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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.