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#RSAWebinar - Regions Cities Industry Series: Global Pandemics and the Small Business Economy: Regional Implications of the Economic Meltdown
The next webinar in our Regions Cities Industry Series is a timely presentation on Global Pandemics and the Small Business Economy, with Professor Mark Hart, Aston University and chaired by Professor Heike Mayer, University of Bern, Switzerland

How will Covid-19 affect business dynamism? All businesses will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, most negatively, some positively. Professor Mark Hart provides an early assessment in this webinar by exploring evidence from previous pandemics and provide an overview of early assessments of the emerging evidence on the business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chinese firms and other related businesses. Early evidence from the COVID-19 pandemic in China emphasises the severity of the short-term effects on SMEs. The regional implications of Covid-19 in the UK will be explored by examining lessons from the Great Financial Crash and exploring scenarios using a job creation and destruction framework. In addition, the webinar will take an early look at company incorporations and dissolutions in the first quarter of 2020 with the same period in 2019 using the latest available data from Companies House in the UK.
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