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Ethan Mollick

Edward B. and Shirley R. Shils Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Management

Research Interests: crowdfunding, distributed and user innovation, entrepreneurial strategy, entrepreneurship in innovative industries, games and business, role of individuals in firm success, self-organization among individuals

Links: Personal Website, Twitter


  • Matthew Bidwell, Shinjae Won, Roxana Barbulescu, Ethan Mollick (2015), I Used to Work at Goldman Sachs! Status, Careers, and Competitive Advantage, Strategic Management Journal, 36 (8), 1115 - 1276.
  • Matthew Bidwell, Ethan Mollick (2015), Shifts and Ladders: Comparing the Role of Internal and External Mobility in Executive Careers, Organiztion Science, Forthcoming.  Abstract
  • Venkat Kuppuswamy, Ethan Mollick (Under Review), Hubris and Humility: Gender Differences in Serial Founding Rates.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick, "Crowdfunding: Evidence on the Democratization of Startup Funding". In Revolutionizing Innovation: Users, Communities, and Open Innovation, edited by Venkat Kuppuswamy, (2015).
  • Ethan Mollick, Ramana Nanda (2015), Wisdom or Madness? Comparing Crowds with Expert Evaluation in Funding the Arts, Management Science, Forthcoming.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick, Alicia Robb (Under Review), Many Crowds, Many Fundings.
  • Jason Greenberg, Ethan Mollick (Under Review), Leaning in or Leaning On? Gender, Homophily, and Activism in Crowdfunding.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick, Venkat Kuppuswamy (Working), When Firms are Potemkin Villages: Entrepreneurs and Formal Organizations.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick, Venkat Kuppuswamy (Working), After the Campaign: Outcomes of Crowdfunding.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick (2014), The Dynamics of Crowdfunding: An Exploratory Study, Journal of Business Venturing, 29 (1), 1 - 16.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick, Kevin Werbach, "Games and the Enterprise". In The Gameful World, edited by Stephen P. Walz, Sebastian Deterding, (2013), 439 - 458.  Related Materials
  • Ethan Mollick (2012), People and Process, Suits and Innovators: The Role of Individuals in Firm Performance, Strategic Management Journal, 33 (9), 1001 - 1015.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick, David Edery, Changing the Game: How Videogames are Transforming the Future of Business (2009).
  • Ethan Mollick (2006), Establishing Moore’s Law, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 28 (3): 62-75.  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick (2005), Working with the Underground, Sloan Management Review  Abstract
  • Ethan Mollick (2005), Engines of the Underground: The Elite-Kiddie Divide, ACM SIGGROUP Bulletin, Issue 25, Vol. 2.  Abstract