Title: Antecedents of well-being for artisan entrepreneurship: a first exploratory study

Authors: Séverine Le Loarne-Lemaire; Judith Partouche-Sebban; Myriam Razgallah; Adnane Maalaoui

Addresses: Grenoble Ecole de Management, 12, rue Pierre Sémart, 38000 Grenoble, France ' PSB Paris School of Business, 59 rue Nationale, 75013 Paris, France ' Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Appliquées à la Gestion de Grenoble (CERAG), 150 Rue de la Chimie, 38040 Saint-Martin-d'Hères, France; IHEC Tunis, Rue Victor Hugo 2016, Carthage-Présidence, Tunisia ' IPAG Business School, 184, Boulevard Saint Germain, 75006 Paris, France

Abstract: Studies examining the well-being of artisan entrepreneurs have not been widely developed. Some scholars have studied the entrepreneurial phenomena in the field of handicraft in general, focusing on the motivations, goals and perceptions of success of artisan entrepreneurs. However, studies regarding artisan entrepreneurs and, specifically, their quality of life and well-being have not been sufficiently discussed in this entrepreneurship literature. For that reason, this paper explores the well-being of artisan entrepreneurs and seeks to identify the antecedents of this well-being. We conducted an exploratory qualitative study through which we highlighted some important characteristics of artisan entrepreneurs' well-being, such as passion, personality, creativity, culture and heritage. On the basis of these findings, we propose and discuss a first model of the antecedents of well-being for artisan entrepreneurs.

Keywords: well-being; artisan; entrepreneurship; Gioia method; passion; heritage; sense of work.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2020.109433

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2020 Vol.41 No.1, pp.96 - 114

Received: 15 Jun 2018
Accepted: 17 Jun 2018

Published online: 09 Sep 2020 *

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