Can prosocial motivation harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being?

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Kibler, Ewald Wincent, Joakim Kautonen, Teemu Cacciotti, Gabriella Obschonka, Martin 2018-12-10T10:13:18Z 2018-12-10T10:13:18Z 2019-07
dc.identifier.citation Kibler , E , Wincent , J , Kautonen , T , Cacciotti , G & Obschonka , M 2018 , ' Can prosocial motivation harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being? ' Journal of Business Venturing . DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.10.003 en
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dc.description.abstract Entrepreneurship research on prosocial motivation has outlined its positive impact on well-being, but still little is known about its power, which may have deleterious personal consequences under certain conditions. In this study, we ask whether prosocial motivation can harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being when they run a commercial venture. Embedded within a contingency perspective informed by self-determination theory, we build on longitudinal survey data to explain the effect of prosocial motivation on entrepreneurs' overall life satisfaction. Our analysis demonstrates that prosocial motivation has a negative effect on entrepreneurs' life satisfaction due to increased levels of stress. However, our findings show that the negative effect of prosocial motivation dissipates when perceived autonomy at work is high compared to when it is low. Overall, our research raises questions on the role of prosocial motivation for entrepreneurs' subjective well-being and, in particular, discusses its potential “dark side” in the context of commercial entrepreneurship. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Business Venturing en
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dc.subject.other Business, Management and Accounting(all) en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.subject.other 5 Social sciences en
dc.subject.other Social sciences en
dc.title Can prosocial motivation harm entrepreneurs' subjective well-being? en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Sustainability in Business
dc.contributor.department University of St. Gallen
dc.contributor.department Department of Management Studies
dc.contributor.department University of Warwick
dc.contributor.department University of Queensland
dc.subject.keyword Entrepreneurship
dc.subject.keyword subjective well-being
dc.subject.keyword prosocial behavior
dc.subject.keyword Business, Management and Accounting(all)
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.subject.keyword 5 Social sciences
dc.subject.keyword Social sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812105992
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2018.10.003
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