Impacts on Business: Lockdown - Crisis and entrepreneurship

Exploring recent research on different forms of crisis and their impact on entrepreneurship.

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About the webinar

Professor Nick Williams will discuss his recent work on Chile, which includes a journal article which was co-authored with academic colleagues as well as CORFO, the main economic development agency in Chile. The research examines Chile’s economic crisis and how policy related to entrepreneurship may be able to alleviate key challenges such as inequality and growth. Nick will also attempt to reflect on links between this research and other forms of crisis, including Covid-19.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in the discussion, sharing your views on the issues currently affecting business leaders today.

Speaker information

Nick Williams is Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on crisis and entrepreneurship. He has published studies which examine entrepreneurship amidst a wide range of crisis, including financial crisis and conflict. He has published an edited book examining the resilience of economies when facing and recovering from crisis, as well as co-editing a Special Issue of the Entrepreneurship and Regional Development journal entitled ‘Entrepreneurship and crises: Business as usual?’. He recently obtained funding from UKRI to examine entrepreneurial resilience and Covid-19, along with colleagues from Edinburgh University, Cardiff University, Lancaster University and University of Sheffield.