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Edward Marram

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship

Bio

Marram has developed a reputation for outstanding academic and technical accomplishments. A professor at Babson for over 20 years, he regularly lectures on entrepreneurship and issues facing high-growth businesses in both graduate level and executive education programs. Marram was an entrepreneur in the high-technology sector for more than 35 years; he was the founder, president and CEO of Geo-Centers, Inc., a high technology, professional services firm which he sold in 2005. Geo-Centers, Inc. was recognized twice by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the United States. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Sherman College, Philadelphia University, and South Cove Medical Center. He serves on the Chancellors Advisory Board has served on the College Advisory Council, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has also served on the Chemistry Advisory Group at Tufts University. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital Boston, and previously served on the Health and Educational Financial Authority (HEFA) of Massachusetts. He also serves on the boards of several privately held companies. In 1999 and 2000, Marram was appointed to the Summer National Defense Science Board. Marram earned a Ph.D. from Tufts University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was named a Price-Babson College Fellow, received the Edwin M. Appel Prize for Bringing Entrepreneurial Vitality to Academia and was the recipient of the Thomas Kennedy award for teaching excellence in the graduate school at Babson.​

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Tufts University
  • MS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • BS, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Academic Interests

Managing Growing Businesses

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 - Thomas Kennedy Award, MBA Students
  • 2007 - Distinguished Achievement Award, University of Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts
  • 2000 - Distinguished Alumni Award, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts
  • 1992 - The Edwin M. Appel Prize, Babson College
  • 1989 - Price-Babson Fellow, Babson College
  • 1987 - Contractor of the Year, Geo-Centers Inc

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • EPS 7520: BL MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7520: T-I-0 MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7520: MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES
  • EPS 7520: SF MANAGING GROWING BUSINESSES

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Fehsenfeld, L., Bygrave, W.D. (2014). Legitimation of Cleantech Companies: Venture Capital Financing and Federal Government Funding. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 26(2), 1-25.
  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Jawahar, A.S., Yong, W., Bygrave, W.D. (2014). Does an Entrepreneurship Education Have Lasting Value: A Study of Careers of 3775 Alumni. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 25(2), 1-31.
  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Bygrave, W.D. (2012). Human Assets and Entrepreneurial Performance: A Study of Companies Started by Business School Graduates. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 24(1), 1-24.

Books

  • Kelley, D.J., Marram, E.P. (2006). Entrepreneurial Growth. New York: John Wiley & Sons
  • Kelley, D.J., Marram, E.P. (2004). Managing and Sustaining Growth in the Entrepreneurial Firm. New York: John Wiley & Sons

Conference Proceedings

  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Fehsenfeld, L. (2014). Determinants of Government Financing of Cleantech Companies. International Council for Small Business 2014 World Conference on Entrepreneurship Proceedings,
  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Krebs-Smith, A., Ignev, H., Bygrave, W.D. (2013). A Radically New Business Model for Venture Capital: Investing in Cleantech. International Council for Small Business 2013 World Conference on Entrepreneurship Proceedings,
  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Bygrave, W.D. (2012). Human Assets and Entrepreneurial Performance: A Study of Companies Started by Business School Graduates. Proceedings of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference,
  • Lange, J.E., Marram, E.P., Bygrave, W.D. (2011). “Does An Entrepreneurship Education Have Lasting Value? A Study of Careers of 4,000 Alumni. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2011: Proceedings of the thirty-first annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference,

Others

  • Kelley, D.J., Marram, E.P. (2009). Beyond Start-Up: Developing and Sustaining the Growing Organization. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons

Presentations

  • Determinants of the flows of venture capital in the USA: An exploratory Study"
    Bygrave, W., Lange, J., , Determinants of the flows of venture capital in the USA: An exploratory Study" Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, 231 Forest Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 (2015)
  • Determinants of Government Financing of Cleantech Companies
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Fehsenfeld, L., Bygrave, W. Determinants of Government Financing of Cleantech Companies International Council for Small Business 2014 World Conference, Dublin, Ireland (2014)
  • A Radically New Business Model for Venture Capital: Investing in Cleantech
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Krebs-Smith, A., Ignev, H., Bygrave, W. A Radically New Business Model for Venture Capital: Investing in Cleantech International Council for Small Business 2013 World Conference on Entrepreneurship, Ponce, PR (2013)
  • Reforming Immigration Law To Allow More Foreign Student Entrepreneurs To Launch Job-Creating Ventures In The United States
    Marram, E., Simmons, M., Norton, J., Luppino, A., Lange, J. Reforming Immigration Law To Allow More Foreign Student Entrepreneurs To Launch Job-Creating Ventures In The United States USABE Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA (2013)
  • Is Entrepreneurship a Profession?
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Bygrave, W. Is Entrepreneurship a Profession? Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX (2012)
  • No Financial Cleanup: A Study of Venture Capital Returns on Cleantech IPOs
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Bygrave, W. No Financial Cleanup: A Study of Venture Capital Returns on Cleantech IPOs Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Fort Worth, TX (2012)
  • Human Assets and Entrepreneurial Performance: “A Study of Companies Started by Business School Graduates
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Bygrave, W. Human Assets and Entrepreneurial Performance: “A Study of Companies Started by Business School Graduates United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, New Orleans, LA (2012)
  • Does an Entrepreneurship Education Have Lasting Value? A Study of Careers of 4,000 Alumni
    Marram, E. Does an Entrepreneurship Education Have Lasting Value? A Study of Careers of 4,000 Alumni BCERC(2011)
  • Is Entrepreneurship a Profession?
    Marram, E. Is Entrepreneurship a Profession? BCERC(2011)
  • Born Lucky? A Study of the Birthdates and Ages of Paradigm-Shifting Entrepreneurs
    Marram, E. Born Lucky? A Study of the Birthdates and Ages of Paradigm-Shifting Entrepreneurs ICSB Conference(2011)
  • Can Cleantech Sustain Green Investments?
    Marram, E. Can Cleantech Sustain Green Investments? ICSB Conference(2011)
  • Does an Entrepreneurship Education Have Lasting Value? A Study of Careers of 4,000 Alumni
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Bygrave, W. Does an Entrepreneurship Education Have Lasting Value? A Study of Careers of 4,000 Alumni Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Syracuse, NY (2011)
  • Born Lucky? A Study of the Birthdates and Ages of Paradigm-Shifting Entrepreneurs
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Bygrave, W. Born Lucky? A Study of the Birthdates and Ages of Paradigm-Shifting Entrepreneurs International Council for Small Business World Conference 2011, Stockholm, Sweden (2011)
  • Can Cleantech Sustain Green Investments?
    Lange, J., Marram, E., Bygrave, W. Can Cleantech Sustain Green Investments? International Council for Small Business World Conference 2011, Stockholm, Sweden (2011)