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Johan Wiklund

Professor of Entrepreneurship

315-443-3356
Room: 531
jwiklund@syr.edu

PhD, Jönköping International Business School

PhD, Jönköping International Business School

Research Topics

  • Small business growth
  • Self-employment
  • Self-employment decision-making
  • Corporate entrepreneurship

Professor Wiklund's research interests include small business growth, the decision to be self-employed, new venture creation, and corporate entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications:
"The Future of Entrepreneurship Research," Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, with
Davidsson P., Audretsch, D. & Karlsson, C.

"Measuring the Market Newness of New Ventures," (forthcoming), Journal of Business Venturing, with Dahlqvist, J.

"Where to from Here: EO-as-Experimentation, Failure, and Distribution of Outcomes," (forthcoming), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, with Shepherd, D.

“Advancing Firm Growth Research: A Focus on Growth Mode Instead of Growth Rate," (forthcoming),  Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, with McKelvie, A.

“The Importance of Slack for Organizations Facing Tough Environments,” (forthcoming),  Journal of Management Studies, with Bradley, S. and Shepherd, S.

"Organic and Acquisitive Growth: Re-examining, Testing and Extending Penrose’s Growth Theory," (forthcoming) Journal of Management Studies, with Lockett, Davidsson & Girma.

"Reconceptualizing Entrepreneurial Exit: Divergent Exit Routes and Their Drivers," (forthcoming) Journal of Business Venturing, with Wennberg, K., DeTienne, D. & Cardon, M.

"Are We Comparing Apples with Apples or Apples with Oranges? Appropriateness of Knowledge Accumulation Across Growth Studies," (forthcoming) Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice with Shepherd, D. A.

"The Effectiveness of Alliances and Acquisitions: The Role of Resources Combination Activities," (forthcoming) Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, with Shepherd, D. A.

"Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance: An Assessment of Past Research and Suggestions for the Future, (2009), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, with Rauch, A., M. Freese & T. Lumpkin.

"The Age Effect of Financial Indicators as Buffers Against the Liability of Newness," (2008) Journal of Business Venturing, with Baker, T. & Shepherd, D. A.

"Moving Forward: Balancing the Financial and Emotional Costs of Business Failure," (2008),  Journal of Business Venturing, with Shepherd, D. A., & Haynie, J. M.

"Building an Integrative Model of Small Business Growth," (2008), Small Business Economics, with Patzelt, H. & Shepherd, D. A.

"Portfolio Entrepreneurship: Habitual and Novice Founders, New Entry and Mode of Organizing," (2008), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, with Shepherd, D. A.

"The Role of Human Capital in Loan Officers’ Decision Policies," (2008) Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2(3), 485-506, with Bruns, V., Holland, D., & Shepherd, D. A.

"The Effect of Small Business Managers’ Growth Motivation on Firm Growth: A Longitudinal Study," (2008),  Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32(3), 437-457, with Delmar F.

"Swinging a Double-edged Sword: The Effect of Slack on Entrepreneurial Management and Growth," (forthcoming), Journal of Business Venturing, (with Bradley, S. & Shepherd, D.).

"Resources, Environmental Change, and Survival: Asymmetric Paths of Young Independent and Subsidiary Organizations," (forthcoming), Strategic Management Journal, (with Bradley, S., Aldrich, H., & Shepherd, D.).

"The Dual Nature of Innovative Activity: How Entrepreneurial Orientation Influences Innovation Generation and Adoption," (forthcoming), Journal of Business Venturing, (with Perez-Luño Robledo & Cabrera, R.V.).

Selected Publications
  • "Entrepreneurial Orientation and Business Performance: Cumulative Empirical Evidence", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming, (Freese, M., Rauch, A., Lumpkin, T.,)
  • "Moving Forward: Balancing the Financial and Emotional Costs of Business Failure", Journal of Business Venturing, 2008, (Shepherd, D. A., Haynie, J. M)
  • "Portfolio Entrepreneurship: Habitual and Novice Founders, New Entry and Mode of Organizing", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming, (Shepherd, D. A.)
  • "The Role of Human Capital in Loan Officers' Decision Policies", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming, (with Bruns, V., Holland, D., Shepherd, D. A. )
  • "The Effect of Small Business Managers' Growth Motivation on Firm Growth: A Longitudinal Study", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming, (with Delmar F. )
  • "Reconceptualizing entrepreneurial exit: Divergent exit routes and their drivers", Journal of Business Venturing, forthcoming, (Wennberg, K., DeTienne, D., Cardon, M. )
  • "Organic and Acquisitive Growth: Re-examining, Testing and Extending Penrose’s Growth Theory", Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming, (with Lockett, Davidsson, Girma)
  • "The Importance of Slack for Organizations Facing Tough Environments", Journal of Management Studies, forthcoming, (with Bradley, S. and Shepherd, S.)
  • "Advancing Firm Growth Research: A Focus on Growth Mode Instead of Growth Rate", Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 34(2): 261-288, 2010
  • "Where to from Here: EO-as-Experimentation, Failure, and Distribution of Outcomes", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, forthcoming, (with Shepherd, D.)
  • "Measuring the Newness of New Ventures", Journal of Business Venturing, forthcoming, (with Dahlqvist, J/)