Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Founded by Babson College in 1981, BCERC is considered by many to be the premier entrepreneurship research conference in the world.

Thought Leadership

The Entrepreneurship Research Conference was established to provide a dynamic venue where academics and real-world practitioners, through spirited dialogue, could link theory and practice. Each year, the conference attracts more than 350 entrepreneurial scholars who come to hear the presentation of more than 220 papers.

Doctoral Consortium

A Doctoral Consortium is held in conjunction with the Conference and was created as a means to unite future entrepreneurship educators and scholars with established leaders and researchers in the field.​ One of the most exciting products to come out of the Doctoral Consortium is their Research Translation Showcase where they have translated their research into practice, policy, or further research. Check out their work»

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Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research contains the BCERC Proceedings of the conference and is the most comprehensive collection of empirical research papers on entrepreneurship.

Conference Sponsors

Babson College
Baylor University

Best Paper Award Sponsors

Institute for Family Entrepreneurship
National Federation of Independent Business

Doctoral Consortium Sponsors

Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation