Ethan Mollick
University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Ethan Mollick studies innovation and entrepreneurship, and the ways in which an individual’s actions can affect firms and industries. His research includes early-stage entrepreneurship and crowdfunding; the way in which communities come together to innovate; and the factors that drive the performance of entrepreneurial companies. He has published papers in leading academic journals, including two articles in SMJ, and is on the Editorial Review Boards of SMJ and SEJ (as well as Organization Science). He is also an active member of the Academy of Management, where he has won awards from the TIM and ENT divisions. Prof. Mollick also co-authored a book on the intersection between video games and business that was named one of the American Library Association’s top ten business books of the year, and has studied the way that games can be used to motivate performance and to educate. His entrepreneurship simulations and games have won several awards, and are used by tens of thousands of students around the world. Ethan Mollick received his PhD (2010) and MBA (2004) from MIT's Sloan School of Management and his bachelor's degree from Harvard University, magna cum laude, in 1997.