COVID-19 and the transformation of the business environment

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In this chapter, the editors introduce this book of valuable insights about
the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business environment from an Asian perspective. While some businesses in Asia have been swift to embrace the new normal, others have found the disruption to the traditional way of doing business challenging. Businesses have been struggling to respond, adapt, and thrive under the shadow of the unprecedented upheaval to the business environment that has forced them to rethink their strategies, processes, and operating models. There seems to be a consensus among business scholars and stakeholders that the continuous embrace of change and transformation of business models will assist businesses to sustain a long-term competitive advantage. The chapters in this book explore shifts in business innovation and strategies linked to the “new normal” of doing business during the pandemic, bringing to light issues, challenges, and opportunities that firms can expect
to face in their need to ensure sustainability post-pandemic and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOVID-19 and the Evolving Business Environment in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationThe Hidden Impact on the Economy, Business and Society
EditorsAndrei O. J. Kwok, Motoki Watabe, Sharon G. M. Koh
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789811927492
ISBN (Print)9789811927485
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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