Research visit Johan Wiklund

(19-04-2022) Research visit Johan Wiklund

Research visit Johan Wiklund From Thursday March, 31st up until Wednesday April 6th, prof. dr. Johan Wiklund visited the entrepreneurship research group at the department of Marketing, Innovation and Organisation.
Professor 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 40,000 citations to his research. He is Editor-in-Chief for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ET&P), a premier entrepreneurship journal.
On Monday, professor Wiklund gave an interesting seminar on how the editorial board at ET&P manages the submission and review process. In doing so, he provided valuable insights in how scholars can better prepare their manuscripts and therefore increase their chance of publication. For instance, he elucidated common pitfalls to avoid, discussed prevalent reasons for rejection, and gave advise on how to respond to reviewers and editors. He furthermore gave unique behind-the-scenes insights in the review process of one of his own manuscripts. Who would have thought that even leading scholars such as professor Wiklund are sporadically desk rejected?
Over the course of his stay, professor Wiklund proved to be an exceptional and passionate speaker who knows how to captivate his audience with though-provoking, important and exceptionally relevant discussions of the current state and future directions of entrepreneurship research. Members of the entrepreneurship research group furthermore greatly benefitted from his remarkable expertise and generous feedback on their current research projects.
Professor Wiklund’s visit will regularly be recalled upon, as will the number 144. On Saturday, professor Wiklund rode the “Ronde van Vlaanderen” (Tour of Flanders), an memorable achievement considering this arduous cycling tour spans 144 hilly and rocky kilometres!