Innovation and entrepreneurship amidst coronavirus: a hybrid innovation network response

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Purpose 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. Design/methodology/approach 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. Findings 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. Originality/value This article serves as a case study for innovation network response during initial periods of a crisis such as COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalSouth Asian Journal of Business Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2021


  • coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • India
  • entrepeneurship
  • innovation ecosystem
  • emerging markets
  • crisis


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