Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Entrepreneurs' resilience and well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic

    15/06/2021 13:00 - Europe/Athens
    HE / MSCA
    Spain, SEVILLA
    Universidad Pablo de Olavide
    Department of Business Administration and Marketing

The Pablo de Olavide University in Seville offers positions for researchers willing to implement a 2-3 years project based in Spain within the framework of the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowships programme (MSCA-PF-2021). All top candidates having the approval of a supervisor at UPO will have the possibility of receiving specialized training in writing a successful proposal for the next MSCA-PF call. You can apply if at the time of the call deadline for the submission of MSCA-PF proposals (September, 2021): 1) you are in the possession of a PhD and you have not obtained your PhD more than 8 years ago; 2) you comply with the mobility rule of the MSCA; 3) you choose the Pablo de Olavide University as your Host Institution. We will be happy to support highly qualified candidates who are interested in any area of our research and are eligible for the MSCA funding. Please contact us by email to get all the details about available scientific supervisors and the procedure to benefit from the training on proposal writing.

Brief description of the Centre / Research Group:

The Department is organized into the main Academic Areas, Business Organization and Marketing and Market Research, from which the signatures delivered by a teacher taught in different faculties are shown. Our management is carried out through various commissions, and we have representation on the Board of the Faculty of Business Sciences and in the University Cloister of the University.

The teaching staff of the Department carries out an intense research activity that is articulated through Research Projects. In addition, we regularly publish Working Papers with our work in progress, and we hold numerous research seminars.

Project description:

Supporting Entrepreneurship during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Global Study of Entrepreneurs' Resilience and Well-being

The importance of the mental well-being of the small business owners and self-employed who constitute the backbone of our economies is rarely acknowledged. When these entrepreneurs feel well, they are more persistent, productive and innovative, and their businesses perform better. This is why; analyzing their well-being is of utmost relevance.

The Covid-19 pandemic threatens entrepreneurs’ mental well-being and their businesses in unprecedented ways. Understanding how they can successfully navigate the current Covid-19 crisis requires understanding their resilience - the process of adapting positively to adversity.

This includes how entrepreneurs handle the uncertainty and stress produced by this crisis to protect their mental well-being and keep their businesses alive; or potentially innovate and change their businesses to emerge even stronger.

This global study is generating new theoretical and practical insights about the resilience processes that enable entrepreneurs to navigate crises successfully. We study entrepreneurs’ and their business and personal responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in 31 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK and USA.

Entrepreneurs participating in the study receive immediate personalized feedback on their resources to cope with stress; and we are sharing emerging insights with them to enhance their well-being and resilience; and develop policy recommendations. We have already sent two papers to the Academy of Management and Babson Conferences that have been accepted and have one paper under Revision in a Q1 Journal based on our findings.


Applications: Documents to be submitted by applicants:

  • CV
  • Brief research proposal describing how the candidate could contribute to our project based on his/her capabilities, knowledge and expertise.


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