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

Maribel Guerrero, Tomasz Mickiewicz, Fei Qin

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-75
Number of pages21
JournalEntrepreneurship and Regional Development
Volume36
Issue number1-2
Early online date26 Jul 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2024

Bibliographical note

Supplemental data for this article can be accessed online at https://doi.org/10.1080/08985626.2023.2233473ENTREPRENEURSHIP & REGIONAL

Keywords

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Chile
  • digital infrastructure
  • entrepreneurship ecosystem resilience
  • entrepreneurship growth aspirations
  • global entrepreneurship monitor
  • information and communication technology (ICT) quality
  • policy response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Business and International Management

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