Michael Araki is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Louisville with interests in the fields of entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. His micro-level research involves the construct of polymathy--an integrative posture regarding the concomitant development of breadth and depth of knowledge—and its effect on creative and entrepreneurial behavior. His macro-level research mainly involves the institutional factors that enable (disable) innovation and entrepreneurship. He has been awarded several internationally competitive fellowships, including the Adam Smith fellowship from the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies fellowship. He also serves in the Editorial Review Board of the Small Business Economics Journal. Prior to his academic career, Michael worked in the private sector as a manager of small businesses, SAP solutions architect, and business consultant.