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 Academy of Management Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies and Human Resource Management Review.
Media & Press Releases
- Bridging Research and Practice Event Focuses on Support Networks for Entrepreneurs
- Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Top $1M in Funding
- Anderson Center Research Fund Announces Grant Awards
- New UT Initiative Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research
- To Stay Competitive, Startups Must Combat Gender Diversity Debt - Investors Observer
- To Stay Competitive, Startups Must Combat Gender Diversity Debt
- Women Are In ‘Vicious Cycle’ Of Underrepresentation In Startups, According To New Research - Forbes
- Haslam Faculty and Student Receive Grant to Study Ukrainian Businesses
- 42 Faculty Members Receive Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards