Faculty & Leadership Blog / Tag: Entrepreneurship

Michael Chmura

Babson Research Featured At Partners Healthcare Connected Health Symposium

Adjunct faculty member Ken Accardi MBA’05 describes himself as being transformed by his Babson education.  His early career was at GE Healthcare where he led global software development for their X-Ray product line.  He then became Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the service division that doubled in size to $4B during his tenure. Since Babson,…

Michael Chmura

Women Entrepreneurs: The Engine Of The Latin American/Caribbean Powerhouse

Latin America and the Caribbean has made the headlines several times in 2016 for the meteoric rise of many of its entrepreneurs. Now a new regional report from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) shows that at the heart of this growth is an even more rapidly growing sub-sector of businesspersons: the region’s women.  The latest…

Shannon Sweeny

Babson Professor Starts First of its Kind Operations for Entrepreneurs Course

Nine times out of ten, entrepreneurs neglect to consider the role of Operations Management, which is a critical component for the successful launch and growth of every startup.  This is the problem that Professor Jennifer Bailey is trying to prevent. Bailey has started the Operations for Entrepreneurs course for undergraduate students at Babson.  Launched this…

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

Professor Greene Keynotes Penn State ENTI Minor Summer Gathering

Patricia Greene delivered the keynote address – “Entrepreneurship Education: Global Trends and Practices” –  at the fourth annual ENTI Minor Faculty and Friends Summer Gathering on August 16-17.  Greene is the Paul T. Babson chair in entrepreneurial studies at Babson, academic director for Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women initiatives, and co-founder of the Diana Project.  ENTI…

Shannon Sweeny

The Importance of Ethics in Business Education

Babson management professors James Hunt, Melissa Manwaring and Danna Greenberg are contributing authors to Educating for Responsible Management: Putting Theory into Practice published by the Principles for Responsible Management Education and Greenleaf Publishing.  They have authored a chapter entitled Walking the Talk: Empowering undergraduate business students to act on their own values. This chapter outlines…

Michael Chmura

Professor Neck Keynotes ASBE/EEP Joint Entrepreneurship Conference

Professor Heidi Neck is keynoting ASBE/EEP Joint Entrepreneurship Conference this week in Orlando. The Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship is a well-established organization founded as a venue to present theoretical and applied research pertaining to the field of small business and entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurship Education Project is a group of scholars working in two…

Kent Jones on Ending the US Trade Embargo Against Cuba

Prof. Kent Jones has been following the debate over ending the decades-old US trade embargo against Cuba, recently loosened by President Obama.  In “The Coming Boom in US-Cuba Trade” he notes that, before Castro, the US was Cuba’s largest trading partner and its major source of foreign investment.  Economic models of trade intensity predict that…

Michael Chmura

Women Entrepreneurs NYC Launched To Expand Entrepreneurship In New York City

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and Citi announced this week the establishment of WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs New York City), an initiative to expand female entrepreneurship in New York City, with a special focus on underserved women and communities. Over the next three years, WE NYC will…

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The Marvels of 3D Printing – Makerbot Case Study

The Marvels of 3D Printing – MakerBot Case Study Ruth Gilleran, Lecturer of Information Technology Erik Noyes, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship MakerBot is an industry leader in the production of affordable 3D printers.  3D printing is an emerging technology that promises to disrupt manufacturing as we know it. The MakerBot story explores the intersection of…