Organisations and Society thematic research group meeting
This meeting of the School of Management’s Organisations and Society thematic research group will examine the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, especially SMEs who are particularly vulnerable to exogenous shocks such as the pandemic. There will be three brief presentations followed by an interactive discussion about the resilience of SMEs and what public policy can do to support firms most endangered by the crisis.
The session will be chaired by Professor Ross Brown.
The talks and speakers will be:
- ‘Strapped for Cash? Precautionary Savings in UK SMEs During the Covid-19 Pandemic’
Professor Marc Cowling, University of Derby
- ‘Evaluating the Effectiveness of the UK Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme’
Valentine Quinio, Centre for Cities
- ‘Work and Volunteering During the Covid-19 Pandemic: Examining Employment Policy Effects on Volunteering’
Dr Ben Hopkins, University of Birmingham, and Dr David Dowell.
Further details about the meeting have been circulated to group members.