Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on High Growth Entrepreneurs

Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on High Growth Entrepreneurs

Professor Tim Vorley, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School, investigates the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on entrepreneurs

Understanding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on high-growth commercial and social entrepreneurs in the UK is the subject of research being undertaken by Professor Tim Vorley.

‘The team and I are looking at the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on entrepreneurial survival, growth, and innovation. We are interested in understanding how entrepreneurs are reacting to the crisis to both preserve their firms, and reorient them to new market conditions.

To do this, we are carrying out repeat interviews with individuals over a period of 18 months to examine their responses and strategies as the effects of the crisis change over time’.

The research explores the use of resources, and how geographies, backgrounds, and sectors affect different entrepreneurs. The goal is to identify best practice and develop support, as well as to provide recommendations to local and national policymakers about the needs of high growth entrepreneurs.

For more information visit https://www.ericcproject.uk

or contacttvorley@brookes.ac.uk