IFE Research Fellow
Steve Gaklis is an IFE Research Fellow and late-stage PhD researcher in entrepreneurship and family business. His current research interests lie at the intersection of family business and entrepreneurship. The goal of his research is to investigate organizational sponsorship in the context of new business incubation and understand how dynastic family firms use mechanisms associated with sponsorship activities to support new business. His research also includes analysis of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data. Steve received his PhD from University of Strathclyde and his MBA with specialization in statistics and finance from Babson College. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Cornell University. Prior to his appointment as an IFE Fellow at Babson, Steve was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Blank Center. He has also been an academic writer, lecturer, and advisor to the Babson STEP Project and advisor to the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship (IFE). Steve has presented his academic papers at international academic forums in Dubai, (ICSB), Vancouver (Academy of Management), Glasgow (ISBE – Best Paper nomination), Vermont (FERC) and Boston (BCERC) to name a few.