Impact of COVID-19 on Nepalese Small and Medium Enterprises

Authors

  • Jeetendra Dangol Tribhuvan University, Nepal
  • Sunil Chitrakar Visiting Faculty, FOML, Nepal Open University
  • Kee-Seon Yoo School of Management and Economics, Hangdong Global University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jbssr.v5i2.35230

Keywords:

business challenges, firm’s response, government and social response

Abstract

This study seeks to explore the impact of COVID-19 on Nepalese SMEs. This study is based on 41 respondents from Nepalese SMEs, conducted in the first two weeks of August 2020. The questionnaires are developed in 4-point Likert scale on five major areas: current business challenges, firm’s respond to COVID-19, social response, SMEs’ perception on post COVID-19 and government’s response to COVID-19. The questionnaires are pretested for content validity and found internal consistency of instruments. The study used mean, standard deviation, and match t-test. The Nepalese SMEs give importance to social response, followed by firm’s response to COVID-19 and current business challenges. However, Nepalese SMEs are unsatisfied with the government’s response to COVID-19 and the role of government is inevitable in safeguarding SMEs.

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Author Biographies

Jeetendra Dangol, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Associate Professor, Faculty of Management

Kee-Seon Yoo, School of Management and Economics, Hangdong Global University

Dean and Professor 

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Published

2020-12-31

How to Cite

Dangol, J., Chitrakar, S., & Yoo, K.-S. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on Nepalese Small and Medium Enterprises. Journal of Business and Social Sciences Research, 5(2), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3126/jbssr.v5i2.35230

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