Handbook of Research on Elderly Entrepreneurship

  • Adnane Maâlaoui

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Adnane Maâlaoui, Myriam Razgallah
    Pages 1-14
  3. Senior Entrepreneurship: Theoretical Consideration and Future Researches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Monika E. von Bonsdorff, Jukka Lahtonen, Jan von Bonsdorff, Elina Varamäki
      Pages 55-77
    3. Judith Partouche-Sebban, Adnane Maâlaoui
      Pages 79-90
  4. Senior Entrepreneurs: Are They Really Different?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Ting Zhang
      Pages 93-110
    3. Ana Colovic, Olivier Lamotte, Manoj Chandra Bayon
      Pages 111-124
    4. Erhan Aydin, Gözde İnal Cavlan, Cynthia Forson, Mustafa Ozbilgin
      Pages 125-138
    5. Nessrine Omrani, Ludivine Martin
      Pages 139-151
    6. Séverine Le Loarne-Lemaire, Tôn Nhân Nguyen
      Pages 153-171
  5. Elderly Entrepreneur in Different Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Francesco Schiavone, Luca Dezi, Daniele Leone
      Pages 175-187
    3. Eli Gimmon, Ronit Yitshaki, Shira Hantman
      Pages 211-226
    4. Erez Katz Volovelsky, Leo-Paul Dana
      Pages 227-236

About this book


This handbook introduces readers to the concept of elderly entrepreneurship, and analyzes key issues concerning individuals and institutions. In addition, it presents theoretical and empirical studies exploring the reasons why elderly persons choose to pursue entrepreneurship, despite their advanced age. To investigate this comparatively new entrepreneurial phenomenon, the contributors address psychological, sociological and gerontological aspects, and share unique interdisciplinary insights. The book’s chapters are methodologically diverse, and the scale of analysis ranges from individual cases to country-level patterns. At a time when the world’s major economies are facing a demographic challenge due to ageing populations, elderly entrepreneurship may provide new economic opportunities and motivate more inclusive policymaking.


Senior entrepreneurship Seniorpreneurs Entrepreneurship in ageing economies Economic gerontology Grey Entrepreneurs Motivations of senior entrepreneurs Entrepreneurial cognition Heterogeneous boomer entrepreneurs Third-age entrepreneurs Innovativeness of elderly entrepreneurs Gender diversity in senior entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Adnane Maâlaoui
    • 1
  1. 1.IPAG Business SchoolParisFrance

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