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Erik Noyes

Erik   Noyes  

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

B.A., Brown University
M.B.A., University of New Hampshire
D.B.A., Boston University
Academic Division

An expert in innovation management and growth strategy, Professor Noyes teaches courses and international programs on entrepreneurial thinking, new venture creation and business innovation. At Babson, he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the undergraduate program.

Prior to joining Babson College, Dr. Noyes consulted for companies such as Nokia, BMW, Hewlett-Packard, New Balance, and Motorola to identify and evaluate new growth businesses in diverse areas such as mobile computing, healthcare, consumer products, automotive design, sensing systems, interactive media, and the Internet. Dr. Noyes co-leads and teaches Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship, rated the most innovative undergraduate entrepreneurship course in the United States by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).  Additionally, he was co-awarded the McGraw-Hill/Academy of Management Innovations in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award for the course Social Entrepreneurship by Design.  Dr. Noyes co-founded and is co-director of Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship (ADE), a collaboration between Babson College and Olin College of Engineering which launches social ventures focused on income generation and poverty-alleviation with partners in India, Ghana, Morocco, and Alabama.  This innovative educational initiative is supported by Babson's Social Innovation Laboratory (BSIL) and has corporate support from Toyota and Solidworks.

His research, teaching, speaking, and consulting examine entrepreneurial  thinking, opportunity recognition, venture creation, entrepreneurial networks, and new industry formation. His research has been published in the Journal of Small Business Management, Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research, multiple books, and the Harvard Business School case collection.  Dr. Noyes has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Business Journal, The Chronicle for Higher Education, and international press.