Health as Human Capital in Entrepreneurship: Individual, Extension, and Substitution Effects on Entrepreneurial Success

Isabella Hatak, Haibo Zhou

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Abstract

This study investigates how entrepreneurial health and spousal health influence monetary and non-monetary entrepreneurial success. Drawing on human capital theory in combination with a family embeddedness perspective on entrepreneurship and applying actor–partner interdependence models to longitudinal data, we conclude that overall spousal health constitutes an important extension of entrepreneurs’ human capital influencing entrepreneurial success. This study further contributes to human capital research by offering interesting insights and novel theorizing on substitution effects for different types of entrepreneurial human capital, and adds to a biological perspective on entrepreneurship by considering the differential role of biological sex in the health–success relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-42
Number of pages25
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • entrepreneurial health
  • entrepreneurial success
  • entrepreneurial well-being
  • human capital
  • spousal health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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