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Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues Open access
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Received: 2022-11-15  |  Accepted: 2023-01-10  |  Published: 2023-03-30

Title

Entrepreneurs' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and enterprise’s sustainable development


Abstract

The coronavirus pandemic, both in terms of its scale and impact on the economy and society, was a surprise to everyone and raised many concerns for entrepreneurs. Some of these concerns materialized while others did not, but still, these concerns impacted entrepreneurs' more conservative attitudes, seeking savings or limiting activities. This study aimed to answer whether entrepreneurs' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on business have affected the sustainable development of enterprises – did it stop or limit the social and environmental activities of small and medium enterprises in Poland? To answer this question 177 interviews among owners and senior executives were conducted in September 2020, using the CATI method. The study results have shown that entrepreneurs' concerns about the pandemic did not negatively affect enterprises' sustainable development. Moreover, the study's results did not confirm a statistically significant correlation between the materialization of pandemic-related concerns and enterprises' sustainable development.


Keywords

sustainability, coronavirus, SMEs, concerns


JEL classifications

H10 , Q56 , M14


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/1052


DOI


Pages

44-57


Funding

The study was prepared under a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education for the maintenance and development of the Collegium of Management and Finance research potential in 2020. Study number KZiF/S20/1.45.

This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Stanek-Kowalczyk, Aleksandra
SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland https://sgh.waw.pl
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Zajkowska, Monika
SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland https://sgh.waw.pl
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

10


Number

3


Issue date

March 2023


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

Cited

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