Policy Press

The Resilient Entrepreneur

Lessons from the London Riots

By Rachel Doern

Published

Sep 1, 2024

Page count

120 pages

ISBN

978-1529201178

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

Sep 1, 2024

Page count

120 pages

ISBN

978-1529201192

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

What makes entrepreneurs more or less resilient to adversity?

Drawing on longitudinal data collected by the author on the 2011 London riots and their impact on small businesses and entrepreneurs, this illuminating case study focuses on the concept of resilience and adaptation in an entrepreneurial context.

It brings together different strands of literature, from resilience and adaptation to crisis management, and across multiple fields of study including management, geography and psychology, to provide an accessible overview of resilience research.

This novel study offers invaluable lessons and interventions for entrepreneurs, managers and other stakeholders.

Rachel Doern is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths University.

PART ONE

Why is it important to look at the resilience of entrepreneurs now?

A history of resilience research

PART TWO

Instigating factors around the riots

Responses to the London riots

Recovery responses

PART THREE

Lessons on resilience for the entrepreneur

Lessons on resilience for the business

Lessons on resilience for the greater community