Sarah Dodd

Professor

Sarah is a Professor in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, at the University of Strathclyde. She has been teaching and studying small businesses, enterprise development, and society for more than 25 years, after a decade spent working in hands-on community business development, training, and SME marketing.

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Biography

Sarah is a Professor in the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, at the University of Strathclyde. She has been teaching and studying small businesses, enterprise development, and society for more than 25 years, after a decade spent working in hands-on community business development, training, and SME marketing. Her practice-focused research explores the inter-relations between societal institutions and enterprise, such as social capital networks, families in business, religion and enterprise, enterprise policy, and collaboration as an SME growth strategy. She has published around 40 papers on these topics, many in leading entrepreneurship journals, including JBV, ETP, ERD, ISBJ, and JSBM.

SOTA Review

Entrepreneurial Health and Wellbeing. SOTA Review No 29

Issues of employee mental health and well-being have received considerable recent attention. Much less attention has been paid to well-being among entrepreneurs despite the combination of risk and anxiety which starting a business may involve. Entrepreneurial well-being has been defined as "a positive and distinctive mental state that reflects entrepreneurs' affective and cognitive experiences of engagement in entrepreneurship as the process of venture creation". We review the existing evidence on different aspects of entrepreneurial well-being and identify gaps in the evidence base on this ‘darker side’ of entrepreneurial activity.

Associated Themes
  • Management and Leadership