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 2014 Course Releases

  • Ryan Davies​, Finance, “Trading costs and priced illiquidity in high frequency trading markets”
  • Toni Lester, Accounting and Law, “Gender in Copyright Law - Is it an Asset or a Liability”
  • Xinghua Li, History and Society, “Environmental Advertising in China and the USA: Structures of Desire”

    Summer 2014 Stipends

    • ​Matt Allen, Entrepreneurship, “A Model for the Role of Trust in Firm Level Performance: The case of family business”
    • Kevin Bruyneel, History and Society, “The Politics of ‘Indian’ Sports Names and Mascots: Colonial Practices, Settler Memory, and the Production of Indigenous Absence”
    • Jon Dietrick, Arts and Humanities, “Maps, Titles, Legends: Literary Economies in the House of the Seven Gables”
    • S. Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, “Design Thinking with Multi-criteria Decision Analysis for Sustainable Development: A Community-Centered Approach to Gold Artisanal and Small Scale Mining”
    • Yunwei Gai, Economics, “Local Labor Market Condition and Influenza Vaccination”
    • Elizabeth Goldberg, Arts and Humanities, “Intersecting Genealogies: From Postcolonialism to Human Rights”
    • Nathan Karst, Mathematics and Science, “Oscillations and spontaneous flow reversal in a simple fluid network”
    • Kathleen McKone-Sweet, TOIM, “Assessment of Babson (FME) Approach to Teaching Entrepreneurship Leadership”
    • Meghan MacLean, Mathematics and Science, “Hard or Soft? How edge hardness determines forest structure”
    • Wendy Murphy, Management, “The Silicon Valley Start-up Common: Fostering developmental networks for entrepreneurial success”
    • Mary O'Donoghue, Arts and Humanities, “The Prefecture: Short Stories”
    • Salvatore Parise, TOIM, “Do or Die: How Exceptional IT Professionals Innovate”
    • Vikki Rodgers, Mathematics and Science, “Susceptibility to invasion in the context of resource supply and uptake: Linking environmental factors and plant demography”
    • Anne Roggeveen, Marketing, “How Hand Position Impacts Cognitive Processing - Implications for Advertising Messages Across Media”
    • Brian Seitz, Arts and Humanities, “Philosophy on Fire”
    • Rosa Slegers​, Arts and Humanities, “Twilight of an Idol: The Male Entrepreneur-Adventurer and a Call for Hammers”

    Spring 2014 Course Releases

    • Kevin Bruyneel, History and Society, “Collective Memory and U.S. Settler Colonialism: Re-Situating the ’Post’ of Postcolonial”
    • Ryan Davies, Finance, “How Much Damage Can a Single Trader Cause: An Examination of Closing Price Manipulation in Metal Futures Markets”
    • Yunwei Gai, Economics, “Impacts of Community Pharmacies and Pharmacists on Provision of Immunization Services in the United States”
    • Sandra Graham, Arts and Humanities, “The Popularization of Spirituals”
    • Kandice Hauf, History and Society, “Biography of Wang Yangming”
    • Wendy Murphy, Management, “Connecting at Work: The relationship of social media to learning and work engagement”
    • Erik Noyes, Entrepreneurship, “Survey of Experiential Entrepreneurship Education Offerings Among Top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs”
    • Mark Potter, Finance, “Practical Aspects of Diversification”