Visiting Scholars

The Visiting Scholars Program is an important component of the Entrepreneurship Division. It offers a chance for Faculty and Visiting Scholars to collaborate on research publications and teaching materials.

This program builds teamwork and cross-school collaboration among faculty and staff which results in academic partnerships in research, case writing and other publications. Visiting Scholars have the opportunity to be engaged in the life of the school and participate in classes and work with students during their visit.

Due to the significant number inquires we receive from candidates interested in coming to the Arthur M. Blank Center as a visiting scholar, candidates are accepted based on availability and must meet a specific set of criteria.

  1. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and currently be working on research relevant to entrepreneurship
  2. Preference is given to senior faculty desiring to visit during their sabbatical
  3. Candidates must have a sponsoring faculty member within the Entrepreneurship Division
  4. Candidates must have& appropriate funding and work / travel visas as necessary
  5. Visitors are responsible for their own lodging during their stay
  6. Visiting Scholar applicants must also submit a research proposal outlining the research they will work on while at Babson
  7. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vita
  8. Applicants must submit one or two copies of published articles
  9. Applicants must submit a completed an application

Feel free to contact the Entrepreneurship Division or the Office of International Programs with any additional questions.

For the academic year of 2013/2014 we are proud to host:

Pramodita Sharma
University of Vermont, USA

Dr. Pramodita Sharma joined the University of Vermont, School of Business Administration in 2011 and has been appointed the Sanders Professor. Dr. Sharma is one of the foremost scholars in her field and brings a wealth of knowledge and prestige to the university in an area where the School of Business Administration is fast becoming a national leader. Her research on the succession processes, governance, and dynamics underlying family firms has been recognized by several international organizations, while her latest co-authored book titled "Entrepreneurial Family Firms" is used in family business courses around the world and is being translated into Mandarin and Greek.
Before joining UVM, Dr. Sharma was the CIBC Distinguished Professor of Family Business at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University, where she was one of the most frequently cited experts on issues related to entrepreneurship and family business.
Dr. Sharma is also a visiting scholar at Babson College, where she is global director for the Successful Trans-generational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) - the only global applied research initiative on family business studies, with 43 partner institutions and over 200 scholars. She is editor of Family Business Review, the only SSCI-listed journal on family business studies, and has served as a Fellow of the Family Firm Institute and in various positions in the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. She is also co-founder of the prestigious Family Enterprise Research Conference that attracted more than 540 scholars in 2010.