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Management educator

William D. Bygrave, American management educator. Recipient Heizer award Academy Management, 1989.


Bygrave, William D. was born on May 30, 1937 in Ickleford, United Kingdom. Son of William F. and Elsie V. (Waller) Bygrave.


Master of Arts, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1964. Doctor of Business Administration, Boston University, 1989.

Doctor honoris causa, University Ghent, The Netherlands, 1994.


President, treasurer, Deltaray Corporation, Woburn, Massachusetts, 1969-1979;associate professor, Southeastern Massachusetts U., Dartmouth, 1979-1982;associate professor, Bryant College, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1982-1985;associate professor, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1985-1991;Frederic C. Hamilton professor, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, since 1991;director entrepreneurial studies center, Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, since 1993. Visiting professor European Institute of Business Administration (Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires), Fontainebleau, France, since 1992.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: philosophy of science, container gardening, English pubs, computers.


Married Jane Carrington, August 22, 1959. Children: David, Catherine, Anne, Rachel.

William F. Bygrave

Elsie V. (Waller) Bygrave

Jane Carrington

David Bygrave

Catherine Bygrave

Anne Bygrave

Rachel Bygrave