The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurs beware! Research by Alexander McKelvie, department chair of entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises at Syracuse University‘s Martin J. Whitman School of Management, shows habitual entrepreneurs, those who launch multiple start-ups throughout their careers, may display symptoms of behavioral addiction. Know the signs and negative impacts of entrepreneurship addiction.


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Alexander McKelvie

Alexander McKelvie

Alex McKelvie is the Department Chair and an associate professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Alex’s research has received a number of major international awards, including best doctoral dissertation in Entrepreneurship from the National Federation of Independent Businesses and multiple awards at the leading Entrepreneurship conferences. Alex has published his work in many of the most important entrepreneurship journals and is on the editorial boards of multiple journals. His research has also been profiled in Forbes,BloombergBusinessWeek, Inc. magazine and more.
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  1. Definitely a few items to think about. With startups and entrepreneurship it’s about balancing the good and the bad. Too much of something is never a good thing. I find entrepreneurship fulfilling. It’s a gap I’ve never been able to fill in the corporate world. I know I have to make additional sacrifices which I wouldn’t have to make with a 9 to 5 job but at the end of the day (and 10 years from now), it is worth it.

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