Diana International Research Institute: Researcher Round Table
Topic: COVID-19 Impact on Women's Entrepreneurship Research: New Questions, Approaches and Methods
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 24th at 11:00AM to 12:00PM EST
Host: Dr. Amanda Elam, Research Fellow, Diana International Research Institute
Donna Kelley - Professor of Entrepreneurship, Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise, Babson College / Board of Directors, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) / Team Leader, GEM United StatesFriederike Welter - Professor of SME Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Siegen / President and Managing Director, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn (tentative)Susan Marlow - Professor of Entrepreneurship, Queen's Award for Enterprise, University of BirminghamKaren Hughes - Professor, Dept. of Sociology, Professor, Dept. of Strategic Management and Organization, University of Alberta
Description: The impacts of COVID19 pandemic crisis are hitting women business owners disproportionately hard. Not only are women-owned businesses as a population more vulnerable to economic impacts due to lower firm age and size, but women-owned businesses are also concentrated in the industry sectors hit hardest by the economic shutdowns (CNBC, 2020). The challenges faced by women business owners are further exacerbated by the closure of schools and limited availability of childcare services (UN Women, 2020). Importantly, gender is rarely taken into account by policy-makers when develop disaster recovery responses (Bradshaw, 2013; Cupples, 2007).
Global crises can be transformative from a research perspective, inspiring new research directions, theoretical lenses, methods and approaches that can lead to new understandings of women's entrepreneurship relative to their leadership, business innovation, community engagement and performance. Questions of interest include:
How is the current crisis inspiring new research directions on women's entrepreneurship around the world?
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