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Let’s focus on solutions to entrepreneurial ill-being: Recovery interventions to enhance entrepreneurial well-being

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Amanda Jasmine Williamson, J. Jeffrey Gish, Ute Stephan

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1307-1338
Number of pages32
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
Accepted/In press12 Mar 2021
Published22 Apr 2021

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship is uniquely stressful. Entrepreneurs often cannot avoid entrepreneurial stressors (e.g., uncertainty, workload, resource constraints) and these stressors can deter natural recovery activities (e.g., detachment and sleep). Yet, entrepreneurs may be able to lessen the negative impact of stress on their well-being, health, and productivity by engaging in recovery. In this editorial, we outline how scholars can employ recovery interventions to ameliorate some of entrepreneurship’s ill effects and support entrepreneurs’ health, well-being, and productivity. We aim to move the focus of scholarly inquiry from documenting the health and well-being challenges of entrepreneurs, toward identifying and implementing solutions to support entrepreneurs.

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