Maintaining Wellbeing in a Pandemic: A Guide for Scale-up Entrepreneurs

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Abstract

Scale-up entrepreneurs are critical to the UK’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. While there has been a lot of attention paid to the economic health of entrepreneurs and workers at high-growth firms, less attention is being paid to their mental and physical wellbeing. But poor wellbeing can destroy the ambitions of entrepreneurs and make firms less productive and innovative. Drawing on over 130 interviews with high-growth entrepreneurs since the start of the pandemic, we discuss how the pandemic has affected the wellbeing of the founders and employees of scale-up entrepreneurial firms across the UK and how this has changed over the course of the crisis. Based on their experiences we suggest actionable steps entrepreneurs, workers, and policymakers can take in order to preserve wellbeing in entrepreneurial organizations to mitigate the wellbeing impact of this crisis.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2020

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