts Entrepreneuring Women at Work and Home » New research shows that women business owners find the best support and resources from other business owners and entrepreneurs.
Reflecting on a Trip to the Top of the World
Reflecting on a Trip to the Top of the World » In the Arctic Circle, a group of Babson College students takes in the region’s stark beauty and asks tough questions about economics, policy, and climate change.
‘Superheroes’ Joining Forces in Digital Experience Initiative
‘Superheroes’ Joining Forces in Digital Experience Initiative » An interdisciplinary team of Babson faculty is researching the importance of responsible and ethical digital transformation.
What You Didn’t Know About This 40 Under 40 Professor
What You Didn’t Know About This 40 Under 40 Professor » Poets & Quants has selected Professor Nathaniel Karst as one of 2020’s Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professors.
Rourke, Taillard Named Faculty of the Year
Rourke, Taillard Named Faculty of the Year » Students from the undergraduate and graduate Class of 2020 honored two of their favorite teachers with Faculty of the Year awards.
Capping a Babson Experience with Real-World Research
Capping a Babson Experience with Real-World Research » Babson’s Class of 2020 honors students concluded their college experience by completing a project that contributes real research to their field of interest.
Babson and Beyond: Saying Goodbye, but Pulling Together
From Babson Magazine
Babson and Beyond: Saying Goodbye, but Pulling Together » The latest news and updates from Babson and Beyond in the Spring 2020 edition of Babson Magazine.
Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis?
Can Businesses Start and Grow in a Crisis? » Entrepreneurial leaders across industries will guide us past the coronavirus crisis by identifying needs and solving problems.
How to Lead in a Crisis
How to Lead in a Crisis » When times are tough, good leaders are key. Here are five behaviors to adopt in order to lead in a crisis.
Focusing on the Facts
Focusing on the Facts » Assistant Professor David Blodgett understands the consequences of misinformation, and created a video with tips on how we can manage COVID-19.
Babson Entrepreneurs Converge on Miami
Babson Entrepreneurs Converge on Miami » Miami was home to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s annual meeting and Report Launch.
Entrepreneurs Worldwide Want Their Business to Make a Difference
Entrepreneurs Worldwide Want Their Business to Make a Difference » Forty percent of entrepreneurs in 35 economies want to use their business to make a difference in the world.
Published and Cited: Faculty in the News
Published and Cited: Faculty in the News » Across national media, Babson College faculty are recognized for their academic prowess, writing, and expertise.
A Grant, Term Chair, and Tips for Employee-Manager Relations
A Grant, Term Chair, and Tips for Employee-Manager Relations » Faculty members have been awarded a term chair and a grant for their research and teaching excellence, and for what they will bring to the classroom.
A New Institute Takes a Broader View of Entrepreneurship
A New Institute Takes a Broader View of Entrepreneurship » The Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship, funded through a $10 million gift from the Butler family, will examine how government and society can help entrepreneurship to thrive.
Interdisciplinary Research Takes Center Stage
Interdisciplinary Research Takes Center Stage » Babson Faculty Research Day highlights interdisciplinary approach and accelerates connections and collaborations for further research opportunities.
Entrepreneurial Women Need Disruptive Financial Models
Entrepreneurial Women Need Disruptive Financial Models » Investing in women entrepreneurs is an opportunity to expand innovation and economic development, says new research from Diana International Impact Report.
Teaching Others the Ways of Entrepreneurship Education at USASBE
Teaching Others the Ways of Entrepreneurship Education at USASBE » To kick off 2020, a number of Babson College faculty shared their entrepreneurial prowess with fellow innovators at the USASBE Conference in New Orleans.
What Holiday Shoppers Should Know About This Year’s Retail Trends
What Holiday Shoppers Should Know About This Year’s Retail Trends » Babson College faculty offer last-minute holiday shopping tips and consider this year’s most important retail trends.
The Economic Advantage of Entrepreneurship Education This article contains a video
The Economic Advantage of Entrepreneurship Education » The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor has studied entrepreneurship for 20 years. To increase its impact, researchers say look to education.
The Making of Term Chairs, the Importance of Small Business
The Making of Term Chairs, the Importance of Small Business » Term chair appointments, online holiday consumer advice, and more updates highlight Babson College faculty news.
Millions Are Entrepreneurs in the United States
Millions Are Entrepreneurs in the United States » If you seek and embrace opportunity, then you are like the 31M entrepreneurs in the United States, according to the latest U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report produced by Babson College researchers.
Faculty on Leadership, Music, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusivity
Faculty on Leadership, Music, Entrepreneurship, and Inclusivity » In the news, in their books, and on panels, Babson College professors discuss leadership in terms of history, traits, and equality.
The Importance of a Good Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
The Importance of a Good Entrepreneurial Ecosystem » Creating entrepreneurial ecosystems that drive growth, innovation, and help scale up businesses transforms communities for the better, says these Babson College professors who do just that, all around the world.
Appreciating the Value of Entrepreneurial Women
Appreciating the Value of Entrepreneurial Women » The latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor women's report, co-authored by Babson College, demonstrates the value that entrepreneurial women bring to societies around the world.
Seeking Your Next Investment? Make it a Babson College Degree
Seeking Your Next Investment? Make it a Babson College Degree » Babson College students get back what they put in, and then some. Over 40 years, students have a return on investment of close to $2 million.
Equality in Entrepreneurship? Not Yet
Equality in Entrepreneurship? Not Yet » Babson’s Candida Brush has long studied women entrepreneurs. They have made many strides, but one critical challenge remains.
From California to Guatemala, Faculty Fuel Growth and Innovation
From California to Guatemala, Faculty Fuel Growth and Innovation » Faculty are leading international growth initiatives, sharing expertise on sustainable breakthrough innovation, and weighing in on the future of commerce.
New Faculty Seminar Series Kicks Off with an Eye on the Arctic
New Faculty Seminar Series Kicks Off with an Eye on the Arctic » Babson College faculty members are sharing their research and expertise with the College community through a new seminar series.
What Happens to a Woman-Led Business After Startup?
What Happens to a Woman-Led Business After Startup? » New research from Babson College and Bank of America finds that successful women entrepreneurs face barriers beyond capital, yet forge ahead through grit, resilience, and leadership.
From Entrepreneurship to Law and Theater History: Faculty Honored
From Entrepreneurship to Law and Theater History: Faculty Honored » Babson College Faculty from across disciplines earn Dean’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Faculty Scholarship Awards.
The AI Advantage
The AI Advantage » Artificial intelligence powers everything from ecommerce chatbots to retirement planning. Babson College professor and AI expert Tom Davenport weighs in on how to kickstart AI projects, and why humans aren’t going away.
Investing in the Workplace and the Working Parent
Investing in the Workplace and the Working Parent » Faculty explore the challenges working parents face as their children age and explain ways to manage a business like an investment.
Can the Financial Markets Make the World a Better Place?
Can the Financial Markets Make the World a Better Place? » Erika Karp’s investment firm helps clients make a social impact with their money. Babson recently honored her with the Centennial Social Innovator Award.
Babson Earns EQUIS and AACSB Reaccreditation
Babson Earns EQUIS and AACSB Reaccreditation » Babson has once again received important validation from two prestigious accreditation organizations. Says Provost Mark Rice, "We are thrilled to continue to be accredited by EQUIS and AACSB."
Determining the Value of the Next IPO and Preparing for the Academic Year
Determining the Value of the Next IPO and Preparing for the Academic Year » This week in faculty news: Babson professors’ papers and expertise appear in national media.
Is a Recession on the Horizon?
Is a Recession on the Horizon? » Could we be heading toward a possible recession? Babson faculty weigh in on the chances of one happening, and what to expect if it occurs.
Professors Honored with Academy of Management Awards
Professors Honored with Academy of Management Awards » A handful of Babson professors were honored with Academy of Management Awards, and others were featured for their expertise in The Boston Globe and Forbes.
Babson Educators Influence Future Leaders, Scholars
Babson Educators Influence Future Leaders, Scholars » Babson’s faculty and thought leaders continue to inspire and influence through conferences, academic studies, and women’s leadership organizations.
Let’s Focus on Those Who Want to Start a Business, But Aren’t
Let’s Focus on Those Who Want to Start a Business, But Aren’t » Making entrepreneurship accessible to all is not just the right thing to do, it’s good for society, says Babson Professor Donna Kelley.
Faculty Weigh in on Technology and Environment, Future of AI
Faculty Weigh in on Technology and Environment, Future of AI » From insight on the environment to government policy, our faculty shared their expertise through academic journals, books, and online media.
‘Call Me Zach’
‘Call Me Zach’ » Professor Andrew Zacharakis talks about his career, his students, and his role with the prestigious Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Experts Gather at Babson to Disrupt Financing for Women Entrepreneurs
Experts Gather at Babson to Disrupt Financing for Women Entrepreneurs » Diana International Impact Day convened more than 250 investors, accelerators, policy-makers, researchers, founders, and other disrupters dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs.
How Balancing a Career and Motherhood Makes You Better at Both
How Balancing a Career and Motherhood Makes You Better at Both » Professor Danna Greenberg and alumna Jamie Shapiro Ladge ’95 are co-authors of Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths through Work and Motherhood. Together, they’re helping women navigate the complexities of being a working mother to find joy, success, and perspective.
Scholars from Around the World Are Headed to Babson
Scholars from Around the World Are Headed to Babson » This June, hundreds of scholars will arrive on Babson’s campus for two renowned entrepreneurship research events—the Diana International Research Conference and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
Setting the Stage for Startup Success
Setting the Stage for Startup Success » Now more than ever, American entrepreneurs see good business opportunities around them. So, what will it take for them to act on it—and to be successful?
Starting but Not Scaling
Starting but Not Scaling » The Babson-sponsored U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report tells us that significant numbers of entrepreneurs are of diverse ethnicities, but that this isn’t the case for established business owners. Do these entrepreneurs have the resources they need during the critical intervening stages between startup to success?
Looking for a Stock Tip? Invest in Entrepreneurs
Looking for a Stock Tip? Invest in Entrepreneurs » Entrepreneurs take the long view when leading companies, says Babson Professor Joel Shulman. That way of thinking produces results for their companies and the people who invest in them.
On the Road to Research, a Welcome Stop-off for Feedback and Fellowship
On the Road to Research, a Welcome Stop-off for Feedback and Fellowship » Babson’s Faculty Research Day promotes important studies while helping faculty make essential connections.
Women Weigh Risks and Rewards When Faced with Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Women Weigh Risks and Rewards When Faced with Entrepreneurial Opportunity » The 2017 Babson-sponsored U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report finds that 59 percent of women entrepreneurs perceive opportunity, the highest rate ever recorded, but their entrepreneurial intentions are not trending upward—yet.
How Can We Activate Entrepreneurs at Any Age?
How Can We Activate Entrepreneurs at Any Age? » The latest U.S. Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report tells us that entrepreneurial activity is happening across the entire age spectrum. So why is it lowest among youth and seniors?
Entrepreneurship Research and Why it Matters
Entrepreneurship Research and Why it Matters » For 20 years, the Babson-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) has raised awareness about the power of entrepreneurship to create economic and social value, and hopes to continue to enact change in the way entrepreneurs are supported worldwide.
Use of Open Educational Resources on the Rise
Use of Open Educational Resources on the Rise » Awareness of open educational resources (OER) among U.S. higher education teaching faculty has increased by 12 percentage points during the past three years.
Entrepreneurship: An American Obsession?
Entrepreneurship: An American Obsession? » Thirty million Americans are starting new businesses, and the majority of U.S. adults see good entrepreneurial opportunities around them, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report.
Facing the Ethics of AI
Facing the Ethics of AI » Professor Clare Gillan and Craig Wing MBA'10 both voice concerns about the brave new ethical dilemmas posed by AI and other emerging technologies—as well as hope that such technologies will ultimately lead to a more equitable future.
15 Inspiring Stories for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day
15 Inspiring Stories for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day » Today we’re officially celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. But women entrepreneurs are celebrated every day at Babson.
How to Become a Resonant Leader
How to Become a Resonant Leader » Associate Professor Scott Taylor's research on resonant leaders explores how they develop connections with others and create a positive emotional tone within their teams and organizations.
Navigating Innovation in the Era of Digital Design and Collaborative Culture
Navigating Innovation in the Era of Digital Design and Collaborative Culture » If companies want to have ideas that are far out, they need to be able to navigate today's expanded innovation landscape.
How One Founder Transformed Her Pitch and Found Her Voice
How One Founder Transformed Her Pitch and Found Her Voice » Babson Professor Lakshmi Balachandra’s research led one entrepreneur to reevaluate how she pitches her business and adopt a bolder, more assertive approach.
The Future of Sustainability is in the Hands of Entrepreneurs
The Future of Sustainability is in the Hands of Entrepreneurs » In seeking to understand adoption rates of environmentally friendlier buildings, Siddharth Vedula found a riveting case for sustainability entrepreneurs everywhere.
Research Finds ROI for Businesses Working to Improve Community Health and Well-being
Research Finds ROI for Businesses Working to Improve Community Health and Well-being » A new report identifies a strong business case and untapped opportunities for the private sector to address community health more proactively. This 18-month project was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and led by a partnership between Babson College’s Lewis Institute for Social Innovation and IO Sustainability.
Why Aren’t Companies Getting Better At Breakthrough Innovation?
Why Aren’t Companies Getting Better At Breakthrough Innovation? » According to the book Beyond the Champion, organizations that want to compete on innovation must treat it as a team sport.
Research Recap: Women at Work
Research Recap: Women at Work » Expert insight on how to help level the playing field for women at work.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part IV
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part IV » Self-efficacy develops over time and with repeated mastery experiences, much like flexing a muscle.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part III
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part III » Self-efficacy is depleted by feelings of anxiety, stress, and impaired concentration. These physiological signals can all be signs of stereotype threat.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part II
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part II » Finding mentors, coaches, experts, and other champions who build self-efficacy through verbal persuasion can be vital to entrepreneurial success.
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part I
Breaking Down the 4 Pillars of Self-Efficacy: Part I » Role models provide a road map for potential future success, helping entrepreneurs develop self-efficacy.
Forget Networking: Create High Quality Connections
Forget Networking: Create High Quality Connections » Building high-quality connections, rather than networking, results in improved personal and professional relationships.
Meet GEM: The Global Study of Entrepreneurship
Meet GEM: The Global Study of Entrepreneurship » For a realistic portrait of what entrepreneurship looks like around the world, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) provides the right information.
How to Manage Collaborative Overload
How to Manage Collaborative Overload » In the increasingly collaborative workplace, a proactive shift in our own behavior can prevent collaboration overload and promote meaningful engagement between employees.
Teaching Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Heidi Neck
Teaching Entrepreneurship: An Interview with Heidi Neck » Heidi Neck, one of the most influential thinkers in teaching entrepreneurship, speaks about her book and the importance of entrepreneurship education.
Exploring the Psychological Side of Repeat Entrepreneurship
Exploring the Psychological Side of Repeat Entrepreneurship » Is entrepreneurship addictive? Research explores, and attempts to answer, that very question.
Advice for Managing Entrepreneurial Employees
Advice for Managing Entrepreneurial Employees » Five findings about employee entrepreneurs from Babson College's 2011 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report.
Should You Have A Work Twitter?
Should You Have A Work Twitter? » Information gleaned from Twitter networks can trigger new ideas and inspire innovation.
Mapping the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Mapping the Entrepreneurial Spirit » What makes certain places more entrepreneurial than others?
Are You Building An Innovation Culture?
Are You Building An Innovation Culture? » Six building blocks are required for a successful culture of innovation.
It’s Not Failure, It’s Intentional Iteration
It’s Not Failure, It’s Intentional Iteration » Businesses will fail. Accepting this and learning from the experience of crashing a company are central components of being an entrepreneur.
3 Leadership Habits for Navigating Adversity
3 Leadership Habits for Navigating Adversity » CEOs who are successfully navigating adversity act like a manager and an entrepreneur simultaneously, seize opportunities, and take a people-centered approach.
The Importance of Place in Entrepreneurship
The Importance of Place in Entrepreneurship » Around the country, entrepreneurs cited numerous examples of what makes for a great environment. Along with networks, capital, and mentorship, all mention cultural aspects of the place where they’re building their ventures.