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COVID-19: How community businesses in England struggled to respond to their communities’ needs (2021)
Journal Article
Gardner, M., Webber, D. J., Parry, G., & Bradley, P. (2021). COVID-19: How community businesses in England struggled to respond to their communities’ needs. Local Economy, 36(6), 524-540. https://doi.org/10.1177/02690942211056034

Economic policies tend to downplay social and community considerations in favour of market-led and business-focussed support. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for greater and deeper social cohesion and local social support networks while hi... Read More about COVID-19: How community businesses in England struggled to respond to their communities’ needs.

Helping ensure survival: Digitally enhanced advanced services in community businesses (2021)
Report
Bradley, P., Gardner, M., Parry, G., & Webber, D. (in press). Helping ensure survival: Digitally enhanced advanced services in community businesses. Repository: Power to Change and DEAS

This study arose out of a three-year longitudinal study exploring the values held by community business leaders and how these values impact on the financial and social sustainability of their businesses. The final wave of interviews with leaders took... Read More about Helping ensure survival: Digitally enhanced advanced services in community businesses.