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TRACK 9 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND MANAGEMENT AFTER THE PANDEMIC CRISIS: TRENDS, OPPORTUNITIES AND EVOLUTIONS

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Scientific Coordination: Antonio Botti, Antonio D’Andreamatteo, Ernesto De Luca, Francesco Fasano, Rosangela Feola, Maurizio La Rocca, Tiziana La Rocca, Mariacarmela Passarelli, Massimiliano Vesci, Walter Vesperi

Research context
The international economic context is experiencing a time of great challenges brought about by the succession of unpredictable and often catastrophic events (pandemic, war, natural disasters, etc.) that have a decisive impact on organisations at every stage of their life cycle (start-up, growth, consolidation, internationalisation) and require in- depth reflection to find new competitive solutions, business models and ways of organising work.
However, although business survival has been put to the test, the most recent sectoral reports (OECD 2019 and 2021) show that companies are reacting by reorganising their businesses and ways of working, and there is a strong new drive towards entrepreneurship.
In this context, this track is intended to offer a comparison of two perspectives of analysis with which to interpret the emerging dynamics:
• entrepreneurial and managerial challenges that offered organisations the chance to seize the opportunities opened up by the current transformations;
• organisational challenges that have accelerated change and the search for new organisational solutions in the existing companies.

Type of paper expected
The objective is to stimulate discussion through theoretical and applicative contributions that, by testing managerial models and theories and proposing new paradigms, deepen current experiences and propose interpretative keys, also interdisciplinary, useful to those who
• wants to analyse, describe and evaluate the forms of entrepreneurship and business models emerging from the post-pandemic state of ‘permacrisis’, as well as to ascertain whether and how new digital solutions impact on the growth and productivity of businesses, or how business models impact on the ethical use of technology in entrepreneurship;
• intends to address and unravel the knots of the new hybrid organisational forms from the worker’s point of view, organisation and the social system.

Suggested topic areas
Contributions may refer to – but are not limited to – the following topics of discussion:
• Changes in the determinants of entrepreneurship, propensity for entrepreneurship and effects of entrepreneurial well-being
• digitisation and new business models;
• changes in factors increasing the likelihood of business survival in start-up and early stage
• Strategic preparedness, resilience, response models and innovation in management and performance systems
• Humane Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Orientation and Entrepreneurship & Leadership
• Sustainability Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, Ecopreneurship<
• Digital Entrepreneurship

Possibility of publication
Opportunities for publication will be identified and reported later.