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IfM-Materialien | 2022 Entrepreneurship during the Covid-19 pandemic: A focus on individual resilience

This study uses a systematic literature review to examine the extent to which an entrepreneur's individual resilience influences business development during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also considers which resilience factors are of particular importance. Although individual resilience is an important entrepreneurial ability, which significantly influences a company's decision-making, change, and innovation processes, research has so far paid little attention to the topic. To date, only discrete aspects of an entrepreneur's individual resilience amid the Covid-19 pandemic, such as mental health, individual life satisfaction, or social and family networks, have been considered. A consideration of entrepreneur individual resilience over time and a definitional and conceptual anchoring is missing.

Brink, S.; Weicht, R.; Levering, B.; Icks, A. (2022) Unternehmertum während der Corona-Pandemie: Individuelle Resilienz, in: IfM Bonn, IfM-Materialien Nr. 293, Bonn.


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