ISSN: 2708-6224/ eISSN: 2708-6232


Special Issue Call for Papers


SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITY

GUEST EDITORS
 Dr. Patrick Ebewo, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

 Dr Wilbert Mutoko, School of Business & Leisure, Botswana Accountancy College, Botswana

INTRODUCTION
The COVID-19 crisis has had a catastrophic impact on small businesses in many ways. It has led to a multitude of issues including reduced business activity, temporary business closures, staffing issues and supply chain interruptions. Crises in their multitude of forms have huge implications for small business and entrepreneurship, not to mention those whose livelihoods depend on these ventures. The COVID-19 will very likely influence traditional business and entrepreneurial decision-making processes communication and conflict management, well-being and entrepreneurial outcomes. It is very likely that the COVID-19 will affect conventional business and entrepreneurial decision-making processes, communication and conflict management, well-being and entrepreneurial outcomes.

Therefore, this special issue aims to capture the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship at different kinds of levels, to accumulate knowledge of best individual and policy-initiated practices helping entrepreneurs and self-employed persons to overcome the crisis. Your paper should be focused on understanding of how small businesses and entrepreneurs navigate and operate in times of crisis such as COVID-19 and pinpoint the effectiveness of different forms of institutional support.

Deadline and Submission Details
 Submission of topics and abstracts (up to 250 words): 25 September 2020
 Notification of acceptance of topics and abstracts: 1 October 2020
 Deadline for submission of full papers: 30 October 2020
 Critical blind peer review process and corrections: November 2020
 Copyediting and publication: December 2020

Submission Options
 Send your abstract/ paper as an email attachment to jei@uwc.ac.za
 Online submission via the journal’s website: http://epubs.ac.za/index.php/JEI

Author Guidelines

To view the author guidelines for this journal, please visit: http://epubs.ac.za/index.php/JEI

Contact the Guest Editors

Dr. Patrick Ebewo
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
EbewoP1@tut.ac.za

Dr. Wilbert Mutoko Botswana Accountancy College, Botswana
wilbertm@bac.ac.bw

Editorial Assistant
Zikhona Dlabatshana

Journal of Entrepreneurial Innovations
School of Business & Finance Office 3.34.4
EMS Building
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17
Bellville 7535
South Africa
+27 21 959 2595
jei@uwc.ac.za

  • SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS

    2020-10-14

    South African SMMEs have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The country, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was already in a downward economic spiral; the lockdown exacerbated the financial challenges faced by the country and its people. Recent surveys of entrepreneurs across country indicate that 86% of SMMEs do not know where to go to access government COVID-19 relief funding. The survey further reveals that 87% of SMMEs are unable to run their businesses from home and, therefore, cannot support themselves and their families during the lockdown period. Given that SMMEs are a key part of the country’s plan to rebuild and accelerate economic growth, the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses needs to be considered within the context of support, recovery and revitalisation strategies.

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