Data for: "Act or Wait-and-See? Adversity, Agility, and Entrepreneur Wellbeing across Countries during the COVID-19 Pandemic"

  • Ute Stephan (Creator)
  • Przemysław Zbierowski (Creator)
  • Ana Pérez-Luño (Creator)
  • Dominika Wach (Creator)
  • Johan Wiklund (Creator)
  • Marisleidy Alba Cabañas (Creator)
  • Edgard Barki (Creator)
  • Alexandre Benzari (Creator)
  • Claudia Bernhard-Oettel (Creator)
  • Janet A. Boekhorst (Creator)
  • Arobindu Dash (Creator)
  • Adnan Efendic (Creator)
  • Constanze Eib (Creator)
  • Pierre-Jean Hanard (Creator)
  • Tatiana Iakovleva (Creator)
  • Satoshi Kawakatsu (Creator)
  • Saddam Khalid (Creator)
  • Michael Leatherbee (Creator)
  • Jun Li (Creator)
  • Sharon K. Parker (Creator)
  • Jingjing Qu (Creator)
  • Francesco Rosati (Creator)
  • Sreevas Sahasranamam (Creator)
  • Marcus A. Y. Salusse (Creator)
  • Tomoki Sekiguchi (Creator)
  • Nicola Thomas (Creator)
  • Olivier Torrès (Creator)
  • Mi Hoang Tran (Creator)
  • M.K. Ward (Creator)
  • Amanda Jasmine Williamson (Creator)
  • Muhammad Mohsin Zahid (Creator)



How can entrepreneurs protect their wellbeing during a crisis? Does engaging agility (namely, opportunity agility and planning agility) in response to adversity help entrepreneurs safeguard their wellbeing? Activated by adversity, agility may function as a specific resilience mechanism enabling positive adaption to crisis. We studied 3162 entrepreneurs from 20 countries during the COVID-19 pandemic and found that more severe national lockdowns enhanced firm-level adversity for entrepreneurs and diminished their wellbeing. Moreover, entrepreneurs who combined opportunity agility with planning agility experienced higher wellbeing but planning agility alone lowered wellbeing. Entrepreneur agility offers a new agentic perspective to research on entrepreneur wellbeing.

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Date made available17 Mar 2023
Date of data production2022
  • Act or wait-and-see? Adversity, agility, and entrepreneur wellbeing across countries during the Covid-19 pandemic

    Stephan, U., Zbierowski, P., Pérez-Luño, A., Wach, D., Wiklund, J., Cabañas, M. A., Barki, E., Benzari, A., Bernhard-Oettel, C., Boekhorst, J. A., Dash, A., Efendic, A., Eib, C., Hanard, P-J., Iakovleva, T., Kawakatsu, S., Khalid, S., Leatherbee, M., Li, J., Parker, S., & 11 othersQu, J., Rosati, F., Sahasranamam, S., Salusse, M. A. Y., Sekiguchi, T., Thomas, N., Torrès, O., Tran, M. H., Ward, M. K., Williamson, A. & Zahid, M. M., 9 Jun 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 47, 3, p. 682-723 42 p.

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