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Disasters and Entrepreneurship: A Short Review

Developmental Entrepreneurship: Adversity, Risk, and Isolation

ISBN: 978-0-76231-358-7, eISBN: 978-1-84950-452-2

ISSN: 1074-7877

Publication date: 22 August 2006

Abstract

It is well recognized that disasters, whether naturally occurring or the result of human invention, affect a region on many levels. Not only are disasters felt within the painful context of human tragedy, loss of life, and physical suffering, but disasters can also destroy the immediate socio-economic fabric of the affected population as well as the ability of a region to sustain itself during the slow process of recovery and reconstruction. As Newton (1997) notes, “disasters are not isolated from the social structure within which they occur; rather, they are social phenomena” (p. 219).

Citation

Galbraith, C.S. and Stiles, C.H. (2006), "Disasters and Entrepreneurship: A Short Review", Galbraith, C.S. and Stiles, C.H. (Ed.) Developmental Entrepreneurship: Adversity, Risk, and Isolation (International Research in the Business Disciplines, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 147-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1074-7877(06)05008-2

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