WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics
Print ISSN: 1109-9526, E-ISSN: 2224-2899
Volume 20, 2023
The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic Situation on the Perception of the Type of Risks Albanian SMEs Face (Case Study – SME’s in the Southern Region of Albania)
Authors: Lorenc Kociu, Alban Korbi
Abstract: Albanian SMEs faced unforeseen difficulties during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic. This type of situation, unprecedented before, caused many problems in areas such as the management of activities, liquidity, human capital, sales, marketing, etc. This paper highlights the fact that during this pandemic period, Albanian SMEs felt the need to understand the most important risks that their activities face under these circumstances. The empirical study of this paper was based on the data collected to a structured questionnaire, to identify the perception of the type of risks Albanian SMEs face. Qualitative data collected by SMEs in the southern region of Albania were used for the successful realization of this study. These data were processed with the help of the statistical software SPSS v.21, using logistic regression. As a result, it was concluded that Albanian SMEs have preferences in the perception of some special types of risk that their activities face.
Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Albania, SME, risk, SPSS, logistic regression, perception, Southern region
DOI: 10.37394/23207.2023.20.30WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics, ISSN / E-ISSN: 1109-9526 / 2224-2899, Volume 20, 2023, Art. #30