1st Edition

Entrepreneurial Wellbeing Perspectives in SMEs based on Gender and Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Edited By Jeremy Zwiegelaar, Shelley Beck Copyright 2025
    116 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Psychological well-being is an integral part of living a fulfilled life. It is intimately related to people's capacity to work and maintain positive relationships. Psychological well-being plays an important role in scholarly conversations and public policy debates. In this respect, entrepreneurship can be a source of personal fulfillment and satisfaction, which, in turn, can energise entrepreneurs to persist in improbable tasks that can become a force for a positive change in society. For example, new ventures are created by entrepreneurs not only to benefit themselves but to a greater extent to contribute to customers, and other, multiple key actors in society. Wellbeing is a complex topic that can be taught across a multitude of areas, including psychology, entrepreneurship and health. This book adds to the context of entrepreneurship by highlighting different types of wellbeing. In this book, the focus is placed on SME owners, and wellbeing and various ways of measuring it in different contexts are discussed. The SME owner is a critical stakeholder in economies and therefore, the highlighted focus on how they can apply and practically implement strategies linked to wellbeing which is deemed to be essential for business success. Entrepreneurial Wellbeing: Perspectives in SMEs based on Gender and Immigrant Entrepreneurs will provide views on wellbeing for entrepreneurs, students, employees and research audiences and will help them to further understand this multifaceted topic.


    Chapter 1- SME contextualisation and important considerations Zwiegelaar and Beck

    Chapter 2- Wellbeing of Chinese immigrant chinese entrepreneurs in the UK: A gendered perspective- Dou, Kang and Zhang

    Chapter 3- Dynamics of Entrepreneurial wellbeing throughout the Venture’s Stages: A Focus on Women Entrepreneurs- Pergelova

    Chapter 4- Belonging Nowhere and Everywhere:The Case of a Woman Health and Fitness Entrepreneur’s Journey to Emotional Agility Gerber and Jacobs

    Chapter 5- Entrepreneurial Wellbeing of Nigerian Women Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Canada: An Intersectional Perspective- Kang and Oluwafem


    Jeremy Zwiegelaar is a senior lecturer in Enterprise and Business and a subject coordinator for the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Oxford Brookes University.

    Shelley Beck is a senior lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and the subject coordinator for the MSc Business and Management programme at Oxford Brookes University.