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Dr Maks Belitski Guest Edits Small Business Economics: Entrepreneurship Journal

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The special issue of the journal will explore the impact of COVID-19, specifically looking into 'Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Entrepreneurship and Small Firms'. Dr Belitski will be editing alongside Zoltan Acs (Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, USA), David B. Audretsch (Distinguished Professor at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, USA), Christina Günther (Chair of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany), Alexander S. Kritikos (Research Director at DIW Berlin, Germany) and Roy Thurik (Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus School of Economics, The Netherlands).

Two submission types are welcome: manuscript proposals (due by 1 August 2020) and full manuscripts (due by 31 August 2020), which will be fast-tracked towards publication in March 2021.

Proposals or manuscripts submitted to this special issue should contribute to the following strategic fields:

- The impact of exogenous shocks, in particular Ebola, 9/11, the Global Financial Crisis, 1918 Spanish Flu and COVID-19 on the economy in general and, more specifically, on entrepreneurship, small and large businesses, non-for-profits and social enterprises.

- The ways local and national government, public organisations, civil society, entrepreneurs and large firms responded to the previous two recessions of the 21st Century and how they will respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

- Different approaches to employment in large and small firms, separate or comparative with the US vs EU vs other countries.

- New themes of interest for the scientific community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

- Resilience in the transition to 'new normal' for freelancers, small businesses and large businesses.

- Digital technology, social impact and creativity as a response to a variety of global recessions.

- Understanding the concept of risk and uncertainty for entrepreneurs and incumbent firms and how COVID-19 changed the concept of risk and uncertainty.

- Open innovation, knowledge spillovers, high-tech and springboard innovation in small and large firms to ensure speedy retrenchment and recovery from the recession, but also as a competitive advantage between countries and innovation ecosystems.

- Economic geography as a solution for pandemic, exploring how different regions/ecosystems respond to the recession and which roles firms of different sizes play when implementing regional solutions.

- Regulation, re-regulation, or de-regulation of large firms as a response to new monopolistic or oligopolistic firm structures.

- Rethinking the 'triple helix' partnerships in helping the world to respond to pandemic and crises and to develop more productive small businesses.

For more information about the journal, please go to their call for papers page here.

Published 30 June 2020

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