Jenifer Bailey

Jennifer Bailey is a Babson College Professor whose areas of research and teaching expertise are innovation management, entrepreneurship and operations management. Jennifer received her PhD. degree in Operations Management from the Scheller School of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received her BSE degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. In her academic research Jennifer explores how innovative and entrepreneurial firms manage risk and uncertainty.

An award winning researcher and teacher, Jennifer has been a recipient of the Best Paper Award at the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) conference for her research on innovation and an also a recipient of the Best Teaching Case Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). She is also a past winner of the Babson College Dean’s Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching. At Babson College, Jennifer is the Faculty Advisor for the Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design (TED) program and currently teaches an Interdisciplinary Product Design course, which is a multi- institution program, consisting of cross-functional student teams of entrepreneurship students from Babson College, engineering students from Olin College of Engineering and design students from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Jennifer has a passion for developing the next generation of entrepreneurs and creators and has served as a trainer, mentor, and coach with various entrepreneurship accelerators including the MassChallenge Global Accelerator headquartered in Boston, MA and the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean in Jamaica. In addition, she currently serves as the Academic Director for the iCreate Institute, in Kingston, Jamaica, which provides skills training and development for digital creative and entrepreneurs. Jennifer is also the Co-Founder of Kingston Creative, a nonprofit organisation seeking to empower Caribbean creatives and entrepreneurs to generate both economic and social value, by accessing global markets and impacting local communities.

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