Achieving aging well through senior entrepreneurship: a three-country empirical study

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2021-11-12
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Small Business Economics
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0921-898X
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1573-0913
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Springer New York LLC
Volume
59
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2
Pages
665 - 689
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English
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Seniors strive to achieve aging well by engaging in entrepreneurial activities subsequent to ceasing their organizational employment. While this is a common practice in many societies, scant research exists on what motivates seniors to engage in entrepreneurial activities once they end their formal employment. We adopt the self-determination theory (SDT) to investigate the effects of goal contents and motives on the well-being among seniors who launch their entrepreneurship journeys. Based on in-depth interviews with senior entrepreneurs in China, India, and Turkey, we contribute to extant knowledge by linking separate paradigms. These are as follows: goal contents and intrinsic motivation-driven entrepreneurship, management of inner and outer challenges, and achievement of the eventual outcome of aging well. We also investigate the culture-specific drivers of senior entrepreneurship in a comparative framework.

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Active aging, Aging well, Cultural elements, Goal contents, Intrinsic motivation, Senior entrepreneurship
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