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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

  • "The Effects of CEO Founder Status and Stock Ownership on Entrepreneurial Orientation in Small Firms", Journal of Small Business Management, 55(32-55), 2017 Deb, P., Wiklund, J.
  • "Entrepreneurial Exit Intentions and the Business-Family Interface", Journal of Business Venturing, 31(6), 613-627, 2016 Hsu, D., Wiklund, J., Anderson, S., Coffey, B.
  • "An Analysis of Business Models: Firm characteristics, innovation and performance", Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 22(1), 1-12, 2016 Brannon, D., Wiklund, J.
  • "Entrepreneurial Exit Intentions and the Business-Family InterfaceEntrepreneurial Exit Intentions and the Business-Family Interface", Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 6, 14-20, 2016 Wiklund, J., Patzelt, H., Dimov, D.
  • "An assessment of resource-based theorizing on firm growth and suggestions for the future", Journal of Management Nason, R., Wiklund, J.
  • "An Analysis of Business Models: Firm characteristics, innovation and performance", Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal Brannon, D., Wiklund, J.
  • "Success, Failure, and Entrepreneurial Reentry: An Experimental Assessment of the Veracity of Self‐Efficacy and Prospect Theory ", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 115-138, 2015 Hsu, D., Wiklund, J., Cotton, R.
  • "Inside the black box of outcome additionality: Effects of early-stage government subsidies on resource accumulation and new venture performance", Research Policy, 2015 Wiklund, J.
  • "What about new entry? Examining the theorized role of new entry in entrepreneurial orientation research. ", International Small Business Journal, 2015 McKelvie, A., Wiklund, J., Wales, W.
  • "The emergence of evidence–based entrepreneurship.", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2014 Wiklund, J., Frese, M., Rousseau, D.
  • "Individual responses to firm failure: Appraisals, grief, and the influence of prior failure experience", Journal of Business Venturing, 29(1), 17-33, 2014 Jenkins, A., Wiklund, J., Brundin, E.
  • "Internal versus external ownership transition in family firms: An embeddedness perspective", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 37(6), 1319-1340, 2013 Wiklund, J., Nordqvist, M., Hellerstedt, K., Bird, M.
  • "Stigma and business failure: Implications for entrepreneurs’ career choices", Small Business Economics, 1-21, 2013 Wiklund, J., Simmons, S., Levie, J.
  • "Organizational Sponsorship and Founding Environments: A Contingency View on the Survival of Business Incubated Firms, 1994-2007", Academy of Management Journal, 56(6), 1628-1654, 2013 Wiklund, J., Amezcua, A., Grimes, M., Bradley, S.
  • "The Varying Effects of Family Relationships in Entrepreneurial Teams", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 2013 Haynie, M., Brannon, D., Wiklund, J.
  • "Measuring the market newness of new ventures", Journal of Business Venturing, 27(2), 185-196, 2012 Dahlqvist, J., Wiklund, J.
  • "Exploring the Heart: Entrepreneurial emotion is a hot topic", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 36(1), 1-10, 2012 Cardon, M., Foo, M., Shepherd, D., Wiklund, J.
  • "Implications of intra-family and external ownership transfer of family firms: Short-term and long-term performance differences", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 5(4), 352-372, 2011 Wennberg, K., Wiklund, J., Hellerstedt, K., Nordqvist, M.
  • "Organic and Acquisitive Growth: Re-examining, Testing and Extending Penrose’s Growth Theory", Journal of Management Studies, 48(1), 48-74, 2011 Lockett, A., Wiklund, J., Davidsson, P., Girma, S.
  • "Resources, environmental change, and survival: Asymmetric paths of young independent and subsidiary organizations", Strategic Management Journal, 32(5), 486-509, 2011 Bradley, S., Aldrich, H., Shepherd, D., Wiklund, J.
  • "Swinging a double-edged sword: The effect of slack on entrepreneurial management and growth", Journal of Business Venturing, 26(5), 537-554, 2011 Bradley, S., Wiklund, J., Shepherd, D.
  • "The dual nature of innovative activity: How entrepreneurial orientation influences innovation generation and adoption", Journal of Business Venturing, 26(5), 555-571, 2011 Pérez-Luño, A., Wiklund, J., Cabrera, R.
  • "The effectiveness of university knowledge spillovers: Performance differences between university spinoffs and corporate spinoffs", Research Policy, 40(8), 1128-1143, 2011 Wennberg, K., Wiklund, J., Wright, M.
  • "The Future of Entrepreneurship Research", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 35(1), 1-9, 2011 Wiklund, J., Davidsson, P., Audretsch, D., Karlsson, C.
  • "The importance of slack for new organizations facing ’tough’ environments", Journal of Management Studies, 48(5), 1071-1097, 2011 Bradley, S., Shepherd, D., Wiklund, J.
  • "Where to from here? EO-as-experimentation, failure, and distribution of outcomes", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 35(5), 925-946, 2011 Wiklund, J., Shepherd, D.
  • "Advancing Firm Growth Research: A Focus on Growth Mode Instead of GrowthRate", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(2), 261-288, 2010 McKelvie, A., Wiklund, J.
  • "Reconceptualizing entrepreneurial exit: Divergent exit routes and their drivers", Journal of Business Venturing, 25(4), 361-375, 2010 Wennberg, K., Wiklund, J., DeTienne, D., Cardon, M.
  • "The age-effect of financial indicators as buffers against the liability of newness", Journal of Business Venturing, 25(4), 423-437, 2010 Wiklund, J., Baker, T., Shepherd, D.
  • "Entrepreneurial orientation and business performance: An assessment of past research and suggestions for the future", Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, 33(3), 761-787, 2009 Rauch, A., Wiklund, J., Lumpkin, G., Frese, M.

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)