University of St.Gallen
research platform alexandria
search publications
browse publications
by person
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 
by year

Healthy Entrepreneurs for Healthy Businesses : An Exploratory Study of the Perception of Health and Well-Being by Entrepreneurs

abstract With this paper, we want to emphasise the importance of healthy entrepreneurs for sustainable business development. We contribute to the field of entrepreneurship and show how entrepreneurs assess their own health state. We contribute to the field of occupational health by explicitly focusing the social dimension of health besides the physical and mental well-being. Drawing on a multiple-case study of six entrepreneurs, we show that entrepreneurs’ rarely perceive their health as a resource for business performance. Whereas the concept of physical well-being is relatively well understood by the entrepreneurs, they have a very limited awareness and understanding of the mental and social well-being dimensions.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords Entrepreneuship, Occupational Health, Health of the Entrepreneur
   
project Health and Entrepreneurship - The Influence of Social Support on Entrepreneurs’ Health and Performance
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 15-9-2010
journal New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
publisher ER Publishing Ltd (Auckland)
ISSN 1176-4716
volume of journal 35
number of issue 1
page(s) 4-16
review internal review
   
citation Volery, T., & Pullich, J. (2010). Healthy Entrepreneurs for Healthy Businesses: An Exploratory Study of the Perception of Health and Well-Being by Entrepreneurs. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 35(1), 4-16.