The Visiting Scholars Program is an important component of the Entrepreneurship Division. It offers a chance for Faculty and Visiting Scholars to collaborate on research publications and teaching materials.
This program builds teamwork and cross-school collaboration among faculty and staff which results in academic partnerships in research, case writing and other publications. Visiting Scholars have the opportunity to be engaged in the life of the school and participate in classes and work with students during their visit.
Due to the significant number inquires we receive from candidates interested in coming to the Arthur M. Blank Center as a visiting scholar, candidates are accepted based on availability and must meet a specific set of criteria.
- Candidates must have a doctoral degree and currently be working on research relevant to entrepreneurship
- Preference is given to senior faculty desiring to visit during their sabbatical
- Candidates must have a sponsoring faculty member within the Entrepreneurship Division
- Candidates must have& appropriate funding and work / travel visas as necessary
- Visitors are responsible for their own lodging during their stay
- Visiting Scholar applicants must also submit a research proposal outlining the research they will work on while at Babson
- Applicants must submit a current curriculum vita
- Applicants must submit one or two copies of published articles
- Applicants must submit a completed an application
Feel free to contact the Entrepreneurship Division or the Office of International Programs with any additional questions.
For the academic year of 2012/2013 we are proud to host:
University of Vermont, USA
Dr. Pramodita Sharma joined the University of Vermont, School of Business Administration in 2011 and has been appointed the Sanders Professor. Dr. Sharma is one of the foremost scholars in her field and brings a wealth of knowledge and prestige to the university in an area where the School of Business Administration is fast becoming a national leader. Her research on the succession processes, governance, and dynamics underlying family firms has been recognized by several international organizations, while her latest co-authored book titled "Entrepreneurial Family Firms" is used in family business courses around the world and is being translated into Mandarin and Greek.
Before joining UVM, Dr. Sharma was the CIBC Distinguished Professor of Family Business at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, where she was one of the most frequently cited experts on issues related to entrepreneurship and family business.
Dr. Sharma is also a visiting scholar at Babson College, where she is global director for the Successful Trans-generational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) - the only global applied research initiative on family business studies, with 43 partner institutions and over 200 scholars. She is editor of Family Business Review, the only SSCI-listed journal on family business studies, and has served as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute and in various positions in the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. She is also co-founder of the prestigious Family Enterprise Research Conference that attracted more than 540 scholars in 2010.
Texas Christian University; Texas, USA
Keith Hmieleski is the Robert and Edith Schumacher Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the M. J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. He received his Ph.D. in Management and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts—Amherst. His research focuses on the psychological foundations of entrepreneurship. He has published research in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Small Business Management. He serves on the editorial review boards of Journal of Management Studies, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice.
Professor Hmieleski has twice won the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for excellence in entrepreneurship research, has been recognized by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management (AoM) as publishing exemplar entrepreneurship research in the Academy of Management Journal, and has won several best reviewer awards. In addition, he has co-directed the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC) and co-chaired entrepreneurship doctorial consortia at the BCERC and AoM Conference.
Professor Hmieleski has also been recognized for his teaching, winning an award for best undergraduate course in the Neeley School of Business at TCU for his class on Entrepreneurial Opportunity Recognition, being named as one of the top-10 entrepreneurship educators in the nation by the Acton Foundation, and as academic coordinator for TCU’s entrepreneurial management program that was honored by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) as National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program.
Dr. Joo-Heon Lee
Yonsei University; Seoul, South Korea
Joo-Heon Lee is an Associate Professor in the College of Government & Business at the Yonsei University. After receiving his Ph. D. degree in entrepreneurship at the University of Virginia, he has taught various courses on entrepreneurship and management for undergraduate and MBA students. Also, he has taken active roles in creating and developing new scholastic associations of entrepreneurship in South Korea. He has been editorial board members of both the Korean Society of Business Venturing and the Korea Entrepreneurship Society, from the beginning of their foundation.
During the doctoral work with Professor S. Venkataraman, Joo-Heon had opportunities to present his thesis articles at the Annual Meetings of Academy of Management (AOMs). One of them, “Aspirations, market offerings, and the pursuit of entrepreneurship,” was subsequently published at the Journal of Business Venturing in 2006. The aspiration model of entrepreneurship was later applied to motivational side of entrepreneurship and his work, “A study on entrepreneurial motivation and entrepreneurial decision making,” was published in a Korean academic journal. This article provides an important theoretical framework for creating the first government subsidy program for early startup entrepreneurs. The other work focusing on venture capital market rivalry was applied into franchisee decision making problem and was published in a prestigious Korean journal. He is an author of more than 20 journal articles and book chapters and has also participated in numerous entrepreneurship academic conferences for the past 8 years.
Joo-Heon Lee had served in various government service roles including a writing committee member of the 5 year RIS(Regional Innovation System) Plan in Gangwon-do(a state in Korea). He had also served as a Director of Business Incubation Center.