Research Studies

The KMH Center has affiliate faculty that conduct research on emerging trends in health innovation and entrepreneurship, the intersection of health innovation, entrepreneurship, and health equity, as well as AI and analytics in health.

Our faculty are avid researchers and can benefit from the sharing of company or industry data. To collaborate or inquire about our research, contact us at

Glover, W., Crocker, A., and Brush, C. (2021) Defining Healthcare Entrepreneurship: A Delphi Study. Academy of Management Conference Proceedings, Entrepreneurship Division, Virtual, July 30-August 3.

Erzurumlu, S.S., Pachamanova, D.A. (2020). Topic Modeling and Technology Forecasting for Assessing the Commercial Viability of Healthcare Innovations. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. Vol: 156. Elsevier. Link

Glover, W., Nissinboim, N. and Naveh, E. (2020) Examining Innovation in Hospital Units: A Complex Adaptive Systems Approach. BioMed Central (BMC) Health Services Research. Vol. 20: 554.

Gai, Y., Polutnik, L. (2019). Sovaldi: Pricing of New Products and Consequences. Journal of International Business Education. Vol: 14, Issue: 1, Page: 1-16. NeilsonJournals Publishing. Link

Markovitch, D. G., O’Connor, G. C., & Harper, P. J. (2017). Beyond invention: the additive impact of incubation capabilities to firm value. R&D Management, 47(3), 352-367.

Bhardwaj, G. (2022). A general organizational model for creating safe, effective, affordable (SEA) hospitals in low and middle-income countries. In A. Ward, E. Steckler (Ed.), Volume 2: Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), World Scientific Encyclopedia of Business Sustainability, Ethics & Entrepreneurship (vol. 2, pp. 63-81). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Crocker, A., Glover, W., Brush, C., and Gai, Y. (2021) “Investigating Healthcare Entrepreneurship: Financial Well-Being, Equity, and Social Determinants of Health.” Faculty Research Angel Fund (FRAF), presented by Babson’s Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

Glover, W. and Hendricks-Sturrup, R. (2021), Ethics and Equity-centred Perspectives in Engineering Systems Design. In Maier, A., Oehmen, J., and Vermaas, P. (Eds.) Handbook of Engineering Systems Design. Springer Reference.

Glover, W. J., Li, Z., & Pachamanova, D. (2022). The AI-Enhanced Future of Health Care Administrative Task Management. NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, 3(2).

Pachamanova, D., Glover, W., Li, Z., Docktor, M., and Gujral N. (2021). Identifying Patterns in Administrative Tasks through Structural Topic Modeling: A Case Study of Shifts in a Mental Health Practice’s Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). 

Davenport, T. and Glover, W. (2018) Artificial Intelligence and the Augmentation of Healthcare Decision Making. New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Catalyst, 4(3).

KMH Center Case Studies. The KMH Center supports faculty in the development of interdisciplinary cases that address emergent health-related topics for the classroom. Cases are available through Harvard Business Publishing or the Case Centre.

Babson-Lancet Case Studies. In 2015, Babson partnered with The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery and the Harvard Medical School Program for Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC) to create a case series designed to help transform Global Surgery into a field of study and practice. The cases explore health system challenges ranging from human resource development to electronic medical record systems and are freely available online to both students and educators.

In addition to our academic research and cases, we host convenings and conversations to glean insights from health sector leaders. Below are a sampling of events both directly hosted by the KMH Center and/or within the Babson community.

2021: Dr. Albert Boura, H ‘21, CEO, Pfizer Comments at the 2021 Babson Undergraduate Commencement 

2021: Leading Change with Lives on the Line, CWEL 9th Annual Disruption Dinner with Hiyam Nadel, MBA'13, Dr. Charmain Jackman, Nour Al-Sultan '14, Colleen Leung, MBA'18, Dr. Wiljeana Glover, Moderator

2020: Pivots and Partnerships in the Days of COVID-19 with Dr. Nick Morse MBA '09, Prof. Craig Bida, Maliha Khalid, Elizabeth Johansen, and Prakash Veenam, MBA ‘18

2019: The Business of Health: Waiting for Disruption at Babson Connect: Worldwide with Dr. Khama Rogo, MD, PhD

2018: Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship Conversation at Babson Connect: Worldwide with Dr. Paul Farmer, Carmella Kletjian, Dr. Mack Chaney, Cheryl Kiser, Moderator

2018: ET&A in War-Torn Syria with Dr. Mahmoud Hariri, Prof. Wiljeana Glover, Moderator