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Johan Wiklund

Johan Wiklund

Professor of Entrepreneurship

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PhD, Jönköping International Business School (Entrepreneurship)

Johan Wiklund is the Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, USA. His research interests include neurodiversity and mental well-being in entrepreneurship. He is considered a leading authority in entrepreneurship research with over 100 articles appearing in leading entrepreneurship and management journals and over 35,000 citations to his research. He is Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, a premier entrepreneurship journal. 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.

Working Papers
  • "Business failure and institutions in entrepreneurship: A systematic review and research agenda", Small Business Economics (with Lee, C., Amezcua, A., Abdul-Qadir, E.)
  • "Driven to Succeed? A self-determination perspective on entrepreneurial performance", Journal of Business Venturing (with Bort, J., Moss, T.)
  • "Walking the talk: Examining intrinsic motivation in prosocial microlending", Journal of Business Venturing (with Bort, J., Moss, T.)
Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award - Entrepreneurship & Regional Development
  • Top 2% most impactful researchers globally across all sciences - PLOS Biology
  • SAGE’s 10-Year Impact Award - SAGE Journal
  • Visiting Professor - Denmark University of Technology
  • Lazaridis Chair - Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Whitman School Senior Scholar Award - Syracuse University
  • Fulbright Distinguished Professorship - The Fulbright Commission and RMIT University
  • 2015 Greif Research Impact Award - Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division
  • Mentor Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • Best Empirical Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • IDEA Research Promise Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • Mentor Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • Best Empirical Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • Best Reviewer Award - Journal of Management Studies
  • IDEA Research Promise Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • The Creativity Award - Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research
  • Best Empirical Paper Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • Fast Company’s Best High Growth/High Potential Paper Award - Academy of Management
  • Fast Company’s Best High Growth/High Potential Paper Award - Academy of Management
  • NFIB Best Dissertation Award - Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
  • Paper of Distinction Award - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference
  • Best Overall Paper Award - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference

Media Placements

Does Having ADHD Help or Hurt Entrepreneurs? , The Wall Street Journal 11.3.21

Have ADHD? This may be the career path for you , Yahoo FInance 10.12.21

Succeeding with ADHD , Harvard Business Review - The Anxious Achiever Podcast 1.4.21

ADHD + Entrepreneurship with Professor Johan Wiklund of Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management , Solvecast 10.20.20

Meaningful and Enjoyable Work | Panel discussion: Johan Wiklund, Erik Nook, Katherine McMahon , The Happiness Institute 7.24.20

“No One Talks About the Positives of ADHD — So I Found Some” , ADDitude 7.1.20

Jack DeBrabander Explains How He Leverages His ADHD to Achieve the Impossible , apstersmedia.com 3.10.20

Mental Health "Obstacles" or Entrepreneurial Superpowers? with Johan Wiklund , Overcoming the Mind 2.6.20

Entrepreneurship and mental health , Overcoming the mind 12.5.19

Action Over Deliberation , Faster Than Normal 6.26.19

What if incubators and accelerators are doing more harm than good to startups and scaleups? , B2B News Network 2.22.19

LAURIER’S DRIVE CONFERENCE: CITIES SPUR INNOVATION , Communitech News 2.21.19

Folk med ADHD gode på nyskaping , Nord Universtitet 1.29.18

Nord-forsker i ny studie: Folk med ADHD er glimrende gründere , Lokalavis i Bodø 1.29.18

Folk med ADHD er ofte gode på nyskaping , Forskning.no 1.28.18

FTN 80: "Action Over Deliberation" with Syracuse University Professor of Entrepreneurship Johan Wiklund , Peter Shankman's Faster than Normal 1.1.18

Action over deliberation , Faster than Normal 1.1.18

“No One Talks About the Positives of ADHD — So I Found Some” , ADDitude 11.13.17

Expert says economic leaders may be too focused on college grads , Newschannel 9 10.9.17

The 5 Best Jobs for People With ADD and ADHD , True Viral News Network 9.26.17

The 5 Best Jobs for People With ADD and ADHD , TIME 9.11.17

Study looks into where aspiring entrepreneurs go after graduation , Spectrum News 8.22.17

This Scientist is Studying How ADHD Helps Drive Some Entrepreneurs , Fast Company 6.29.17

People with ADHD can turn symptoms to their advantage as entrepreneurs , Talk Business 5.31.17