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Johan Wiklund

Johan Wiklund

Professor of Entrepreneurship

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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.

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.)
  • "Firm Growth: Assessing Resource Based Explainations", (with Nason, R.)
  • "Firm Growth and the role of Organizational Boundary Permeability.", (with Nason, R.)
  • "Neither Open Nor Closed: Organizational Boundary Permeability And New Venture Growth. ", (with Nason, R., McKelvie, A.)
  • "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

  • Whitman School Senior Scholar Award - Syracuse University (2019)
  • Lazaridis Chair - Wilfrid Laurier University (2019)
  • Fulbright Distinguished Professorship - The Fulbright Commission and RMIT University (2018)
  • 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)

Media Placements

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

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

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

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

Folk med ADHD gode på nyskaping , Nord Universtitet 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