ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM COVID-19 INTERVENTION MEASURES AND ENTREPRENEURIAL EMERGENCY: A STUDY OF ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA

ENTREPRENEURIAL
ECOSYSTEM COVID-19
INTERVENTION MEASURES AND
ENTREPRENEURIAL
EMERGENCY: A STUDY OF
ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA
Chinazor Franca, OBI
Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo,
Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
ladyfranca8@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
The study empirically determines the extent
the Nigeria Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (EES)
COVID-19 Intervention Measures (IM) has
impacted the entrepreneurial emergency
(EE) with special reference to Small and
Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the South-
East Geopolitical Zone in Nigeria. Data was
collected through an online questionnaire to
the SMEs that is not up to five years of age.
From the 11140 population, a sample of 780
SMEs new firms was sampled. Out of which
530 were used for the analysis. Structural
equation model was used for the analysis.
The findings suggest that the emergence of
the entrepreneurship in Nigeria is strongly
contingent on the quality of EES, hence, the
majority of the COVID-19 EES IM impacts on
EE. The financial support, business support
and government policy support has a
significant
positive
impact
while
infrastructure negatively impacts on EE. The
study support other previous findings. The
study, therefore, suggests that the
government should boost and ensure the
adequate utilization of the COVID-19 IM to
support entrepreneurial emergency in
Nigeria.
Keywords: COVID-19, Entrepreneurial Eco-
System, Intervention Measures,
Entrepreneurial Emergency

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