Foreword

BABSON COLLEGE’S CURRENT CURRICULUM IS ROOTED IN AN intellectual journey that started more than three decades ago. At that time most schools relied heavily on the scientific method to train general and functional managers for jobs in a vibrant and growing corporate sector in the United States, Europe, and Japan. The entrepreneur as an economic actor was largely ignored. Recognizing this gap, Babson was the first to focus on the study of entrepreneurship as a discipline.

We introduced an entrepreneurship program, held business plan competitions, created an entrepreneurship center, hosted the first research conference in entrepreneurship, and began the systematic development of entrepreneurship faculty and intellectual capital, such as ...

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