Special Issue "Small and Family Business Sustainability and Resilience"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2022 | Viewed by 6301
Small and family businesses play an important role in economic development worldwide. Small businesses and family businesses are the subject of research on many fronts, but there is insufficient research with respect to their place in rural community sustainability, recovery, and resilience particularly after normative and non-normative events (for example, natural disasters). Using a systems perspective requires looking at theses businesses through the many interconnecting decisions that business owners and communities make. The decisions that community leaders make affect the decisions and sustainability of businesses and vice versa. These decisions include every step of the process toward restoring the business back to its “original” state. Moreover, there is scant research on the recovery and resilience of women and minority owned small businesses after non-normative events. The broad goal of this special issue is to enhance our understanding of small and family business sustainability and resilience broadly defined.
This Special Issue has two aims. The first is to augment the understanding of key vulnerabilities of small and family businesses that are barriers to sustainability, resilience, and success. The second is to encourage contributions focused on the adjustments that small businesses and family businesses make to reach sustainability and resilience.
Prof. Maria I Marshall
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- Small Business Sustainability
- Family Business Sustainability
- Family Business Success
- Small Business Success
- Business Disaster Recovery
- Business Resilience
- Adaptive Capacity