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Innovation and entrepreneurship amidst coronavirus: a hybrid innovation network response

Sreevas Sahasranamam (Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)

South Asian Journal of Business Studies

ISSN: 2398-628X

Article publication date: 10 February 2021

Issue publication date: 27 April 2021




This article aims to discuss adaptation of innovation network during crisis, using the context of an Indian state’s response during early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The article is based on a combination of data from public sources and interviews with entrepreneurs and innovators from an Indian state obtained during the period January–May 2020.


A hybrid innovation network approach with low barriers between the triple helix agents and a non-linear approach to innovation shaped the response of an Indian state toward the pandemic.


This article serves as a case study for innovation network response during initial periods of a crisis such as COVID-19.



Sahasranamam, S. (2021), "Innovation and entrepreneurship amidst coronavirus: a hybrid innovation network response", South Asian Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 10 No. 2, pp. 265-271.



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