Entrepreneurship, Crises and Resilience

Doern, Rachel; Vorley, T and Williams, N. 2016. 'Entrepreneurship, Crises and Resilience'. In: Professional Development Workshop, British Academy of Management. Newcastle, United Kingdom 6-8 September 2016. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This interactive PDW unpacks our current understanding of entrepreneurship, crises and resilience, and identifies new directions for research. While crises are regarded to be low probability events, their consequences are particularly negative for entrepreneurs and small businesses. As such, how entrepreneurs prepare for and/or respond to a crisis is critical, and their resilience to crises might mean the difference between business survival and failure. However, our understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurship, crises and resilience is still in its infancy. Previous studies are limited in number and are mostly confined to examining the role of entrepreneurship in crisis recovery, identifying the survival or resilience-orientated characteristics of entrepreneurs and firms, and examining responses to crises and perceived barriers to recovery. This PDW furthers our understanding of how entrepreneurial activity in times of crisis, and the resilience of entrepreneurial individuals and firms in responding to crises, can be conceptualised and studied empirically in ways that capture multiple levels of analysis (i.e. individual, organizational, field/industry, societal). The PDW incorporates a series of very short presentations coupled with illustrative examples of existing studies on entrepreneurship, crises and resilience, as the basis for roundtable discussions. The workshop will close by setting an agenda for future research.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Other)


6 September 2016Accepted

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Newcastle, United Kingdom

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6-8 September 2016

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27 Feb 2017 13:19

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27 Jun 2017 11:47



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