Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses

Diskussionspapiere extern

Maksim Belitski, Christina Guenther, Alexander S. Kritikos, Roy Thurik

Bonn: IZA, 2021, 23 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 14630)

Abstract

The existential threat to small businesses, based on their crucial role in the economy, is behind the plethora of scholarly studies in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Examining the 14 contributions of the special issue on the "Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses," the paper comprises four parts: a systematic review of the literature on the effect on entrepreneurship and small businesses; a discussion of four literature strands based on this review; an overview of the contributions in this special issue; and some ideas for post-pandemic economic research.

Topics: Firms, Health



JEL-Classification: L26;J38;I18
Keywords: small businesses, entrepreneurs, COVID-19, economic effects
Externer Link:
http://ftp.iza.org/dp14630.pdf

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