Babson Faculty Research Fund Awards
The Babson Faculty Research Fund (BFRF) provides support for meritorious projects, but cannot guarantee that all worthy projects are funded. Rather, through a competitive process, the BFRF makes awards to those faculty research projects that have the most promise of advancing the BFRF's mandate. Course releases reduce teaching loads, allowing additional time for faculty members to devote to a specific research project. Summer stipends area currently set a $10,000. The list below summarizes recent BFRF awards.
Fall 2013 Course Releases
- S. Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, "Sequential Introduction of Innovations by Startup Firms"
- Bradley George, Entrepreneurship, "Preventing Dysfunctional Conflict: Examining the Relationship between Different Types of Management Conflict in VC Backed Firms"
- Kenichi Matsuno, Marketing, "Firms (non-)responses to obvious not-so-controllable external forces: the cases of aging population, rising environmental consciousness, and significant natural disaster"
- Kankana Mukherjee, Economics, "Labor Productivity in Indian Manufacturing: A Temporal and Regional Analysis"
- Joel Shulman, Entrepreneurship, "Large Cap Entrepreneurial Companies: Can Investors Generate Alpha?"
- Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Entrepreneurship, "Is it worth planning for failure? When and How?"
Summer 2013 Summer Stipends
- Mary Godwyn, History and Society, ï¿½A Sociologist Walks into a Business School: Why Ethics and Diversity in Business Education Matter Now More than Everï¿½
- Elizabeth Goldberg, Arts and Humanities, ï¿½More Radical Than Thou: Politics and Posturing in Reception of Sex Trafficking Narrativesï¿½ ï¿½ Co-sponsored by CWEL
- Julie Levinson, Arts and Humanities, ï¿½Acting: The Auteur Renaissance From 1968-80ï¿½
- Xinghua Li, History and Society, ï¿½Lost in Mistranslation: Promoting Green Consumerism in China through International Environmental NGO Advertising Campaignsï¿½
- Mahdi Majbouri, Economics, ï¿½Estimating the Income Counterfactual for Oil Producing Countries of the Middle Eastï¿½
- Mary O'Donoghue, Arts and Humanities, ï¿½Ogonnelloe: Short Storiesï¿½
- Tina Opie, Management, ï¿½The impact of minority group member norm violation on perceived professionalismï¿½ ï¿½ Co-sponsored by CWEL
- Salvatore Parise, TOIM, ï¿½Can Twitter Networks Make Us More Innovative?ï¿½
- Virginia Rademacher, Arts and Humanities, ï¿½Sex and the City: Detective Petra Delicado and Questions I Couldn't Help But Wonderï¿½ ï¿½ Co-sponsored by CWEL
- Anne Roggeveen, Marketing, ï¿½Effects of Location of Price on Consumer's Product Evaluationsï¿½
- Brian Seitz, Arts and Humanities, ï¿½Political Representation: The Double Redoubledï¿½
- G. Shankaranarayanan, TOIM, ï¿½Justifying the Role of Data Quality Metadata in Structured Decision Makingï¿½
- Rosa Slegers, Arts and Humanities, ï¿½A Revaluation of Vanity: Adam Smith and Secret of Business Ethics Educationï¿½
Spring 2013 Course Releases
- S. Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, ï¿½Cash or Advice? Entrepreneursï¿½ Most Valuable Combinationï¿½
- Yunwei Gai, Economics, ï¿½Supply of Family Physicians and the Influenza Vaccination in the United States: Individual and Neighborhood Effectsï¿½
- Bradley George, Entrepreneurship, ï¿½When is it Rational to Not Be Rational? The Effects of Experience on the Rationality-Performance Relationshipï¿½
- Joel Shulman, Entrepreneurship, ï¿½Growing Jobs and Getting Returns: Impact Investing Through Entrepreneursï¿½
Fall 2012 Course Releases
- Ryan Davies, Finance, "Stock Price manipulation on option expiration dates"
- Kandice Hauf, History and Society," Wang Yangming(1472-1529) Visionary Confucian Man of Action"
- Kankana Mukerherjee, Economics, "Energy Efficency in India's Energy Intensive Industries: A Directional Distance Function Analysis."