Entrepreneurship: an insomniac discipline? An empirical study on SME owners/directors
by Florence Guiliani; Olivier Torrès
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 35, No. 1, 2018

Abstract: The aim of this article is to highlight an area rarely addressed: the sleep patterns of SME owners. We are all aware of the importance of sleep for one's health, but sleep remains an under-investigated subject. The sleep patterns of SME owners/directors and their impact on alertness are therefore worthy of investigation. We draw on three complementary sleep assessment tools: the Pittsburgh sleep quality index, the Epworth sleepiness scale and the fatigue severity scale. We reveal our initial results based on these tools and emphasise the need to go further by comparing these tools to problems rooted in entrepreneurship.

Online publication date: Sun, 26-Aug-2018

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