Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Family Influenceon Entrepreneur's
Wellbeingand their Business Exit Experience
This paper explores the influence of an entrepreneur’s family on the
entrepreneur’s well-being, their business experience and vice versa. Set
in a relatively under-research context of business exit, the study has
analysed the entrepreneurial journey of 46 cases of business exits using
gender as a bio-cultural construct. Empirical findings reveal the
underlying causal mechanisms that mediate the work-family interface of
an entrepreneur’s life and consequently their business exit decision.
Gendering is not confined to social dynamics but shapes the coping
and post-exit recovery mechanisms as well.