Why Italy Needs an Entrepreneurial Renaissance after COVID-19

in Bellettini G. and Goldstein A. 2020. The Italian economy after Covid-19. Short term costs and long-term adjustments, Bononia University press, ISBN: 978-88-6923-621-1

13 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2020

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Riccardo Fini

University of Bologna - Department of Management; Imperial College London

Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: August 10, 2020

Abstract

New firms play a critical role in the economy. They disrupt markets with new technologies, offer social mobility opportunities, and support labor market dynamism. As much as any society should nurture and help its new generations to prosper and grow, its economy will be significantly disadvantaged without the contribution of new firms. Not surprisingly, therefore, the consequences that the COVID-19 pandemic might have on new firms’ creation and growth are a critical area of attention. In this chapter, we navigate this complex landscape using entrepreneurship as our compass to sketch Italy’s strengths and weaknesses and reflect on how they could be affected by the disruptions that the whole world is now facing.

Keywords: COVID-19; Italy; Entrepreneurship; New firms; Public Policy; Public Support; Economic Crisis

JEL Classification: O00; O3; O5; L2; L26

Suggested Citation

Fini, Riccardo and Sobrero, Maurizio, Why Italy Needs an Entrepreneurial Renaissance after COVID-19 (August 10, 2020). in Bellettini G. and Goldstein A. 2020. The Italian economy after Covid-19. Short term costs and long-term adjustments, Bononia University press, ISBN: 978-88-6923-621-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3670539 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3670539

Riccardo Fini (Contact Author)

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Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

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40126 Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy
+39 051 2098076 (Phone)

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