University of Tennessee

Melissa Cardon

Department: Management and Entrepreneurship

Title: Haslam Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Arts Political Science

Case Western Reserve University, Master of Business Administration Human Resources and Management Information Systems

Columbia University, Doctor of Philosophy Organizational Behavior

413 Stokely Management Center

Melissa Cardon is the Haslam Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She studies the psychology of entrepreneurs as they found, persist and succeed (or not) with their ventures. Topics of special interest include entrepreneurial passion, emotion, resource acquisition, persistence, exit, failure recovery and learning, stress, burnout and exhaustion, as well as coping mechanisms to address pervasive problems.

Her work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review and Human Resource Management. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Management and on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies and Human Resource Management Review.

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