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From challenges to creativity: Enhancing smes’ resilience in the context of covid-19

Zutshi, Ambika, Mendy, J, Sharma, GD, Thomas, A and Sarker, T 2021, From challenges to creativity: Enhancing smes’ resilience in the context of covid-19, Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 1-16, doi: 10.3390/su13126542.

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Title From challenges to creativity: Enhancing smes’ resilience in the context of covid-19
Author(s) Zutshi, AmbikaORCID iD for Zutshi, Ambika orcid.org/0000-0002-0982-5303
Mendy, J
Sharma, GD
Thomas, A
Sarker, T
Journal name Sustainability (Switzerland)
Volume number 13
Issue number 12
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2021-06-02
ISSN 2071-1050
Keyword(s) COVID-19
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Environmental Studies
Green & Sustainable Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
POLICY
rapid review
RESEARCH AGENDA
resilience
Science & Technology
Science & Technology - Other Topics
SMEs
technological advancements
Summary COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant and multiple challenges for SMEs. While SMEs have traditionally faced financial and non-financial crises, the pandemic has brought about additional uncertainties on how to maintain business continuity. The purpose of this paper is to examine how SMEs can mitigate against COVID-19-related crisis by examining the impacts that the pandemic has had on them through a review of 34 articles. The thematic analysis from the literature covered three overarching and inter-related challenges including (i) cost and finance-related challenges, (ii) disruption of activities, and (iii) existential difficulties. The paper’s value lies in addressing the gap between the espoused literature’s claim of the beneficial impact of new technological advancements and SMEs’ ability to survive in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The additional value of this paper is a framework of recommendations to help enhance SMEs’ resilience and responsiveness in the context of COVID-19. These recommendations include collaboration, openness, taking advantage of opportunities/victory, and durability.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/su13126542
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 12 Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30152770

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