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Title: Entrepreneurship and well-being : past, present, and future
Authors: Wiklund, Johan
Nikolaev, Boris
Shir, Nadav
Foo, Maw-Der
Bradley, Steve
Keywords: Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Well-being
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Wiklund, J., Nikolaev, B., Shir, N., Foo, M.-D., & Bradley, S. (2019). Entrepreneurship and well-being : past, present, and future. Journal of Business Venturing, 34(4), 579-588. doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2019.01.002
Series/Report no.: Journal of Business Venturing
Abstract: Entrepreneurship research typically emphasizes firm-level outcomes such as growth and performance. However, people pursue entrepreneurship for deeply personal, idiosyncratic reasons. Therefore, as in other self-organized human pursuits, how entrepreneurship relates to fulfillment and well-being is of utmost importance. In this paper, we provide an overview of the well-being concept, related research, and its connection to entrepreneurship. We define entrepreneurial well-being as the experience of satisfaction, positive affect, infrequent negative affect, and psychological functioning in relation to developing, starting, growing, and running an entrepreneurial venture. We explain this definition of entrepreneurial well-being and review significant developments in our field and the broader field of well-being. Highlights of social, technological and institutional trends illustrate key areas for future research that can enhance our understanding of these phenomena. The eight papers in this special issue focus on entrepreneurial well-being each offering a specific perspective on how scholars can theorize and study the antecedents and consequences of entrepreneurship related to well-being.
ISSN: 0883-9026
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2019.01.002
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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