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Social Entrepreneurship and COVID-19: Impact, Challenges and Opportunities in Nigeria

Adelekan Saidi Adedeji (Dominican University, Nigeria)
Ojo James Olanipekun (Mountain Top University, Nigeria)

Entrepreneurship and Post-Pandemic Future

ISBN: 978-1-80117-903-4, eISBN: 978-1-80117-902-7

Publication date: 3 March 2022


The global pandemic has been an issue of concern to every nation of the world. The effect of COVID-19 on entrepreneurial activities has engendered a lot of discussions in existing and ongoing literature. This chapter investigates the challenges, impact and opportunities available to social entrepreneurs in the Nigerian context. The study revealed the role of social entrepreneurs and COVID-19 pandemic incidence and effect in Nigeria. The state mechanism is deemed an accelerator and a stimulus needed to eventually steer investment and economy growth, taking into account the Nigerian social challenges complexities and dynamism; the challenges are too immense to be handled efficiently by the government. The idea of development in the Nigerian context remains an area of learning, which has evolved as a sub-set of entrepreneurship practices and theories. Therefore, it is recommended that the Nigerian government programmes be structured to build enabling environments to promote highly enthusiastic social entrepreneurs who are imaginative and revolutionary in contributing positively to achieve better socio-economic results while encouraging social entrepreneurs' emergence.



Saidi Adedeji, A. and James Olanipekun, O. (2022), "Social Entrepreneurship and COVID-19: Impact, Challenges and Opportunities in Nigeria", Eniola, A.A. (Ed.) Entrepreneurship and Post-Pandemic Future, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 23-37.



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