Faculty & Leadership Blog

Michael Chmura

Babson Hosts HUBweek Forum For Global Health Innovation

Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®: A Catalyst for Change in Global Health is an entrepreneurial innovator showcase taking place Thursday, September 29 during HUBweek that highlights challenges, barriers, and solutions to accessing and providing safe, equitable healthcare delivery in low and middle income countries. The 8 a.m. event at the Babson Boston 100 High Street Campus…

Shannon Sweeny

The Gig Economy is Here to Stay, and Means the End of Jobs as We Know Them

New Book By Award-Winning Entrepreneurship Expert Explains How to Survive and Thrive by Redefining Work, Income Security, Career Risks and Vacation Think the safest route to a secure financial future is to get a full-­‐time salaried job? Think again. In her new book, The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time…

Michael Chmura

Babson College Professor Gaurab Bhardwaj Among 2016 Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award Winners

This year’s distinguished Aspen Faculty Pioneer Award winners are innovative business professors teaching about the most pressing “grand challenges” faced by our society and environment today – such as climate change, inequality, global health, financial inclusion, human rights, resource scarcity, economic development and more. The honorees, announced today by the Aspen Institute Business and Society…

Michael Chmura

Professor Zacharakis Receives AOM Entrepreneurship Division Mentor Award

The Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division has awarded the Mentor Award to Babson Entrepreneurship Professor Zach Zacharakis. The Mentor Award recognizes extraordinary contributions in the area of mentoring.  It is one of two career service awards that recognize long-term contributions made towards the mission of the Division. The award is given to an individual who…

Michael Chmura

Vice Provost Brush Receives Dedication To Entrepreneurship Award

The Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division has awarded the Dedication To Entrepreneurship Award to Babson Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership Candy Brush. The award is meant to recognize a small number of individuals and organizations each year who have made extraordinary, long-term contributions that advance the mission and interests of the Division. Awards are…

Michael Chmura

Can Medalist Ryan Lochte Stop His Endorsement Deals From Hemorrhaging?

“Gold medalist Ryan Lochte has some interesting challenges ahead of him in the coming months,” says Babson Arts and Entertainment Law Professor Toni Lester. Lochte was accused of lying to Brazilian authorities about being assaulted at a gas station while in Rio for the games this summer. As a result, companies like Speedo and Ralph…

Michael Chmura

Babson Offers First Graduate School Elective On Food Entrepreneurship

Babson’s new graduate school offering, Food Entrepreneurship, is a highly experiential intensive MBA elective that will focus on the anatomy of the food entrepreneur’s journey from initial idea and course-setting through to meaningful survey of market landscapes and new venture strategy. Course materials and assigned readings are drawn from five years of firsthand research in…

Michael Chmura

Babson Hosts Inaugural STEP Global Academic Conference

Babson will host the first Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Global Academic Conference, October 13-15, 2016, which will include a multitude of opportunities for STEP colleagues to work collaboratively, providing rigorous and valuable insights into STEP research and issues associated with transgenerational entrepreneurship. The event will take place at Babson’s new 100 High Street campus…

Michael Chmura

Roger Babson’s Founding Principles: Key to Sustaining into a Second Century

This Founder’s Day, with just three years to go before Babson College’s Centennial, it is appropriate to consider Roger Babson’s convictions and motivations for founding our school, as summarized in a profile published in a 1930 issue of The New Yorker magazine. Short version: (1) the Seer of Wellesley Hills likely would have endorsed our…

Michael Chmura

Law Faculty And Their Students Receive Numerous Honors

Six out of seven members of the Babson law faculty and one of their students received collectively an unprecedented eight awards this spring and summer. The “award-fest” started this spring when Professor Toni Lester received a Babson Faculty Scholar award to support her research with an annual course release for the next three years. Senior…