The grief of venture failure
Singh, S; Corner, T; Pavlovich, K
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This article examined the research question “How do entrepreneurs experience grief when their venture fails?” This question was addressed using a qualitative methodology with the intent of theory building. Rich descriptions from narratives of 21 entrepreneurs show entrepreneurs experienced grief in a variety of ways that have been grouped into two overarching themes of “counting losses” and “revealing hidden wounds”. Table 1 elaborates on these two themes and conclusions are drawn from them.