Entrepreneurship as an auspicious context for mental health research

J. Jeffrey Gish, Daniel A. Lerner, Alexander McKelvie, Johan Wiklund, Arjen van Witteloostuijn, Marcus T. Wolfe

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The intersection of entrepreneurship and mental health has spurred many novel lines of scholarly inquiry. In this editorial, we summarize 23 such studies that have been published in Journal of Business Venturing Insights over the last seven years. In doing so, we emphasize both the differences and similarities among studies in this emerging body of research. Our work illustrates a variety of silos emerging in this growing research domain, as well as potential opportunities for greater theoretical extensions and cumulative knowledge building. We offer several proposals that establish entrepreneurship as a bridging context for mental health inquiries, a context with the potential to unify previously siloed discoveries and shift the knowledge frontier upwards. We conclude with a note for practitioners on the potential virtuous cycle that awaits.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00349
JournalJournal of Business Venturing Insights
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2022


  • Clinical psychology
  • Disorders
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mental health
  • Review
  • Self-employment
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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