Doing Well by Being Well: The Interplay of Physical Well-being, Burn-Out Symptoms and Firm Performance of Necessity-, Rationality- and Opportunity-Driven Entrepreneurs

Isabella Hatak, Andreas Rauch, Matthias Fink, Andreas Baranyi

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Abstract

We draw on the Effort-Reward-Imbalance (ERI) Model to examine factors related to the development of burn-out symptoms as well as the consequences of burn-out. Our sample consists of 168 small and newly founded business ventures. Our results indicate that physical well-being is negatively related to the development of burn-out symptoms. Moreover, burn-out is negatively related to operational performance. Finally, we found some indication of the type of entrepreneur affecting both the relationship between physical well-being and burn-out, and between burn-out and operational performance. Specifically, we found higher correlations among necessity- and opportunity-driven entrepreneurs as compared to rationality-driven entrepreneurs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-129
JournalFrontiers of entrepreneurship research
Volume35
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventBabson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, BCERC 2015 - Babson College, Wellesley, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201513 Jun 2015

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