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Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences ; 39(2):340-353, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2312801


PurposeCoronavirus (COVID-19) brought massive economic damage throughout the globe. Economic as well as social set-ups have enormously collapsed. The present paper underlines some economic complications of China during COVID-19. The study also sheds light on initiatives taken by the government of China to fight against such a damaging pandemic.Design/methodology/approachThe study employed secondary research or desk research that involves existing data. The data were collected from reliable sources, described below. The data were summarized and organized to increase the overall efficacy and reliability of the research.FindingsThe study finds that China has confronted many downturns in export and import, GDP decline, blockage of markets and production evaluation. To recover from these unfavorable and adverse circumstances, China has recovered its economy by introducing digital transformation, effective legislations, A V-shaped recovery and A U-shaped recovery in manufacturing and services.Practical implicationsChina's steps and initiatives to invigorate economic developments during a pandemic would be beneficial for other economies facing the severe challenges of economic development, especially after COVID-19.Originality/valueThe present study is one of the rare studies of the domain that offers the guidelines to the policymakers and economists of developing countries to develop their policies regarding the digital economy to face the traditional market's challenges.

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management ; 14(2):288-302, 2023.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2250877


PurposeAt present, nearly the whole globe is facing a severe threat of COVID-19. This study aims to examine the COVID-19 complications and entrepreneurial intention among the entrepreneurs of Pakistan.Design/methodology/approachThe study used a deductive approach. An online survey is conducted to collect cross-sectional data from entrepreneurs of Pakistan. Convenience sampling is applied to target the respondents. In total, 278 usable answers proceed for final analysis. The structural equation model (SEM) is used to infer the results.FindingsThe findings of the study highlight a significant negative effect of fear of COVID-19 (FO19), perceived susceptibility (PSU) and perceived severity (PSE) on entrepreneurial intention (EI) among the entrepreneurs.Practical implicationsThe study would provide the guidelines for policymakers and planners to combat the barriers of fear, PSU and PSE during a pandemic. The findings of the second wave of COVID-19 may provide a warning to the government to take preventive measures to face the severe effect of the pandemic. Finally, the outcomes of the study may enrich the depth of COVID-19 literature globally.Originality/valueThis study is the first study highlighting factors such as fear, PSU and PSE toward EI in COVID-19 second wave.

MDE Manage Decis Econ ; 42(7): 1909-1918, 2021 Oct.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1411752


The present paper examines COVID-19 impediments and business start-ups in Pakistan when the country entered the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study selected entrepreneurs in Pakistan to explore the effects of the second wave. The study findings highlight the significant negative impacts of fear of COVID-19 (FC), COVID-19 stress and anxiety (SA), and perceptions of the arrival of COVID-19's second wave (ASW) on business start-ups (BS). The findings may support policy makers in diminishing the fear, anxiety, and negative perceptions of the arrival of COVID-19 waves.