Entrepreneurial growth aspirations during the COVID-19 pandemic: the role of ICT infrastructure quality versus policy response

Abstract

We posit that the quality of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and the effectiveness of crisis-specific policy response are essential for entrepreneurial growth aspirations during major external shocks. Enhancing the quality of ICT infrastructure is a relevant strategy for building ecosystems that are resilient to multiple types of crises. It enhances entrepreneurs’ growth ambitions during the crisis, and makes them less reliant on crisis-specific response policies adopted by governments. We provide empirical support for this, utilizing Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data from the pandemic period in Chile.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2023.2233473
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Additional Information: Copyright © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. The terms on which this article has been published allow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship,growth aspirations,COVID-19 pandemic,digital infrastructure,information and communication technology (ICT),policy,entrepreneurship ecosystem,resilience,Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM),Chile,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 07:18
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2023 17:40
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2024
Published Online Date: 2023-07-26
Accepted Date: 2023-07-02
Authors: Guerrero, Maribel
Mickiewicz, Tomasz (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5261-5662)
Qin, Fei

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