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Techno-overload and well-being of French small business owners: identifying the flipside of digital technologies
Thurik, Roy; Benzari, Alexandre; Fisch, Christian et al.
2024In Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 36 (1-2), p. 136-161
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Keywords :
Techno-overload; technostress; small business owners; entrepreneurs; well-being outcomes; COVID-19 pandemic; France
Abstract :
[en] Technostress is an important by-product of information and communication technologies (ICT). The technostress literature suggests focusing on specific dimensions of technostress, such as techno-overload, which describes when ICT usage demands to work faster and longer. However, only a few studies have dealt with the technostress of small business owners, let alone techno-overload. This is surprising since work overload in general has been identified as an important dimension of job stress for small business owners, and technostress has been identified as an important impediment for workers in general. The aim of the current study is to investigate the effect of techno-overload on well-being outcomes (as a composite measure consisting of physical well-being, mental well-being, sleep quality, burnout, and loneliness) using three data sets of French small business owners. Our results indicate a strong negative correlation between techno-overload and our composite measure of well-being for all three data sets. We interpret our findings for several different disciplines: information systems, small business owners and entrepreneurship, health and well-being, psychology and organization studies. Our data also allow for the identification of contextual effects – the COVID-19 pandemic – since one survey was conducted before, one at the start of, and one during the pandemic.
Research center :
- Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) > EINT-Entrepreneurship, Innovation and New Technology
Disciplines :
General management, entrepreneurship & organizational theory
Author, co-author :
Thurik, Roy
Benzari, Alexandre
Fisch, Christian  ;  University of Luxembourg > Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SNT) > Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and New Technology (EINT)
Mukerjee, Jinia
Torrès, Olivier
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Techno-overload and well-being of French small business owners: identifying the flipside of digital technologies
Publication date :
2024
Journal title :
Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
ISSN :
0898-5626
eISSN :
1464-5114
Publisher :
Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, United Kingdom
Volume :
36
Issue :
1-2
Pages :
136-161
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
Focus Area :
Entrepreneurship and Innovation / Audit
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