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Johan Wiklund

Professor of Entrepreneurship

315-559-2144
Room: 535
jwiklund@syr.edu

Ph D, Jönköping International Business School (Entrepreneurship)

Johan Wiklund is the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, USA, Professor Two at Nord University, Norway, Visiting Professor at Lund University, Sweden, and inaugural RMIT Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Australia. His research interests include entrepreneurship and mental health as well as the entry, performance, and exit of entrepreneurial firms. He is considered a leading authority in entrepreneurship research with over 60 articles appearing in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and over 17,000 citations. He is incoming Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and previously editor for Journal of Business Venturing and Small Business Economics. A prolific advisor of Ph.D. students, he received the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Mentor Award in 2011.

Research Topics

  • Entrepreneurship and mental health
  • Performance
  • Growth
  • Exit
  • Failure of entrepreneurial firms

Professor Wiklund's research interests include entrepreneurship and mental health as well as the performance, growth, exit, and failure of entrepreneurial firms.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Greif Research Impact Award - Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division (2015)
  • Mentor Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2011)
  • Best Empirical Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2010)
  • IDEA Research Promise Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2010)
  • Mentor Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2010)
  • Best Empirical Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2008)
  • Best Reviewer Award - Journal of Management Studies (2008)
  • IDEA Research Promise Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2008)
  • The Creativity Award - Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (2006)
  • Best Empirical Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (2003)
  • Fast Company’s Best High Growth/High Potential Paper Award - Academy of Management (2001)
  • Fast Company’s Best High Growth/High Potential Paper Award - Academy of Management (1999)
  • NFIB Best Dissertation Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division (1998)
  • Paper of Distinction Award - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (1998)
  • Best Overall Paper Award - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (1997)