Prof. Ethan Mollick studies innovation and entrepreneurship, with a special emphasis on how to give everyone more opportunities to be innovative and entrepreneurial.
His papers have been published in top management journals and have won best paper awards from multiple divisions of the Academy of Management. His work on crowdfunding is the most cited article in management published in the last five years. Prof. Mollick is a Schultze Distinguished Professor and Kauffman Foundation Junior Faculty Fellow.
Prof. Mollick is also the Academic Director and co-founder of Wharton Interactive, which aims to transform business school teaching using games and simulations. He has had a long interest in using games for teaching, and 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 simulations and games are used by tens of thousands of students around the world.
Prior to his academic career, he was co-founder of a company and a management consultant. Prof. Mollick has worked with organizations ranging from DARPA to General Mills on innovation and entrepreneurship.
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.