Melissa S. Cardon Distinguished Chair
|Home Institution||University of Tennessee, Knoxville|
|Host Institution||RMIT University|
|Award Name||Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Funded by RMIT University|
|Discipline||Entrepreneurship and Innovation|
Melissa is the Haslam Professor of Entrepreneurship & 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. Melissa’s Fulbright project focuses on understanding the loneliness experiences of Australian entrepreneurs, which can have profound effects on individual well-being and performance, and how entrepreneurs cope behaviorally, cognitively, socially, and emotionally.