Faculty Awards, Publishing Highlights Babson Thought & Action


Babson College faculty have been busy this spring and summer, publishing new books and a host of articles in leading journals, and receiving a series of awards for their scholarship and other achievements.


  • candida brush P’14, Franklin W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Amanda Elam, a researcher at the Diana International Research Institute, were part of a team of researchers that won the award for best conceptual/qualitative paper at the Diana 2022 International Research Conference in June at Dublin City University in Ireland. Their paper, titled “Informing Inclusive Entrepreneurship Education and Training: Criteria and Challenges,” was selected from approximately 100 submitted abstracts and 70 accepted papers/posters with participants from 32 countries.
  • Lauren Beitelspacherholder of the Ken and Nancy Major Romanzi Chair in Marketing, won the Davidson Award for Best Paper Published by the Retail Journal in 2021. Beitelspacher, along with seven co-authors, were named winners for their paper “Sustainable Retailing”. Two other Babson marketing professors were also recognized in the competition. Dhruv Grewalthe Toyota Chair in Commerce and Electronic Business, and Anne L. Roggeveen, Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Retail and Marketing, was named first runner-up (along with two co-authors) for “Strategizing Retailing in the New Technology Era.” And Grewal, along with eight co-authors, was named second runner-up for “How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Future of Retail.”
  • William Gartner, Bertarelli Foundation Emeritus Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson, won the JSBM Award for Best Paper at the 2022 World Congress of the International Council for Small Businesses (ICSB). Co-authored by Martine Hlady-Rispal and Alain Fayolle, the article entitled “In search of creative qualitative methods to grasp the current challenges of research in entrepreneurship” appeared in the Small Business Management Journal.
  • Julia KokinaAssociate Professor of Accounting, won the 2022 EYARC Academic Resource Center (EYARC) Curriculum Innovation Award for demonstrating how she used EY cases in the classroom and helped drive innovation forward.

Contributions to books

  • Virginia (Jenny) Rademacherprofessor of Hispanic literature and culture, has written a new book, Derivative Lives: Biofiction, Uncertainty and Speculative Risk in Contemporary Spanish Narrativedue out August 11. The description of the book, published by Bloomsbury Academic, states: “Drawing on theories of risk and uncertainty, Derivative Lives considers the rise of biofiction in Spain and around the world, linking literary expression to concepts such as circumstantiality, derivatives, speculation and game studies.
  • Sandra Grahamprofessor of Arts & Humanities and ethnomusicologist, wrote the introduction and wrote a chapter for Music in Black American Life, 1600-1945: A University of Illinois Press Anthology, which was compiled by Laurie Matheson and is due out on August 23. Graham also served as an advisor for a National History Day project on the Fisk Jubilee Singers created by Lakeridge Junior High School students Hazel Wheeler and Eden Jones in Utah. Their project won regional and national competitions to qualify for nationals, and their documentary was among the top 10 finalists in their category and won a special prize.

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  • Joanna Carey, an associate professor in the Division of Mathematics and Science, was among a group of researchers who published a paper as part of a special research topic for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow , in Scotland. The article, titled “We must halt fossil fuel emissions to protect permafrost ecosystems,” appears in the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science.
  • Tom Davenport, President Emeritus Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson, recently published two articles. With DJ Patil, he wrote “Is Data Scientist Still the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”, published in the harvard business review. And, with Randy Bean, he wrote “Becoming an ‘AI Powerhouse’ Means Going All In”, which appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review.
  • Associate Dean of the Faculty Danna Greenberg— the chairman of the Division of Management and the Walter H. Carpenter Professor of Organizational Behavior — published an article in the Journal of the Academy of Management. His article, co-authored with Paul Hibbert, was titled “Beyond Legitimacy: A Bold Agenda for MLE Scholarship”.
  • Sinan Erzurumlu, Professor of Innovation and Operations Management, and two colleagues have developed an advanced machine learning technique to assess the innovation performance of complex systems with high-dimensional, feature-rich, highly multi-collinear, and constrained data . They applied the technique to national innovation systems and studied national innovation capacity. Erzurumlu, together with Yaman O. Erzurumlu and YongKi Yoon, wrote an article titled “National Innovation Systems and the Dynamic Impact of Institutional Structures on National Innovation Capacity: A Configurational Approach with the OKID Method” which was published recently in review.
  • Michael GoldsteinDonald P. Babson professor of applied investments and faculty director of Babson’s Master of Science in Finance program, recently published correspondence in the journal Nature. Written with Amanda H. Lynch and Charles H. Norchi, the article was titled “Impact of Conflict Raising Costs for Arctic Shipping and Climate”. Goldstein also delivered the keynote address, “Finance, Sustainability, and Climate: Past, Present, and Future,” to more than 120 people at the International Finance Conference; Climate and Sustainable Finance and Growth (CINSC) in Naples, Italy.

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