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 completed 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.
Fall 2017 Faculty Research Chats
Tuesday September 19, 2017
Wanna Prayukvong, Former Visiting Scholar and James Hoopes, History & Society, "Buddhist Economics and Siam Hands"
Nathan Karst, Math & Science, "Critical Zone Mediation of Water Storage and Stream Flow"
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"
Wednesday November 1, 2017
Davit Khachatryan, Math & Science
Elizabeth Swanson, Arts & Humanities
Spring 2017 Faculty Research Chats
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 Chats
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 Chats
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 Chats
, Economics, "Labor Productivity in Indian Manufacturing: A Temporal and Regional Analysis"
, 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?"
Tuesday October 6, 2015
, 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"
, TOIM, "Design Thinking with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Sustainable Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining"
, Arts and Humanities, "Safety Advice for Staying Indoors": Short Fiction
Spring 2015 Faculty Research Chats
, 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, Math 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"
, Entrepreneurship, "Reflections on the Maker Movement"
, 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 Chats
Anjali Bal, Marketing, "Getting Real About Suicide Prevention in the Classroom and Beyond: Social Marketing Communications for at Risk Individuals"
, Management, "Translating Mentoring Scholarship to Practice: A Developmental Network Map Exercise"
, 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?"
, 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"