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RSM Seminar | Prof Per Davidsson

RSM Seminar | Prof Per Davidsson

Covid-19 as External Enabler of Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Professor Per Davidsson, the Talbot Family Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship, QUT Business School  


The Covid-19 pandemic is as stark a reminder as one can imagine of the profound impact environmental changes have on business. And it is not all doom and gloom; many new and existing businesses are triggered or booming because of Covid-19. Not all of these are health-related but feed on the consequences of changes in regulations and behaviour resulting from the pandemic. In other words, Covid-19 works as an External Enabler (EE) for some businesses, even if many others suffer. And like for other EEs, its business effects can be analysed and understood with the help or our EE Framework. This seminar will discuss how the characteristics and mechanisms of this health crisis and other EEs positively influence entrepreneurship through triggering, shaping, and outcome-enhancing roles.

Bio:  Professor Per Davidsson is the Talbot Family Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ACE) in the QUT Business School (Management). His current main interests are external enablement of entrepreneurship, and process perspectives on new venture creation. He has published over 75 articles in scholarly journals as well as large numbers of books, reports, and book chapters. With over 34,000 citations (Google Scholar) he is one of the best cited scholars in entrepreneurship globally. He has led several major research programs including CAUSEE, the largest study of business start-ups ever undertaken in Australia.

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