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Entrepreneurship as the Unsung Hero during the Current COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Australian Perspectives

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La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC 3086, Australia
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Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC 3122, Australia
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College of Business, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Bayreuth, 95444 Bayreuth, Germany
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Centre for Future Enterprise, QUT, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(11), 4612; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114612
Received: 12 May 2020 / Revised: 28 May 2020 / Accepted: 3 June 2020 / Published: 5 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had a significant and catastrophic effect on business and economies globally, but has identified the external and internal enablement of new venture creation. This paper aims to provide entrepreneurship insights, implementations and dynamics to demonstrate the role of entrepreneurship in times of such adversity within an Australian context. We provide emergent enquiry narratives from leading Australian scholars, identifying entrepreneurial initiatives as a catalyst to new venture creation and growth. Narratives include insights associated with the entrepreneurial mindset, the multidimensional effects of resilience and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship enablers and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Opportunities for further research are identified, particularly regarding context and empirical outcomes. We postulate that entrepreneurship may well be the unsung hero during the current COVID-19 economic crisis. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; entrepreneurship; economic crisis; emergent enquiry; startups; entrepreneurship mindset COVID-19; entrepreneurship; economic crisis; emergent enquiry; startups; entrepreneurship mindset
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Maritz, A.; Perenyi, A.; de Waal, G.; Buck, C. Entrepreneurship as the Unsung Hero during the Current COVID-19 Economic Crisis: Australian Perspectives. Sustainability 2020, 12, 4612.

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