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Babson Faculty Discuss Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future

Candy Brush, Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership and the Franklin W. Olin Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Patti Greene, the Paul T. Babson Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Academic Director Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women, were among the speakers at the Entrepreneurship Research: Past, Present & Future symposium held May 10-12 2017 at PSB Paris School of Business in France.

This Symposium/Workshop aimed to advance knowledge on the entrepreneurship field and provide significant value to entrepreneurship researchers, students, policymakers, and entrepreneurs.

Brush spoke on the panel, Entrepreneurship Future Part 1, with Malin Brannback, Alan Carsrud, William Gartner and Benson Honig and led by Denis Gregoire, discussing future research on cognition, behavior, gender and diversity.  (Her panel begins at 1:37 portion of the video below.)

Vice Provost Brush

Greene spoke on the Entrepreneurship Future Part 2 panel with Erno Tornikoski, Dean Thomas, Leo Paul Dana, Frederic Delmar, Dirk De Clercq, and George Solomon and led by Denis Gregoire, discussing future research on entrepreneurial education, new venture growth, sustainability, international entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship as practice.

Dr. Candida Brush is a full professor, holder of the Franklin W. Olin Chair in Entrepreneurship, and serves as the Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. She holds an honorary doctorate in Business and Economics from Jonkoping University, Sweden, and is a visiting adjunct at the Nord University, Bodo Graduate School of Business in Bodo, Norway.  Professor Brush is well known for her pioneering research in women’s entrepreneurship. She conducted the first and largest study of women entrepreneurs in the early 1980s, resulting in one of the earliest books on the topic. Her continued research catalyzed studies and dissertations worldwide. With four other researchers she founded the Diana Project, a research consortium investigating women’s access to growth capital internationally. The Diana Group was named the 2007 recipient of the FSF – Swedish Research Foundation International Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in the Field of Entrepreneurship. Prentice Hall-Financial Times published their book, Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High Growth Businesses (2004). From this research, she co-edited two other books, Growth-Oriented Women Entrepreneurs and their Businesses: A Global Research Perspective in 2006, and Women’s Entrepreneurship and Growth Influences: An International Perspective, in 2010, and Women’s Entrepreneurship in Global and Local Contexts, 2016.

Patricia G. Greene is a Professor of Entrepreneurship of Babson College, where she holds the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. She previously served as Provost, and before that as the Dean of the Undergraduate School.

Professor Greene

Prior to joining Babson she held the Ewing Marion Kauffman/Missouri Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (1998-2003) and the New Jersey Chair of Small Business and Entrepreneurship at Rutgers University (1996-1998). Dr. Greene earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a BS from the Pennsylvania State University. She was a founding member of the Rutgers Center for Entrepreneurial Management and the coordinator of the Rutgers Entrepreneurship Curriculum. At UMKC she helped to found KC SourceLink, the Entrepreneurial Growth Resource Center (EGRC), the iStrategy Studio, the Business and Information Development Group (BRIDG), the UMKC Students in Free Enterprise Program (SIFE), the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Internship Program (KEIP), the Entrepreneurial Effect, the Network for Entrepreneurship Educators and Researchers (NEER), and the annual regional Business Plan Competition. At Babson, her current assignment is to serve as the Global Academic Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative.