Faculty Pen Articles from leading academic journals Babson Thought & Action


They publish some of the leading academic journal articles, weigh in on economic and technological trends in the media, and volunteer in their communities using their entrepreneurial expertise. These are Babson’s thought leaders.

The lecturer receives the volunteer award

Jack McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behavior, received the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship New England (NFTE) Volunteer of the Year award. Based in New York, the organization incorporates an entrepreneurial spirit among young people to prepare them for careers in startups.

McCarthy joined Babson’s faculty for the fall 2018 semester and received a handful of faculty and teaching awards throughout his teaching career. “Our NFTE volunteers are the emotional fuel that charges our students,” said NFTE. “Your time, talent and dedication are deeply appreciated. “

Why obsolete electronics should be recycled

Guest Assistant Professor Lucy McAllister has been published in the Journal of Ethics of science and engineering.The article, “From Treasure to Trash: The Enduring Value of Technological Artifacts,” explores how discarded electronic waste presents environmental challenges. It also exposes the reasons why users don’t recycle unused and obsolete electronics, and says most technology usually ends up in a landfill, where toxins from the devices can seep into natural resources.

The correlation between government policy and family behavior

Megan Way, Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Division, has written an academic book, Home Economics and Public Policy, 1800s-Present: How Laws, Incentives, and Social Programs Guide Family Decision-Making and the U.S. Economy. It analyzes the impact of government policies on the economic behavior of families and the changes required as the American economy and families evolve.

The professor’s article is one of the most read in the newspaper

Professor Michael Goldstein, Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Finance program, was honored for his article titled “Water and Life From Snow: A Trillion Dollar Science Question”. It was named one of the 20 most read articles published in Water resources research from January 2017 to December 2018. Goldstein argues for the need to assess snow cover rates as it evolves around the world.

How robotic process automation and machine learning could change AI

Technology, operations and information management Professor Thomas Davenport published an article in Forbes on robotic process automation vendors and the combination of their technology with artificial intelligence. He believed that the amalgamation of robotic process automation and machine learning could redefine what organizations see as successful artificial intelligence, and said the future could “usher in an era of many automation applications. intelligent ”.

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