Babson Faculty Research Fund Programs

Throughout the academic year, the BFRF sponsors programs to support its mission.

The Faculty Research Chats feature faculty members who have completed research projects. The chats offer a venue for faculty to share their research activities, serve as a forum for the exchange of research ideas, and, in general, promote research within the Babson community. Other programs feature speakers addressing research related topics and other topics of interest to the Babson community.

Chats run from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Needham Room, Olin Hall

Spring 2014 Faculty Research Chats

Thursday, April 24, 2014 (pdf)

Julie Levinson, Arts and Humanities, “Acting: The Auteur Renaissance, 1968-80”
Mahdi Majbouri, Economics, “Estimating the Income Counterfactual for Oil Producing Countries of the Middle East”

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 (pdf)

Fred Opie, History and Society, “Cooks, Entrepreneurs, and Revolutionaries: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Club From No Where”

Thursday, February 13, 2014 (pdf)

Mary O’Donoghue, Arts and Humanities, “The Sweet Forbearance in the Streets: Short Fiction”
G. Shankar, TOIM, “Justifying the Role of Data Quality Metadata in Structured Decision Making”

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (pdf)

Richard Cleary, Mathematics and Science, “Some Non-Standard Applications of Mathematics and Statistics to Sports”
Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, “Sequential Innovations by Startups: Balancing Survival and Profitability”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (pdf)

Xinghua Li, History and Society, “‘Wild Flavors’ or Wild Animals? Symbolic Warfare Surrounding China’s Endangered Wildlife Trade”
Anne Roggeveen, Marketing, “Price Number Relationships and Deal Processing Fluency: The Effects of Approximation Sequences and Number Multiples”

Fall 2013 Faculty Research Chats

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 (pdf)

Salvatore Parise, TOIM, “Understanding the Impacts of Social Media Games in Organizations”
Megan Way, Economics, “Intergenerational Transfers During the Great Recession”

Thursday, October 24, 2013 (pdf)

Matt Allen, Entrepreneurship, “Competitive Advantage in Family Business Governance: The Role of Relational Contract”
Gang Hu, Finance, “Institutional Investors and the Information Production Theory of Stock Splits”

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 (pdf)

Bradley George, Entrepreneurship, “When is it Rational to Not Be Rational? The Effects of Experience on the Rationality-Performance Relationship”
Virginia Radhemacher, Arts and Humanities, “Sex and the City: Detective Petra Delicado and Questions I Couldn’t Help But Wonder”

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (pdf)

Yunwei Gai, Economics, “Supply of Family Physicians and the Influenza Vaccination in the United States: Inidividual and Neighborhood Effects”
Ryan Davies, Finance, “Why has pinning on option expiration dates become more common?”

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 (pdf)

Sandra Graham, Arts and Humanities, “The Forgotten Songs of Sam Lucas”
Kankana Mukherjee, Economics, “Energy Efficiency in India’s Energy Intensive Industries: A directional Distance functional Analysis”