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Babson’s Patti Greene Appointed to Center for American Entrepreneurship Research Council

Patricia Greene

The Center for American Entrepreneurship (CAE), a nonpartisan policy and advocacy organization launched on July 25, 2017.

CAE’s mission is to engage policymakers in Washington, and at the state and local level across the nation, regarding the critical importance of entrepreneurs and start-ups to innovation, economic growth, job creation, and expanded economic opportunity – and to pursue a comprehensive policy agenda intended to significantly enhance circumstances for new business formation, survival, and growth.

Babson professor Patricia Greene has been asked to join the Research Council for CAE. The Research Council provides expert advice and guidance to CAE’s research and education efforts.

Patricia Greene

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. At Babson, her current assignment is to serve as the Global Academic Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative.

Greene’s research focuses on the identification, acquisition, and combination of entrepreneurial resources, particularly by women and minority entrepreneurs. She is a founding member of the Diana Project, a research group focusing on women and the venture capital industry. Her latest book (with Heidi Neck and Candy Brush) is Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice Based Approach. Her work has been published in journals including Journal of Business Venturing, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics, Academy of Management Executive, and the Journal of Small Business Management. She serves on the editorial board of Academic of Management: Learning and Education.

Greene is a federally appointed member of the national advisory board for the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Development Center program. She is a fellow of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Her past service work includes serving as co-chair of the Steering Committee for the Entrepreneurship Affinity Group of the AACSB, and sitting on the boards of the State of Missouri Small Business Development Centers, Kansas Women’s Business Center, Growth Opportunity Connection, the Kansas City ATHENAPowerLink™ and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program. Greene really likes to talk about entrepreneurship and is a frequent speaker at national and international events. Prior to becoming a professor she worked primarily in the health care industry.