​​​​​​​Babson Faculty Research Fund Programs

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

The Faculty Research Discussions feature faculty members who have complete​d research projects. These talks 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. 

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

Spring 2018 Faculty Research Discussions​

Monday April 2,2018

Toni Lester, Accounting & Law, "Negotiating Book and Publishing Contracts"

Monday March 12, 2018

Sal Parise, TOIM, "Will Workspace Design Make Us More Innovative?"

Julie Levinson, Arts & Humanities, "Cities of Lost Children: Street Kids and the Urban Imaginary in Global Cinema"

Thursday January 25, 2018

"Promotion and Tenure Process"

Presentation by Candice Brush CB_Tenure Process- 1-25-18.pptx

Presentation by Kent JonesKJ_BFRFmidtrmrev.pptx

Fall 2017 Faculty Research Discussions​

Tuesday December 5, 2017

Mary O'Donoghue, Arts & Humanities, "Kiddio: Short Stories"

Wiljeana Glover, TOIM, "Improving Quality of Health Care through Integration in a Hospital Setting: A Human Systems Integration Approach"

Wednesday November 1, 2017

Davit Khachatryan, Math & Science

Elizabeth Swanson, Arts & Humanities

Monday October 2, 2017

Lakshmi Balachandra, Entrepreneurship, "Gender Discrimination Runs Deep in Venture Capital: Investors' Perceptions of Male and Female Entrepreneurs in Gendered Markets"

Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, "Data-Driven Entrepreneurship to Process Imperfect Information for Business Opportunity Evaluation"

Tuesday September 19, 2017

James Hoopes , History & Society

Nathan Karst, Math & Science

Spring 2017 Faculty Research Discussions​

Monday April 24, 2017

David Nersessian, Accounting and Law, "Big Data, Big Business, Big Problems – Corporate Risks & Opportunities from an International Human Rights Perspective"

Mahdi Majbouri, Economics, Abdul Ali, Marketing, Donna Kelley, Entrepreneurship, "GEM Methodology and Research Opportunities"

Thursday April 6, 2017

Jason Mohaghegh, Arts and Humanities, "The Writing of Mania: Literature, Madness and the Future of Representation"

Jonathan Sims, Management, "Challenge, Champions, and Community: Open-source Healthcare Software in the Developing World"

Monday March 27, 2017

Lauren Beirelspacher, Marketing, "Brand Storytelling and Retailer Adoption"

Scott Taylor, Management, "Don't Give Up on the Self Too Quickly in 360-Feedback Assessment"

Tuesday January 31, 2017

Janice Yellin, Arts and Humanities, "Beneath an ancient Nubian pyramid: Re-opening the burial chamber Queen Khennuwa (c. 350 BC)"

Richard Wang, Management, "The Multi-Faceted Nature of Competitive Response: Repositioning and New Product Launch as Joint Response to Competition"

Fall 2016 Faculty Research Discussions​

Thursday September 22, 2016

Marjorie Feld, History and Society, "A Straight and Not Very Long Road’:
American Jews, Apartheid, and the Holocaust"

Sebastian Fixson, TOIM, "Innovating Innovation – A process-perspective of Open Innovation"

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Management, and Jessica Simon, Economics, "Research Methods"

Tumen Bayar, ITSD, "Statistical Support"

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Ganesan Shankaranayaranan, TOIM, "From Content to Context: The Evolution and Growth of Data Quality Research"

Xinghua Li, History and Society, "Detoxing the Private: Green Home Advertising in China and the USA"

Spring 2016 Faculty Research Discussions​

Lidija Polutnik, Jessica Simon, and Megan Way​, Economics, "Containing Costs While Advancing the Educational Mission: A Study of Best Practices for Small Private Colleges"

Brian Seitz , Arts and Humanities, "Grids of Power: Toward a Phenomenology of Fuel"

Adam Sulkowski , Accounting and Law, "Notes from Iraqi Kurdistan: Sustainability and Entrepreneurship Are the Real Crises and Opportunities"

Tuesday March 1, 2016

Anne Roggeveen, Marketing, "Which Side is Right?: Visual Price Dominance under Low and High Engagement"

Julie Norem​, Psychology, Wellesley College, "Why Negative Thinking Can Be Good for You: Defensive Pessimism and Anxiety Management across Individuals and Cultures"

Thursday February 4, 2016

BFRF Information Session, "Promotion and Tenure Process" 
Panel: Former Chairs and recent ADMB members​

Fall 2015 Faculty Research Discussions​

Kankana Mukhurjee, Economics, "Labor Productivity  in Indian Manufacturing: A Temporal and Regional Analysis"

Mahdi Majbouri, Economics, "Exemption and Education: Exploiting a Discontinuity in Military Service Law"

Toni Lester, Accounting and Law,  "Have Black Female Cultural Producers Gained Ground in the Intellectual Property Regime?"

Salvatore Parise, TOIM, "How Twitter Users Can Generate Better Ideas"

Tuesday October 6, 2015

Megan Way, Economics, "Economic Returns to Education for Self-Employed US Millennials and the Self-Employment Gender Earnings Gap: A Quantile Regression Approach"

Daryl Bullis, Horn Library, "Publish and Perish! A Discussion Regarding Predatory Journals"

Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, "Design Thinking with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Sustainable Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining"

Mary O'Donoghue, Arts and Humanities, "Safety Advice for Staying Indoors": Short Fiction

Spring 2015 Faculty Research Discussions​​

Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Entrepreneurship, "Casual Ascriptions and Perceived Learning from Entrepreneurial Failure"
Keith Rollag​Management,  Diane Chase, Director of Academic Resources and Accreditation, "Expectations of Research and Publishing at Babson" 

Vikki L. Rodgers, Ma​​th and Science, "Susceptibility to Plant Invasion: Linking Environmental Factors to Plant Demography​"

Sandra Jean Graham​, Arts and Humanities, "Spirituals for the Masses: Jubilee Singers and ​Uncle Tom's Cabin Onstage"


Wednesday March 4, 2015

Matt Allen, Entrepreneurship, "A Model For the Role of Trust in Firm Level Performance: The Case of Family Businesses"
Wiljeana Glover​, TOIM, "Complexity Matters: The Effect of Diabetes Patient Navigator Activities and Comorbidity on Health Care utilization and Patient Outcomes"


Tuesday February 24, 2015 

Erik Noyes, Entrepreneurship, "Reflections on the Maker Movement"
Janice Yellin​, Arts and Humanities, "The Chronology and Attribution of Royal Pyramids at Meroe and Gebel Barkal: BEG N 8, BEG N 12, BAR 5 and BAR 2"

 Fall 2014 Faculty Research Discussions​
 ​Anjali Bal, Marketing, "Getting Real About Suicide Prevention in the Classroom and Beyond: Social Marketing Communications for at Risk Individuals"
Wendy Murphy​, Management, "Translating Mentoring Scholarship to Practice: A Developmental Network Map Exercise"

Nathan Karst, Mathematics and Science, "Oscillations and Spontaneous Flow Reversal"  
Tina Opie, Management, "African- American Women's Hair Dominance Display: The Influence of Afrocentric Hair on African-American and European-American Ratings of Dominance and Professionalism"


Kevin Bruyneel, History and Society, "Project Geronimo: Settler Memory and the Production of American Statism"

Ryan Davies, Finance, Finance, "Financial Intermediaries in the Midst of Market Manipulation: Did They Protect the Fool or Help the Knave?"​


Wednesday September 17, 2014​

Mary Godwyn​, History and Society, "Around the World with Business Ethics: A Sociological Examination of Management Education"   

Kenichi Matsuno​ Marketing, "Firms' (non-) responses to obvious but not-so-controllable​ external forces: the cases of aging population" 

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