Small business prosperity and wellbeing : an alternative measure for success among small business owners

Campton, Jenna & Sawang, Sukanlaya (2013) Small business prosperity and wellbeing : an alternative measure for success among small business owners. In Grimmer, Martin & Hecker, Rob (Eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing from the Edge, Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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Abstract

This study investigated the influences of business prosperity on small business owners’ wellbeing with gender as a moderator. A sample of 687 Australian small business owners from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey (HILDA) from 2008 to 2010 was utilised. Findings suggest that procedural utility contributed to small business owners’ wellbeing over economic utility. Procedural utility was significantly related to small business owners’ wellbeing for males and females. However, economic utility contributed only to male small business owners’ wellbeing. In order to increase the understanding of these findings it is suggested that more theoretical work regarding gender differences in procedural and economic utility should be carried out.

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ID Code: 65772
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Small Business, Wellbeing, Procedural Utility, Economic Utility
ISBN: 9780987596819
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 please consult author(s)/creators
Deposited On: 07 Jan 2014 23:35
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 03:11

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