The sustainability of small businesses is closely linked to the personal situation of their owners including their physical and mental health. Surprisingly little is known about business owners’ health and its interplay with the performance of their businesses. On one hand, health researchers remain primarily devoted to paid workers (Cocker, Martin, Scott, Venn, & Sanderson, 2013). On the other hand, entrepreneurship scholars are likely to describe small business owners as Schumpeterian heroes, bypassing “trivial issues” like their physical or mental health.
Montpellier, France, Deadline extended abstracts before May 1, 2016 (Call for Papers)