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  • Master of Philosophy


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Dr Charmaine Glavas
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


The Covid-19 pandemic is unique in the severity of its impact disrupting global supply chains, international trade and investment, health, and education. The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and Covid-19 is no exception. Research indicates that the pandemic has disproportionately affected women entrepreneurs who face unprecedented challenges as their firms tend to be younger and smaller. Despite the unparalleled challenges discussed, Covid-19 is likely to offer important opportunities for discerning international entrepreneurs (Zahra, 2021).

This research seeks to understand how women entrepreneurs have successfully navigated the Covid-19 pandemic to leverage new business opportunities by pivoting or shifting to a new strategy or business model. Such models often tend to be conducive to short-term survival, and long-term resilience and growth. The proposed research is important as very few studies focus specifically on gender differences in business recovery or business model pivoting following economic shocks.


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