Mikael Scherdin holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. He has conducted research in the areas of creativity and entrepreneurship, Art and entrepreneurship, and survival of new ideas in ecosystems. Dr. Scherdin has a long career with entrepreneurship in practice; from actual start ups, business developments, as well as leading change projects in various settings. And now, as director of Splintermind.


  • Scherdin, M. & Zander, I. Art Entrepreneurship.  Edward Elgar, USA. (2011)
  • Scherdin, M. The invisible foot – Survival of new art ideas on the Swedish art arena An autoethnographic study of nonTVTVstation. Doctoral Thesis, Uppsala University

Book Chapters

  • The Highways and Byways to Radical Innovations. The Dynamic of Resistance. (Scherdin, M, Zander, I.) Design School Kolding & University of Southern Denmark. (2014)
  • Art Entrepreneurship: an introduction. (Scherdin, M. & Zander, I.) :  Scherdin. M, & Zander, I. (Eds.), Art Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar. (2011)
  • Cogitative Powers of the Brain. Opportunity revelation. (Scherdin, M.) : Scherdin, M., Zander, I. (Eds.), Art Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar. (2011)
  • Emerging themes and new research openings. (Scherdin, M. & Zander, I.) : Scherdin, M. & Zander, I. (Eds.), Art Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar. (2011)
  • Real time+art+practice, "Real time - A concept of the "hyperreal", pp. 131 - 134. (Scherdin, M.) : Sondergaard, M. (Ed.) Get Real. George Brazillier Inc., USA (2005)

Scientific Papers & Conference Papers

  • Scherdin, M., Zander, I.  On the role and importance of core assumptions in the field of entrepreneurship research: A neurophilosophical perspective. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour &. Research (2014)   
  • Scherdin, M. Innovation Detection Grid - an assessment tool for innovation processes in early stages. Paper in progress (2013)
  • Scherdin, M. Nine Step Process - entrepreneurial live case learning process. Paper in progress (2013)
  • Scherdin, M. Exhibinar. Stockholm. (2009)
  • Scherdin, M. Artnography – a method for practice based research. 2nd Colloquium of Practice based research. Lucerne University. Lucerne, Switzerland. (2009)
  • Scherdin, M. Framed - New Methods on Subjective Grounds. Aesthesis. Vol. 2,  Issue 1. (May, 2008).Pp.  16-31. (2008a) 
  • Scherdin, M. The roots of the domain of entrepreneurship research. Zander, I. AOM Conference. Los Angeles, USA. (2008b)
  • Scherdin, M. The Meaningful Man - Assumptions for Cogitative Based Leadership. Art of Management and Organization Conference, Banff, Canada. (2008c)
  • Scherdin, M. Opportunity Revelation. Art of  Management and Organization Conference, Banff, Canada. (2008d) 


  • Scherdin, M. Regional Development of Innovation-systems by Co-ordinated Process Design : Uppsala as an Illustrative Case. Report Uppsala University (2013: 65 pages)