Good Health and Well-Being

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Entrepreneurial Resilience

  • Victoria EvansEmail author
  • Tony WallEmail author
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Although there is by no means a consensus, a number of scholars in the social sciences adopt the premise that the definition of resilience includes two essential features: (1) exposure to a context of adversity and (2) a positive adaptation translating into some sort of evolution (Bernard and Barbosa 2016; Kent et al. 2014). The research which specifically investigates the resilience of the individual entrepreneur draws on an adaptive conception of resilience, identifying a combination of three outcomes of that resilience: recovery from adversity, positive adaptation, and the acquisition of learning and resources for future resilience. Although in a minority of studies entrepreneurial resilience relates to entrepreneurial mindset in a variety of settings including corporate entrepreneurship, the main focus of the extant literature on the resilience of individual “entrepreneurs” typically defines them in studies as founder-owners starting and managing their own business...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

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  • Tony Wall
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  1. 1.International Centre for Thriving at WorkUniversity of ChesterChesterUK