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

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

In: Small Business Economics (2021), im Ersch. [online first: 2021-09-12]


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 15 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: C14;H43;L25;L26;J68
Keywords: Small businesses, Entrepreneurs, COVID-19 pandemic, Economic effects