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J Public Health (Oxf) ; 2022 Oct 30.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-2097442

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BACKGROUND: This paper aims to document the numerous health innovations developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) using a scoping review approach. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using PubMed, the Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, the Index Medicus for EMR to identify peer-reviewed articles between December 2019 and November 2020 and WHO and ministries of health websites for grey literature. Following an initial review, full-text screening identified studies reporting on health innovations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. RESULTS: This review describes 82 health innovations reported from 20 countries across the region: 80% (n = 66) were digital and technology-based products and services including health care delivery (n = 25), public health informatics (n = 24) and prevention (n = 17); 20% (n = 16) were innovative processes including health care delivery (n = 8), educational programmes (n = 6) and community engagement (n = 2). CONCLUSION: The speed with which these technologies were deployed in different contexts demonstrates their ease of adoption and manageability and thus can be considered as the most scalable. Strengthened frameworks to protect users' privacy, documentation and evaluation of impact of innovations, and training of health care professionals are fundamental for promoting health innovations in the EMR.

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Revista Complutense de Educacion ; 33(4):635-643, 2022.
Article in Spanish | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2080754

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The health crisis caused by Covid-19 has affected society as a whole and, consequently, the field of education. Capacity and mobility restrictions have led to the implementation of distance learning methodologies or hybrid teaching. This contemporary academic context requires a process of reflection and methodological adaptation on the part of the educational community. The aim of this paper is to offer some guidelines to contribute to the process of creating a theoretical-practical model that can work as a guide when designing methodologies and projects for online teaching. The methodology followed to this end consisted ofa literature review on the evolution of distance education pedagogy and the role of the teacher, 21st century skills, the principles of educational practice for online teaching and distance assessment. Based on this theoretical framework, we have developed our proposal, divided into three phases: the design of methodologies, teaching delivery and dealing with students in the virtual environment. Our theoretical-practical model, which has already been effectively implemented during the academic year 2020/21, contributes to the creation of a unified theoretical framework necessary to achieve an appropriate process of adaptation to the current academic context. © 2022, Universidad Compultense Madrid. All rights reserved.

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Sustainability ; 14(19):12867, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066473

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The aim of this research was to address the issues in virtual-reality technologies and gamification within the context of immersive technologies. The author drew together, in a hybrid methodology, the principles of virtual touring and online training, as these need to be understood by destination and tourism professionals. The emphasis was on the utility of innovative multimedia and multimodal technological tools for modern content creation, which led to an online training process for travel agents, the role of gamification and how a virtual platform could be developed to promote a tourism destination during the COVID-19 pandemic. The author based the research on a case study of an immersive platform of a Greek destination and on the degree of the user response to the virtual technology and content. The study also included a comparison between two platforms: one using conventional content and one using multimedia content. The author methodologically used VAR models to describe the cogeneration process of multiple variables over time to investigate the relationships between these variables. The results led to a preference for immersive platforms, which can be a guide for corresponding platforms that are concerned with the promotion of destinations.

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Sustainability ; 14(19):12616, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2066436

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Earlier literature has shown that the implementation of FinTech innovations is not only determined by banks, financial institutions, or government support, but also by the perception and experiences of FinTech users. FinTech research has shown encouraging findings from scholars in developed countries. However, little is known about the users’ acceptance and use of FinTech in Jordan. The aim of this study is to investigate the determinants of users’ intentions and e-Loyalty toward FinTech adoption in Jordan post the COVID-19 era. A conceptual framework was developed by integrating the four original constructs of the unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT), namely performance expectancy (PE), effort expectancy (EE), social influence (SI), and facilitating conditions (FC), with three additional factors: personal innovativeness (PI), financial literacy (FL), and uncertainty avoidance (UA). In addition, the proposed model considered the e-Loyalty of FinTech users as a consequence of having a good FinTech experience. A quantitative approach using a cross-sectional online questionnaire was applied to collect data from 423 FinTech users. Data were analyzed utilizing structural equation modeling (SEM) based on AMOS 26.0 software package. The findings revealed that UA has a moderating effect on the relationship between FC and users’ intentions. Also, PI has a significant impact on PE and EE. While PE, SI, and FC are factors that enhance behavioral intentions. In return, it builds users’ e-Loyalty toward FinTech services and is deemed a new normal behavior. This study may help FinTech service providers and policymakers better understand the, currently relatively low, usage rate of FinTech, and how it contributes to the development of strategies that boost the acceptance and e-Loyalty of FinTech by Jordanian users after the COVID-19 era, where FinTech is still considered an innovation.

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European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review ; 17(3):168-178, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2067490

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This article analyses the objectives set out in the NextGenerationEU funds, which aim to make Europe greener, more digital and more resilient. It also analyses how Spain has responded to the need to guarantee the appropriate framework for the absorption and correct application of the funds. Keywords: NextGenerationEU Funds;Recovery and Resilience Facility;Spain

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Complexity ; 2022, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2064344

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Shorter product life due to technology development and changing customer needs requires optimal supply chain management and structuring. Achieving this optimization brings productivity to the organization. A sustainable and reliable supply chain (S&RSC) as an emerging paradigm, with a comprehensive view, leads the supply chain network design (SCND) issue to the desired situation. This study, as part of an emerging theme, presents a systematic review and classification of 42 articles at the intersection of sustainability, reliability, and supply chain network design. In this regard, in a historical course, the four concepts of green supply chain, socially responsible supply chain, sustainable supply chain, and reliable supply chain in the form of four structures of history and definition, deriver and importance, substrate and practice, evaluation, and implementation are discussed. The result of the review shows that the articles that study the integration of sustainability and reliability in SCND are vibrant and rapidly growing in various industries. Developing countries and manufacturing companies with the largest number of articles have been the research fields of the studies. Most of the studies have considered the structure of the supply chain as a forward flow. The key contribution of this review is the development of a comprehensive framework of S&RSC from the conceptual point of view, elements, assessment tools, and its implementation context. The present review can serve as a guide for various stakeholders. In particular, practitioners and policymakers can effectively develop their own strategies and policies to advance the sustainable-reliable program.

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Leadership & Organization Development Journal ; 43(7):1063-1079, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2063212

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Purpose>This paper aims to examine the mediating effect of innovative culture in the relationship between transformational leadership and workplace digitalisation;and the moderating effect of rewards and recognition on the transformational leadership–innovative culture relationship.Design/methodology/approach>A total of 256 valid samples were used in the structural equation modeling tests. The respondents were management-level executives from companies in Selangor/Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Findings>The findings reveal that the transformational leadership–workplace digitalisation relationship is mediated by innovative culture. Besides, rewards and recognition moderate the transformational leadership–innovative culture relationship.Practical implications>This study unpacks the black box to the practitioners how the prominent organisational factors interplay in shaping employees' perception and acceptance of workplace digitalisation.Originality/value>The findings also enrich the interdisciplinary literature on how transformational leadership, rewards-recognition, and innovative culture intersect with employees' perception and acceptance of workplace digitalisation.

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Journal of Integrated Care ; 30(4):277-281, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2063199

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The proposed framework, being applied in Finland, acts as a set of standards to format data to allow it to move from one place to another (known as the “middle layer” in interoperable systems) bringing together different data elements to support a Virtual Care Operator model – an “information-focused approach to integration, coordination and continuity of care.” Domains in this model focus on technology, team organization, program support, integration of information systems, performance and quality, with maturity assessed on how well the model is enabling integration of service delivery around coordination of activities and other key issues like equity. Aird and colleagues present an implementation focused evaluation, using a multi-method approach to explore the roles and use of a new system of information exchange between one hospital and one long-term care home in Canada. Stamenova et al. evaluate a virtual visit program put in place to provide access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic using a convergent mixed-methods design which draws on usage data, surveys and interviews with patients and provider users of virtual care systems across different units within a hospital.

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Journal of Integrated Care ; 30(4):324-334, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2063194

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Purpose>Digital health care has emerged as one of the most important means to deliver integrated care by care providers in recent years. As the use of digital health increases, there are some pressing issues such as interoperability of data across different healthcare information systems, regulatory environment and security and privacy of patient’s information which need to be discussed and addressed in order to reduce information silos and to ensure efficient and seamless use of digital health technologies. The purpose of this paper is to address these issues.Design/methodology/approach>In this paper the authors outline the key concepts of interoperability, key challenges pertaining in achieving interoperability and concepts of security and privacy in context of digital health models of integrated care.Findings>The study suggests that standardization of digital health information systems and connecting existing systems to health network, addressing privacy and security related issues through a comprehensive but supportive regulatory environment and educating citizens and healthcare providers are some of the ways to achieve effective use of digital health in models of integrated care.Originality/value>Although the concepts of privacy and interoperability are not new, however, as per best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first attempt to discuss the challenges and possible actions to meet the objective of achieving integrated care through digital innovation.

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Business Process Management Journal ; 28(5/6):1391-1411, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2063155

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Purpose>This study aims to investigate the effects of leadership competences (cognitive, interpersonal, and results-oriented competences) on organizational learning, organizational innovation, and business performance.Design/methodology/approach>Data were collected from owners, chief executive officers, top and middle management teams, and other managers of tourism and hospitality firms in Vietnam. A total of 638 valid responses was collected and processed using PLS-SEM technique.Findings>The findings revealed that only results-oriented competence exerted significant influences on business performance. Organizational learning was affected by all three leadership competences, while only cognitive and interpersonal competences positively affected organizational innovation. The relationships among organizational learning, organizational innovation, and business performance were also confirmed. Moreover, the findings emphasized the mediating roles of organizational learning and organizational innovation in the relationship between leadership competences and business performance. Organizational learning and organizational innovation also acted as a mediator in the relationship between cognitive competence and business performance.Practical implications>This study provided some suggestions for tourism and hospitality leaders in exhibiting appropriate leadership competences, strengthening organizational learning, and fostering organization innovation to enhance business performance.Originality/value>Although the topics of leadership competences, organizational learning, organization innovation, and business performance have received a great concern among worldwide academia, there is scarce research examining the relationships among these four phenomena together. This paper is among the first study that offers a comprehensive model of the relationships among these domains.

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Business Process Management Journal ; 28(5/6):1446-1471, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2063154

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Purpose>This study investigates the impact of big data analytics capabilities on green supply chain performance. Moreover, it assesses the mediating effect of the green innovation and moderating effect of technological intensity.Design/methodology/approach>This study is based on primary data that were collected from the food and beverages manufacturing sector operating in Jordan. A total of 420 samples were used for the final data analysis. Data analysis was performed via structural equation modeling (SEM) using SmartPLS 3.3.9.Findings>The results of the data analysis supported a positive relationship between big data analytics capabilities and the green supply chain performance as well as a mediating effect of green innovation. It was confirmed that technological intensity moderated the relationship of green innovation on green supply chain performance.Research limitations/implications>The study faced many limitations such as the method of collecting primary data, which relied on a questionnaire only and the use of cross-sectional data, as well as studying one context and in one country.Practical implications>The findings can guide managers and policymakers in the Jordanian food and beverage manufacturing sector on how to manage organizational capabilities related to big data analytics to enhance green supply chain performance and improve green innovation in these firms.Originality/value>This study developed a theoretical and empirical model to investigate the relationship between big data analytics capabilities, green innovation, technological intensity and green supply chain performance. This study offers new theoretical and managerial contributions that add value to the supply chain management and innovation literature by testing the moderated mediation model of these constructs in the food and beverages manufacturing sector in Jordan.

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Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice ; 22(12):8-17, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2058283

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the global educational standards of nearly 1.6 billion pupils in over 200 countries. For instance, face-to- face educational cancellations, social alienation and constrained mobility restrictions of students around the world have wreaked havoc on standard teaching approaches. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, various findings have been reported by a group of investigators on the teaching and learning process. At a wide range of educational institutions, face-to-face training has been tapered away where inclusive educational settings and evaluation techniques required urgent creativity and deployment. The role of faculty members has been transformed from the traditional lecturer-centric to student-centric model which serves the current new global situation. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the university staff perceptions, experiences and barriers, and focus on their e-learning challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the study investigates the factors that have influenced the acceptance of e-learning as a teaching tool at the higher educational level that could assist in implementing e-learning for future endeavours.

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Journal of East European Management Studies ; 27(3):552-578, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2056162

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According to Budhwar and Gumming (2020), the COVID-19 crisis brought attention to the importance of having an international perspective. [...]studies from certain regions - such as the Hungarian example in this article - may provide an essential local perspective, in addition to the Human Resource Management (HRM) of the pandemic and may help us find global solutions. 2Theoretical background Many scholars have analysed the situation that has evolved as a result of the pandemic from different aspects. According to McLean and Jiantreerangkoo (2020), the following steps are necessary in HRD: planning, leading, changing of working conditions, systemic thinking even on an employee level, network analysis, ending racial discrimination, career planning and innovation. Since the beginning of the pandemic, HR has also focused on health and safety tasks (Caligiuri/De Cieri/Minbaeva/Verbeke/Zimmermann 2020;Adams/Walls 2020). [...]it is worth referring to the recently rather popular theory of societalization, which occurs when "strains suddenly burst their sphere-specific boundaries and become explosive scandals in society at large" (Alexander 2018:1049). According to ILO estimates, global hours worked dropped by 6.7 % in the second quarter of 2020, roughly equals to 195 million full-time job

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Journal of East European Management Studies ; 27(3):404-433, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2056161

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This paper investigates SMEs' responses to the COVID-19 crisis and the significance of specific government support measures for overcoming the crisis effects. The results show that SMEs have mostly implemented retrenchment and persevering strategies, whereas innovation and exit strategies were less used, as well as that the strategy selection depends on both the severity of the COVID-19 impact on individual business segments and SME specificities. Additionally, the analysis reveals that, from the SMEs' perspective, not all the future government measures are equally significant for recovery. Therefore, in creating an optimum measure package to support SMEs, governments must consider multiple criteria. The SMEs' responses, as well as the significance of specific government measures, vary depending on the characteristics of SMEs and the magnitude of CO VID-19 effects on specific business aspects.

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Sustainability ; 14(18):11341, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2055356

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This study examines how the gender of students and their level of education (undergraduate or postgraduate students) influence affective learning outcomes in a mixed environment. The research model is based on four key indicators: satisfaction, perception of experience (perceived usefulness, ease of use, and perceived behavioral control), perception of benefits (general learning effectiveness, knowledge sharing and increasing, study skills improvement, and sense of progress), and academic performance. Moderating factors, including gender and education level, were used to define the distinctions in the measured results. The study was conducted in the fall semester of 2021. The target samples were students of undergraduate and postgraduate levels studying during the semester in the blended environment. A total of 513 students from Peter the Great Polytechnic University took part in the research. The online questionnaire was conducted to define the affective learning outcomes of students in the blended environment and the influence of affective outcome factors on academic performance. The Likert-type five-point scale was used to determine all the variables. For our statistical analysis, we used SPSS 24.0 and SmartPLS 3.0 programs. Two tests were implemented to determine the differences between gender and education level in relation to students’ affective learning outcomes. Finally, our study revealed how distinctive aspects of affective learning outcomes impact academic learning outcomes in a blended format using linear regression analysis. According to the results obtained, the results between males and females were similar and academic performance results were mostly predicted by satisfaction level. A difference was revealed between undergraduate students’ results and postgraduate students’ results. Perceived benefit has a greater effect on academic performance for postgraduate students, while satisfaction level has a greater effect on academic performance results for undergraduate students than for postgraduate students.

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Journal of Mathematics ; 2022, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2053396

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The ultimate goals of digital transformation, which is the only means of realizing the sustainable development of current enterprises, are to achieve cost reduction, efficiency improvement, and innovation for enterprises. However, there are limited empirical quantitative studies on the investment costs and impact of organizational performance related to the digital transformation of small- and medium-sized listed companies. This study first uses Excel VBA to sort the digital transformation panel data of 319 small- and medium-sized listed companies in China’s Shanghai and Shenzhen A-share markets from 2007 to 2020. Thereafter, Stata, a general-purpose statistical software package, is used to analyze the impact of digital transformation on the performance of small- and medium-sized listed companies. The results show that the digital transformation of small- and medium-sized listed companies has a positive correlation with operational performance, and an inverted U-shaped relationship with innovation performance;however, the U-shaped relationship with financial performance is not significant. For small- and medium-sized listed companies to promote digital transformation, first, it must help the organization to improve its internal operational efficiency;second, it can optimize and improve the organization’s financial efficiency;and finally, through innovative efficiency, the organization can continue to develop steadily and improve its organizational resilience.

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2021 Universitas Riau International Conference on Education Technology, URICET 2021 ; : 28-31, 2021.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2052114

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The appearance of COVID 19 caused the closure of many higher education institution facilities across the world and Mexico was no exception. This situation interrupted normal teaching and learning activities, fostering the search and development of tools which can guarantee the continuation of learning and teaching activities. Accordingly, this article describes the need for a tool to support learning activities within the context of a challenge-based learning approach. Consequently, after a search for an existing tool it was decided to design a tool suitable for competence development through challenge-based learning. Thus, a mobile app named Klever 21 was designed and released as a test version for this purpose. Additionally, this mobile app is associated with a web platform to aid project management and student competence evaluations. This article describes the main features of Klever 21 which is currently being tested at Tecnologico de Monterrey. This technology represents an evolution of mobile app technologies to face disruptive situations in higher education institutions. © 2021 IEEE.

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11th International Conference of Information and Communication Technology, ICTech 2022 ; : 558-562, 2022.
Article in English | Scopus | ID: covidwho-2052024

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Influenced by the COVID-19 epidemic in the past two years, colleges and universities at home and abroad have adopted a combination of online and offline teaching reform, education informatization and intelligent talent training methods, which have become the focus of research for educators. The teaching quality is related to the quality of talent cultivation, and the intelligence, fairness and accuracy of the teaching evaluation system are particularly important. And block chain technology is decentralized and safe and reliable features, so the development of the technology based on big data and chain blocks obeys the law of education development of teaching evaluation system, to solve the shortage of the current appraisal system, and realize the sharing of teaching resources, integrate and optimize the teaching resources, promoting the standardization and standardization of teaching resources construction, To promote the construction and better development of disciplines in colleges and universities. © 2022 IEEE.

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South Asian Journal of Business Studies ; 10(2):265-271, 2021.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051912

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Purpose>This article aims to discuss adaptation of innovation network during crisis, using the context of an Indian state’s response during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.Design/methodology/approach>The article is based on a combination of data from public sources and interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators from an Indian state obtained during the period January–May 2020.Findings>A hybrid innovation network approach with low barriers between the triple helix agents and a non-linear approach to innovation shaped the response of an Indian state toward the pandemic.Originality/value>This article serves as a case study for innovation network response during initial periods of a crisis such as COVID-19.

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Management Decision ; 60(10):2743-2769, 2022.
Article in English | ProQuest Central | ID: covidwho-2051887

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Purpose>In developed countries, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become an important element for firms, as CSR strategies enhance their competitiveness and corporate reputation, has CSR the same role in the emergent countries? To answer this question, the authors build a conceptual framework and focus their research on Iran's context with the aim to find an answer to the following research question: does CSR influence innovation processes and how much is it increasingly a cultural value in the same level of competitive ones? Therefore the purpose of this research is to study the role of CSR in firms operating in emergent countriesDesign/methodology/approach>In the pandemic era, CSR could be considered not what you do with your money once you have made it but how you make your money safeguarding environmental resources and answering community needs, in collaboration with other social and economic agents. While investigating CSR, we have to take into account the fact that different countries have different priorities and values that shape the way business operates.Findings>To reach this aim, the authors carried out the research during the pandemic period, between September 2021 and December 2021, on almost 500 small and medium enterprises operating in Ardakan area in Iran, a simple random sample was surveyed by partial least squares-structural equation modelling.Originality/value>Given the lack of empirical studies on the considered country, this research has attempted to determine the impact of CSR practices on innovation and, simultaneously, to check the effect of innovation on CSR practices, in order to test empirically whether there is a bidirectional relationship. Furthermore, the study reveals the importance of integrating social and economic stakeholders’ requirements and expectations about environmental and social concerns within a country in which the specific norms’ presence is weak.

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