Title: Articulation of micro entrepreneurial success and well-being among Ghanaian women

Authors: Fanny Adams Quagrainie; Abigail Opoku Mensah; Alex Yaw Adom

Addresses: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, P.O. Box AH 50 Achimota, Accra, Ghana ' Department of Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana ' Department of Management, School of Business, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Abstract: This study was motivated by recent calls towards the workings of entrepreneurial success in promotion of objective, subjective and existential well-being. Using a mixed method strategy, 85 micro women entrepreneurs were sampled, via interviews in Tema and Accra. The findings indicate that model for measuring entrepreneurial success and well-being were applicable among Ghanaian the women but there was a possible existing of low debt and leaving a legacy for family as indicators for entrepreneurial success. Being ethical was also identified as a possible indicator for subjective well-being. Significant relationship were among ES, objective and existential well-being, with a non-significant relationship between ES and subjective well-being. Entrepreneurial success may not be an appropriate tool for promoting the subjective well-being.

Keywords: entrepreneurial success; well-being; women entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2019.104856

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2019 Vol.15 No.6, pp.678 - 699

Received: 19 Dec 2017
Accepted: 31 Dec 2017

Published online: 04 Feb 2020 *

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