Author(s): Grigorios L. Kyriakopoulos
Abstract: In an era of economic recession and the divulged threats of COVID-19 pandemic in the world a highly impacting socio-economic activity is the education sector. The operational difficulties of companies and organizations, as well as the closure of universities, schools, training courses, are all affecting the entrepreneurial and the learning progress on using workers time and learners facilities to develop their knowledge and to build up their skills. In particular, free time of institutions’ closure can become a golden opportunity for learning and progresses in virtual education while adopting e-learning modes of information technology (IT) and supporting the distribution of knowledge and information for training and education. Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak only few studies have been devoted on studying the impact of cultural characteristics, economic situations, skills and knowledge on the development and the wider human wellbeing. At this study the literature production of economic development was investigated in the light of the ignored, but critically important, issue of globalized inclination to acquire knowledge and skills. All essential aspects of economic systems and economic development within the COVID-19 era were approached, quantified, and graphically valuated, in the light of the following fields of literature search: “dynamic economic systems”, “economic development”, “knowledge skills”, and “globalization”. The measurable indicators of comparing these results were that of: chronological, geographical, languages of reports’ written, subject areas, and keywords, accordingly. Besides, the three domains of technology, environment – ecology, and socio-economics were conveyed, while the key-determinants of knowledge and skills acquisition were also analyzed. From a managerial point of view the simultaneous affection of cultural characteristics, economic simulations, skills and knowledge aspects were considered as positive and significant, thus, supporting managers to better understand the necessities of IT development and managing a highly qualified workforce to shift the thread of the COVID-19 era while performing feasible learning management to solidify workers’ education through formal and in-house education.
Keywords: dynamic modeling, economic development, knowledge and learning, skills’ acquisition, COVID-19, technology, migration policies, environment, ecology,
DOI: 10.37394/23207.2021.18.125WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-9526 / 2224-2899, Volume 18, 2021, Art. #125