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COVID-19 Pandemic, Crisis Responses and the Changing World: Perspectives in Humanities and Social Sciences ; : 1-402, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2327409


This book comprehensively analyzes COVID-19 and its impact as well as the response from the perspectives of humanities and social sciences. This book covers topics ranging from geopolitical relations to regional integration, public health governance and even the evolution of professional practices in the time of COVID-19. It constitutes a precious and timely interdisciplinary reference for anyone aspiring not only to grasp the origins and dynamics of the present challenge, but also to identify future opportunities for further growth and holistic progress for humanity. © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021.

European Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review ; 18(1):65-76, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2325473


Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) have faced a heavy economic burden and uncertainty due to a contraction in resources and markets. As the world returns to normal conditions, we aim to synthesise key lessons from the pandemic and discuss which emergency actions should become routine to prevent or minimise the negative economic impact of future crises on SMEs and their innovation power. This paper reviews academic and non-academic literature on how governments can stimulate industrial innovation in SMEs based on experiences from public procurement of innovation during the pandemic. Our findings indicate that public procurement of innovation is a crucial tool to stimulate both the economy and new ideas. Against this backdrop, we propose the implementation of three related procurement policies: inter-agency and inter-governmental collaboration in the public procurement of innovation, cooperation partnerships between the government and firms, and the adoption of practices that encourage SME participation in the procurement of public innovation contracts. © 2023, Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. All rights reserved.

Chinese Journal of Endemiology ; 39(7):529-533, 2020.
Article in Chinese | EMBASE | ID: covidwho-2320513
Íconos Revista de Ciencias Sociales ; - (76):55-75, 2023.
Article in Spanish | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2318544
Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning ; 16(2):134-149, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2317216
Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning ; 16(2):170-177, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2317141
Development Southern Africa ; 40(3):632-652, 2023.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2313084
Risk Manag Healthc Policy ; 16: 779-791, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2313675


Purpose: Despite the unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) continued providing services, thereby contributing to overcoming the pandemic. What enabled NPOs to sustain their service provision during this global emergency? This study attempts to answer this question by focusing on one of the essential pillars supporting the operation of NPOs: volunteers. More specifically, we aim to investigate how person-organization (P-O) fit and generation, particularly the Millennial generation, are related to engagement in voluntary activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: We collected data through an online survey conducted in March 2021. This US national survey was completed by 2307 respondents, yielding the US Census balanced data regarding gender, age, race, education, and income. To analyze the data, we employed the two-stage Heckman selection model. Results: Relying on P-O fit theory and generational theory, the study identifies what led existing volunteers to continue engaging in volunteer activities at their NPO during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the risks. We found that P-O fit mattered in volunteers' decision to continue engaging. In addition, our study uncovered that when existing volunteers were Millennials, the relationship between P-O fit and engagement in voluntary activities strengthened during the pandemic. Conclusion: This study contributes to expanding the explanatory power of the P-O fit theory by testing it in an emergency and extends the generational theory by clarifying under what conditions Millennials (aka Generation Me) transform themselves into Generation We. In addition, linking NPO management and emergency management, this study provides NPO managers with practical implications for securing reliable volunteers who will sustain the capacity of the NPO in a crisis.

Transp Res Rec ; 2677(4): 324-334, 2023 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2316087


In the absence of a vaccine, nonpharmaceutical interventions such as social distancing and travel reductions were the only strategies for slowing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using survey data from Hawaii (n = 22,200) collected in March through May of 2020 at the onset of the pandemic, the differences between traveler spreaders who brought the disease into the state and community spreaders were investigated. In addition to describing the demographic attributes and comparing them with attributes of those who were vulnerable to COVID-19, logit models explaining travel behaviors were developed and tested. Traveler spreaders were likely to be male, younger, and returning students. Community spreaders were more likely to be male, essential workers, first responders, and medical personnel at the highest risk of exposure. Using spatial statistics, clusters and hotspot locations of high-risk individuals were mapped. As transportation researchers are in a position to combine their critical analytical capabilities and experience with relevant databases on mobility and the spread of infectious diseases, this analysis could support efforts to respond to and slow the spread of the pandemic.

Transp Res Rec ; 2677(4): 517-530, 2023 Apr.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2316085


The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges but also unprecedented opportunities for transportation researchers and practitioners. In this article, the major lessons and gaps in knowledge for those working in the transportation sector are identified, including the following: (1) integration between public health and transportation; (2) technology to support contact tracing and tracking of travelers; (3) focus on vulnerable, at-risk operators, patrons, and underserved members of society; (4) re-engineering of travel demand models to support social distancing, quarantine, and public health interventions; (5) challenges with Big Data and information technologies; (6) trust relationships between the general public, government, private sector, and others in disaster management; (7) conflict management during disasters; (8) complexities of transdisciplinary knowledge and engagement; (9) demands for training and education; and (10) transformative change to support community resilience. With a focus on transportation planning and community resilience, the lessons from the pandemic need to be shared and customized for different systems, services, modalities, and users. While many of the interventions during the pandemic have been based on public health, the management, response, recovery, adaptation, and transformation of transportation systems resulting from the crisis require multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional communications and coordination, and resource sharing. Further research to support knowledge to action is needed.

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science ; 14(2):183-193, 2023.
Article in English | Web of Science | ID: covidwho-2311173
Chinese Public Administration Review ; 11(2):122-131, 2020.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2305617
Australian Journal of Public Administration ; 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2304232
Indiana Law Journal ; 98(3):815-862, 2023.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2300865
Front Public Health ; 11: 1114085, 2023.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2305950


Background: The outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 presented a major challenge to the healthcare system in China. This study aimed to quantitatively evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on health services utilization in China in 2020. Methods: Health service-related data for this study were extracted from the China Health Statistical Yearbook. The Auto-Regressive Integrated Moving Average model (ARIMA) was used to forecast the data for the year 2020 based on trends observed between 2010 and 2019. The differences between the actual 2020 values reported in the statistical yearbook and the forecast values from the ARIMA model were used to assess the impact of COVID-19 on health services utilization. Results: In 2020, the number of admissions and outpatient visits in China declined by 17.74 and 14.37%, respectively, compared to the ARIMA model's forecast values. Notably, public hospitals experienced the largest decrease in outpatient visits and admissions, of 18.55 and 19.64%, respectively. Among all departments, the pediatrics department had the greatest decrease in outpatient visits (35.15%). Regarding geographical distribution, Beijing and Heilongjiang were the regions most affected by the decline in outpatient visits (29.96%) and admissions (43.20%) respectively. Conclusion: The study's findings suggest that during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, one in seven outpatient services and one in six admissions were affected in China. Therefore, there is an urgent need to establish a green channel for seeking medical treatment without spatial and institutional barriers during epidemic prevention and control periods.

COVID-19 , Child , Humans , COVID-19/epidemiology , Pandemics , Delivery of Health Care , China/epidemiology , Ambulatory Care
Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences ; 84(4-A):No Pagination Specified, 2023.
Article in English | APA PsycInfo | ID: covidwho-2265135
Journal of Sustainable Tourism ; 31(4):1032-1050, 2023.
Article in English | Academic Search Complete | ID: covidwho-2264204
Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications ; : 53-74, 2023.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2261266