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Academic Lecture: Crisis and Entrepreneurship

TopicCrisis and Entrepreneurship

Speaker:Nick Williams, Professor, University of Leeds

TimeJuly 12, 2022 (Tuesday) 16:15—18:15

Virtual PlatformTencent ID:558-3314-9190

OrganizersSchool of Business Administration, Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, Research Office

Speaker’s Profile:

Nick is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on crisis and entrepreneurship. He has published studies which examine entrepreneurship amidst a wide range of crisis, including financial crisis and conflict. He has published an edited book examining the resilience of economies when facing and recovering from crisis, as well as co-editing a Special Issue of the Entrepreneurship and Regional Development journal entitled ‘Entrepreneurship and crises: Business as usual? He recently obtained funding from UKRI to examine entrepreneurial resilience and Covid-19, along with colleagues from Edinburgh University, Cardiff University, Lancaster University and University of Sheffield.

Lecture Preview

This presentation brings together recent research on different forms of crisis and their impact on entrepreneurship. Nick will discuss his recent work on crises and entrepreneurship, including his research on resilience. He will then discuss his work on COVID-19 and the impacts on entrepreneurship, drawing on a UK wide project involving interviews with over 150 high growth entrepreneurs. He will discuss the role of emotion in managing small, high-growth businesses and how entrepreneurs have sought to support their employees’ well-being. He will present implications on the paradox between strategic responses to the crisis with humanistic responses.



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