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Neue Publikationen von Dr. Christian Fisch

In den vergangenen Tagen wurden vier Papiere von Dr. Christian Fisch zur Publikation in wissenschaftlichen Fachzeitschriften angenommen.

Das Paper "Bankruptcy regulation and self-employment entry: the moderating roles of income share, parenthood, and hybrid entrepreneurship" wurde zur Publikation in der führenden Fachzeitschrift Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (Impact Factor: 10.75) angenommen. Koautoren sind Matthias Schulz und Christian Schwens von der Universität zu Köln.

Abstract: We investigate how individual factors moderate the impact of bankruptcy exemption levels—that is, the amount of wealth individuals can keep in case of bankruptcy—on entry into self-employment. Conceptually, we combine Prospect Theory’s axiom of diminishing sensitivity with insights from research on entrepreneurial failure. We hypothesize that individuals who face higher financial, social, or psychological costs because of bankruptcy will be less sensitive to higher exemption levels than will those who face lower costs across these dimensions. Our empirical results, which are based on a quasi-natural experiment in the US, support our theoretical predictions.

Das Paper "Risk of burnout in French entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 crisis" wurde zur Publikation in Small Business Economics (Impact Factor: 4.80) angenommen. Koautoren sind Olivier Torrès, Alexandre Benzari, Jinjia Mukerjee, Abdelaziz Swalhi und Roy Thurik von der der Universität Montpellier bzw. der Montpellier Business School.

Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis presents manifest threats for entrepreneurs since their business survival is often directly at stake given the alarming economic downturn. This existential threat, together with their crucial role in the economy, is the reason for the plethora of public financial support schemes being implemented throughout the entire world. However, support schemes for mental health are lacking. We aim to investigate, first, whether burnout levels have increased during the crisis and, second, whether burnout levels during the COVID-19 crisis depend on the threat of becoming ill, having to stay at home due to the lockdown, and/or having to file for bankruptcy due to the economic downturn. We do so using seven data sets of French entrepreneurs with a temporal comparison of averages and two data sets of French entrepreneurs with a cross-sectional analysis of individuals. Our findings show that indeed, the risks of burnout have increased during the pandemic and that the threat of bankruptcy is the dominant threat. As an increasing number of studies in the entrepreneurship literature indicate that entrepreneurs’ mental health influences their activities, as well as the growth and sustainability of their ventures, our study is important and timely in its contribution, as it takes a close look at the perception of burnout in general and more specifically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Außerdem wurde das Papier "Are Behavioral and Electrophysiological Measures of Impulsivity Useful for Predicting Entrepreneurship?" (gemeinsam mit Ingmar Franken und Roy Thurik, Erasmus Universität Rotterdam) im Journal of Business Venturing Insights zur Veröffentlichung angenommen. 

Das  Papier "Health Perception of French SME Owners during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic" (gemeinsam mit Olivier Torrès, Jinjia Mukerjee, Frank Lasch und Roy Thurik, Montpellier Business School) wurde im International Review of Entrepreneurship zur Publikation akzeptiert.