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Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship

Co-Founder, Diana Project; National Academic Director Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, IC2 Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

Patricia G. Greene is a Professor of Entrepreneurship of Babson College, where she holds the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurship. She previously served as Provost, and before that as the Dean of the Undergraduate School. 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 National Academic Director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative and advisor to the 10,000 Women program.
Dr. 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. The Diana Projects books include International Women's Entrepreneurship: Research on the Growth of Women Owned Businesses, Women and Entrepreneurship: Contemporary Classics, and Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High Growth Businesses (republished in Chinese). She is also a co-editor (with Mark Rice) of the book, Entrepreneurship Education and with Mark Rice, Michael Fetters, & John Butler co-edited The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Practices. Her latest book is the forthcoming edited volume (with Heidi Neck and Candy Brush): 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, Journal of Small Business Management and The National Journal of Sociology. 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.

Patricia Greene


B.S., The Pennsylvania State University
M.B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ph.D., The University of Texas, Austin

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