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Workshop Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

Workshop Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Mental Health

The entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises department held a workshop Oct. 7-8, to discuss papers that have been accepted for an Academy of Management Perspectives special issue titled, “Entrepreneurship and Mental Health.” Participants included clinical psychologists, as well as leading management and economics scholars from around the world with a specific interest in the topic area.

“The AMP is a highly-regarded journal within the Academy of Management family,” said Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Endowed Chair and professor of entrepreneurship.“Its symposiums are equivalent to special issues in other leading journals.”

The full conference agenda included 10 papers on topics, such as bi-polar disorder, ADHD and entrepreneurship, as well as how sleep can both help and hurt entrepreneurs.



Kerri Howell

Kerri is director of communications and media relations for the Whitman School. She is responsible for managing all internal and external communications with students, faculty, staff, alumni, members of the business community and other key stakeholders.After receiving her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo, she went on to earn her M.S. in communications management from Syracuse’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she has served as an adjunct professor in the public relations department since 2004.