Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses are especially vulnerable. This is one of the first books that explicitly examines the linkage between crisis and entrepreneurship with a specific focus on small businesses.

The book adopts a holistic approach and outlines strategies that small business owners can utilize as well as business opportunities that are available in these new market conditions. It also provides a comparative analysis of the current and future market conditions to enable a better understanding of how institutional structures can facilitate or hinder growth. The book also goes on to explain why and how creativity and innovation can help to mitigate the impact of such a crisis on business and highlights why business continuity is especially crucial to family-owned businesses.

This timely publication will help to guide small business owners and entrepreneurs to maintain business continuity and build up their resilience in a challenging business climate.

chapter 1|13 pages

COVID-19, entrepreneurship, and small business

ByVanessa Ratten

chapter 2|14 pages

Open innovation ecosystems during the COVID-19 pandemic

ByVanessa Ratten, Clare D’Souza

chapter 4|10 pages

Impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs in India

The Black Swan event that might change the trajectory of India’s economic growth
BySandeep Bhasin, Bhawna Kumar

chapter 5|17 pages

Digital transformation from COVID-19 in small business and sport entities

ByVanessa Ratten, Ashleigh-Jane Thompson

chapter 6|15 pages

The impact of the experiences on affects during the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine

ByEulália Santos, Ana Diogo, Vanessa Ratten, Fernando Tavares