Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Recognized for Global Impact, Ranked No. 7 Among Academic Institutions Worldwide

Professor and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, Andrew Corbett, among Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researchers, according to new study

Andrew CorbettBabson College has been recognized as a leading academic institution producing some of the most impactful entrepreneurship research worldwide.  

According to a new study published in the Journal of Small Business ManagementContributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis, Babson is ranked No. 7, above Harvard, Stanford, Syracuse, and more.

In addition to ongoing research efforts by the faculty in Babson’s Entrepreneurship Division, the College produces annual research results from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). This venture, launched by Babson and the London Business School in 1999, has gained widespread recognition as the most authoritative longitudinal study of entrepreneurship in the world. This year, Babson has released the GEM Global Report, GEM Special Report on Senior Entrepreneurship, and GEM Women’s Report. The next report is focused on entrepreneurship in the United States and is slated for release this November.

“Babson College and its faculty work diligently to produce research that is of the upmost use in studying the power of entrepreneurship globally,” said Babson College Provost Michael Johnson. “We are proud to be recognized as one of the top 10 institutions in the world for entrepreneurship research, and look forward to the impact we can continue to create in utilizing entrepreneurship as a force for great economic and social value everywhere.”

The new study also has ranked Babson Professor and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division, Andrew Corbett as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurship Research Scholars in the World.

Corbett’s research examines behavioral aspects of the entrepreneurial process, and the role of individuals within strategic renewal and innovations efforts within organizations. His research has appeared in Harvard Business Review; the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Business Venturing; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice; and many others. In addition to his roles as professor and chair, Corbett mentors Babson entrepreneurs in the College’s Butler Launch Pad, is a visiting professor of entrepreneurship at Nord University Business School in Bodø, Norway, serves as editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, and is the co-editor of the Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth book series. 

Corbett is a co-author of the book Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation Through People; he uses insights from his research, book, and practical expertise to consult and teach corporate clients around the world with Babson Executive Education.  

“As a research scholar, Andrew Corbett continually creates impact above and beyond his role as chair, professor, and mentor to Babson’s Butler Launchpad accelerator entrepreneurs,” said Babson College Dean of Faculty Bala Iyer. “This global recognition as one of the top 25 authors in entrepreneurship research is well-earned—and one that brings great pride to the entire Babson community, especially its Entrepreneurship Division.”

The study performed an analysis of 191,695 citations on 2,154 entrepreneurship articles, published in leading entrepreneurship and management journals from 2002 to 2013. The study’s authors found that “geographic diversity, international collaboration, top research scholars, and top research institutions enhance entrepreneurship research quality, which is measured by the number of citations per article.”

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 10/25/2017 10:00 AM