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Somebody That I Used To Know: The Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Social Identity in Post-Disaster Business Communities

Área de publicación Innovación, Emprendimiento y Sustentabilidad
Tipo de publicación Artículos
Fecha de publicación 2019
Autores - Jenni Dinger; Michael Conger; David Hekman

The frequency and severity of natural disasters and extreme weather events are increasing, taking a dramatic economic and relational toll on the communities they strike. Given the critical role that entrepreneurship plays in a community’s viability, it is necessary to understand how small business owners respond to these events and move forward over time. This study explores the long-term dynamics and trajectory of individuals within the broader business community following a natural disaster, paying particular attention to the influence of social identity. Results suggest that the community identity changes over the course of recovery and rebuilding, underscoring the need for a holistic approach so that intervening agencies can achieve the sustainable economic recovery desired.

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