Special Issue "(Re)defining Entrepreneurship in a Post-pandemic Context"

A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Economics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Álvaro Lopes Dias
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Guest Editor
Department of TRIE, Universidade Lusófona, 1749-024 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: entrepreneurship; competitiveness; dynamic capabilities
Prof. Dr. Mafalda Luísa de Almeida Serra Patuleia
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Guest Editor
Department of TRIE, Lusófona University, 1749-024 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: tourism; entrepreneurship; destination development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The current context has been marked, in the short term, by the current pandemic that is taking an exceedingly long time to come under control. In the long term, it is marked by climate change. These are two phenomena that have led consumers, companies, and governments to rethink their behavior. Several studies have focused on the behavior of these stakeholders in the post-pandemic context; however, studies focused on the development of entrepreneurial skills in a post-pandemic context have been scarce.

At the same time, there is a growing number of voices calling for the need to adopt business models based on a circular economy. Again, at this level, research exploring the link between entrepreneurship and the development of business models for a circular economy is limited.

The study of these areas is particularly relevant since the market patterns are shifting, namely the consumers and tourists are acting and deciding based on different assumptions, a trend demanding adequate and timely response both from firm decision-makers and government policymakers.

Within this context, this Special Issue intends to address this challenge, promoting the research and academic cross-sectorial discussion of the key factors related to entrepreneurial resilience, post pandemic recovery responses and the transition to more sustainable business models. Accordingly, this Special Issue aims to: (i) Study the development of more resilient and sustainable entrepreneurial business models; (ii) Identify the strategies to revitalize entrepreneurship and SMEs in a post-pandemic, including firm strategy, local development strategy, policymaking, among others.

Prof. Dr. Álvaro Lopes Dias
Prof. Dr. Mafalda Luísa de Almeida Serra Patuleia
Guest Editors

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  • entrepreneurship
  • circular economy
  • resilience
  • competitiveness
  • COVID-19
  • pandemic
  • business models
  • recovery strategies

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