Grief or relief? Emotional repsonses to firm failure

Jenkins, Anna S., Brundin, Ethel and Wiklund, Johan (2010). Grief or relief? Emotional repsonses to firm failure. In: Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland, (1-16). June 2010.

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Author Jenkins, Anna S.
Brundin, Ethel
Wiklund, Johan
Title of paper Grief or relief? Emotional repsonses to firm failure
Conference name Babson College Entrepreneurial Research Conference 2010
Conference location Lausanne, Switzerland
Conference dates June 2010
Journal name Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research
Place of Publication Babson Park, MA, United States
Publisher Babson College, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 0-910897-32-8
ISSN 0740-7416
Volume 30
Issue 6
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper provides a first systematic assessment of how entrepreneurs react to firm failure. As hypothesized, we find that these reactions are complex and multifaceted, involving grief as well as relief. We use appraisal theory as an overarching theoretical framework. To test the hypotheses we develop a unique, hand collected, database of entrepreneurs who recently filed for firm bankruptcy. 310 telephone interviews were conducted (response rate 65%) directly followed by a mail questionnaire. After a three-wave mailing (i.e. two reminders) 147 valid mail questionnaires were returned (response rate 31.2%). This paper constitutes an important step in advancing empirically valid theory of emotional responses to entrepreneurial failure.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article 4.

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