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When the flame dies: Business exit decisions

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Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Bahare Afrahi

When the flame dies: Business exit decisions

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While some entrepreneurs leave their business due to financial consideration, others exit it for personal reasons. For example, they may disengage from a financially viable business when their motivating factors decline. This talk offers an additional perspective in which emotional ‎disengagement - feelings of being emotionally distanced from the company or core of the business - plays a role in business exit decisions. The 20-minute debate provides an overview of why business owners feel emotionally distanced from the business they are involved in and discuss some of the individual factors that could affect it. The talk, hopefully, will help entrepreneurs to have a better understanding of their loss of interest in the business and their intentions, and thus give them greater control over the situation.

To be hosted by Dr Bahare Afrahi, from the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Course in the Department of Strategy, Marketing, and Innovation in Kingston Business School. She is also a researcher in the Small Business Research Centre. Her areas of expertise include entrepreneurial exit, business exit strategies, entrepreneurs' transition, entrepreneurs' health and well-being, work disengagement, employee disengagement and engagement.

Please note: once registered, you will be emailed with a link to the Zoom webinar platform 2 hours prior the event, and again 10 minutes before the event begins. You do not need an account to view.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Dr Pauline Parker