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.
Summer 2013 Summer Stipends
Mary Godwyn, History and Society, A Sociologist Walks into a Business School: Why Ethics and Diversity in Business Education Matter Now More than Ever
Elizabeth Goldberg, Arts and Humanities, More Radical Than Thou: Politics and Posturing in Reception of Sex Trafficking Narratives
Julie Levinson, Arts and Humanities, Acting: The Auteur Renaissance From 1968-80
Xinghua Li, History and Society, Lost in Mistranslation: Promoting Green Consumerism in China through International Environmental NGO Advertising Campaigns
Mahdi Majbouri, Economics, Estimating the Income Counterfactual for Oil Producing Countries of the Middle East
Mary O'Donoghue, Arts and Humanities, Ogonnelloe: Short Stories
Tina Opie, Management, The impact of minority group member norm violation on perceived professionalism
Salvatore Parise, TOIM, Can Twitter Networks Make Us More Innovative?
Virginia Rademacher, Arts and Humanities, Sex and the City: Detective Petra Delicado and Questions I Couldn't Help But Wonder"
Anne Roggeveen, Marketing, Effects of Location of Price on Consumer's Product Evaluations
Brian Seitz, Arts and Humanities, Political Representation: The Double Redoubled
G. Shankaranarayanan, TOIM, Justifying the Role of Data Quality Metadata in Structured Decision Making
Rosa Slegers, Arts and Humanities, A Revaluation of Vanity: Adam Smith and Secret of Business Ethics Education
Spring 2013 Course Releases
S. Sinan Erzurumlu, TOIM, “Cash or Advice? Entrepreneurs’ Most Valuable Combination”
Yunwei Gai, Economics, “Supply of Family Physicians and the Influenza Vaccination in the United States: Individual and Neighborhood Effects”
Bradley George, Entrepreneurship, ‘When is it Rational to Not Be Rational? The Effects of Experience on the Rationality-Performance Relationship”
Joel Shulman, Entrepreneurship, “Growing Jobs and Getting Returns: Impact Investing Through Entrepreneurs”
Fall 2012 Course Releases
Ryan Davies,Finance,"Stock Price manipulation on option expiration dates"
Kandice Hauf,History and Society,"Wang Yangming(1472-1529) Visionary Confucian Man of Action"
Kankana Mukerherjee,Economics,"Energy Efficency in India's Energy Intensive Industries: A Directional Distance Function Analysis."
2012 Summer Stipends
Matt Allen, Entrepreneurship, Competitive Advantages of Family Business Governance Structures: The role of relational governance
Jon Dietrick, Arts and Humanities, “External” Markers of “Internal” States: Money and “Character” in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter
Elizabeth Goldberg, Arts and Humanities, ‘Let Us Begin with a Smaller Gesture’: Human Rights and Literary Form in Chris Abani’s Becoming Abigail
Gang Hu, Finance, Underestimation of Damages and Inter-Fund Trades
Julie Levinson, Arts and Humanities, Timepiece: Duration, Spectatorship, and Narrativity in Christian Marclay’s The Clock
Mehdi Majbouri, Economics, The Impact of Resource Rent on Entrepreneurship: Evidence from the GEM surveys
Frederick Opie, History and Society, A Culinary Read of Zora Neal Hurston
Dessislava Pachamanova, Mathematics and Science, Recent Trends in Equity Portfolio Construction Analytics
Salvatore Parise, TOIM, Understanding the Adoption and Impacts of Social Media Games in Organizations
Vikki Rodgers, Mathematics and Science, Shifts in leaf area, density and chemistry of tree seedlings in response to experimental climate change treatments
Anne Roggeveen, Marketing, Deal or No Deal? How Number of Buyers, Purchase Limit, and Time-to-Expiration Impact Purchase Decisions on Group Buying Websites
Rosa Slegers, Arts and Humanities, Moral Sentiments and Business Virtues: Adam Smith and the Ethics of Commercial Society
Janice Yellin, Arts and Humanities, Database of Meroitic Offering Tables Phase 2: Establishing the first typological group of Meroitic Offering tables based on the database as a tool for dating/establishing Meroitic chronology