Thursday 12 January 2023 – from 1:15pm to 2:15pm

The developmental origins of entrepreneurship: Adverse childhood experience, and work satisfaction

With Ahmed Nofal, Assistant Professor, emlyon business school




Adverse childhood experiences result in various consequences in adulthood. Building on cumulative inequality theory, we theorize how adverse childhood experiences impact the satisfaction of entrepreneurs vis-à-vis non-entrepreneurs. To test our model, we examine 354 twins from the U.S. and a representative sample of 2,901 individuals from the U.K. covering 48 years. We find support for the theoretical model that adverse childhood experiences negatively impact their satisfaction with work as entrepreneurs than other types of work. We also theorize and find that job insecurity, health problems, and psychosocial dysfunction partially mediate this relationship. This study provides insights into the long-lasting impact of adverse experiences in childhood on satisfaction with entrepreneurship in adulthood.



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📍 The seminar will take place at emlyon business School (Ecully campus) – Room 235 in building A, 1st floor



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