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Community, Economy and COVID-19

Lessons from Multi-Country Analyses of a Global Pandemic

  • Addresses the highly topical theme of community well-being and the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Uses an established and integrative systemic framework

  • Provides perspectives across six continents from leading scholars in the field

Part of the book series: Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being (CQLWB)

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Antifragility Strategies: The Arbusta Case in COVID-19 Argentina

    • Liza Kharoubi Echenique, Jaqueline Pels
    Pages 31-48
  3. Disdain, Generosity, and Solidarity as Institutional Responses to COVID-19 in Brazil

    • Marcus Wilcox Hemais, João Felipe R. Sauerbronn, Ronan Torres Quintão, Eduardo Teixeira Ayrosa
    Pages 79-101
  4. Canada After COVID-19: A Flourishing Community for Everyone?

    • Stanley J. Shapiro, Julie Stanton
    Pages 103-118
  5. Colombia: Resilience and Well-Being in Response to COVID-19

    • Andrés Barrios, Marcos Ferreira Santos, Héctor Erlendi Godoy Hernández
    Pages 137-154
  6. Croatia: Assessing Resilience and Responses of Firms and Consumers During COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Dario Miočević, Ivana Kursan Milaković, Biljana Crnjak-Karanović, Mirela Mihić, Antonija Kvasina
    Pages 155-179
  7. Finnish Response to the First Wave of COVID-19 Accentuated Persuasion

    • Petteri Repo, Pia Polsa, Päivi Timonen
    Pages 181-203
  8. Ghana’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    • Charlene Ama Dadzie
    Pages 233-250
  9. The Pillars of Survival in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Indonesia

    • Primidya K. M. Soesilo, Fathony Rahman
    Pages 267-289
  10. Fighting COVID-19 in a Multicrisis Context: The Case of Lebanon

    • Georges Aoun, Karine Aoun Barakat
    Pages 291-304
  11. Loss of Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic in Mexico: A Public Policy Analysis Using a Systemic Approach

    • Luis Raúl Rodríguez-Reyes, Mireya Pasillas, Keren Camberos
    Pages 305-324
  12. COVID and New Zealand: An Outlier Case

    • Ben Wooliscroft, Sabeehuddin Hasan, Alexandra Ganglmair-Wooliscroft
    Pages 325-340
  13. COVID-19 Pandemic, Catalytic Institutions, and Consumer Well-Being: Evidence from Russia

    • Alexander Krasnikov, Vera Rebiazina, Svetlana Berezka
    Pages 367-388
  14. Battling COVID-19 Pandemic in a Densely Populated Island Nation: The Singapore Experience

    • May O. Lwin, Chitra Panchapakesan, Anita Sheldenkar, Edson Tandoc Jr, Hye Kyung Kim, Shanshan Yang et al.
    Pages 389-416

About this book

This volume explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health, safety, and socioeconomic well-being of community residents of selected countries around the world. It is built on an overarching framework of studying community well-being, applied here to the analyses of one of the most significant crises of our time. Most important are the lessons learned from the experiences in these countries – including insights and recommendations on how to mitigate future pandemics. Building on years of research, each chapter is written by an accomplished scholar with interests and expertise on various assessments of community well-being development in the country of study. The authors share cases and analyses, and highlight failures and successes; they offer sound policy recommendations on how to restore the health, safety, and multidimensional wellness of community residents, and how to decrease the likelihood and impact of future crises. Some of the policy recommendations in this multi-country compendium can be used to assist crisis prevention and recovery, beyond pandemics. The volume shows how the lessons learned and shared from community responses to the pandemic can provide critical and useful policy insights to shape best practices in mitigating other disasters like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, wars, riots, acts of domestic and international terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and industrial accidents. This is a must-read for researchers across the social sciences, health sciences, and management studies, and for government and non-government professionals involved in community health and well-being. 


  • Community Well-Being
  • Macromarketing
  • Crisis Management
  • Economic well-being
  • Community well-being and natural disasters
  • Public health policies and the pandemic
  • COVID vaccine trials
  • COVID and poverty
  • Economic crises and the pandemic

Editors and Affiliations

  • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, USA

    Clifford J. Shultz, II

  • William & Mary, Williamsburg, USA

    Don R. Rahtz

  • Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA

    M. Joseph Sirgy

About the editors

Clifford (Cliff) J. Shultz, II, is Professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair of Marketing in the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago and an International Fellow of the Harvard-Fulbright Economics Teaching Program. He received his PhD in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University. Prior to joining Loyola, Professor Shultz held an appointment as Professor and Marley Foundation Chair in the W. P. Carey School of Business and Morrison School of Agribusiness. He also has taught at the Columbia University Graduate Business School, University of Zagreb, University of Rijeka, Ho Chi Minh City Economics University and College of Marketing, Swedish School of Economics, University of Western Australia, University of Munich, etc. Professor Shultz has expertise on marketing, policy, and sustainable development in transforming economies, particularly the transitioning/recovering economies of Southeast Asia, the Balkans, Latin America and the Middle East. Dr. Shultz has served two terms as Editor of the Journal of Macromarketing, as President of the International Society of Markets and Development, President of the Macromarketing Society, and is currently on editorial and policy boards of several international journals. He has over 250 publications in various academic journals and other scholarly outlets. His books and special volumes include Consumption in Marketizing Economies (JAI Press); Marketing Contributions to Democratization and Socioeconomic Development (Sveucilišna knjinica); Marketing and Consumer Behavior in East and South-East Asia (McGraw-Hill); Handbook of Markets and Economies: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand (Routledge). Professor Shultz has received several awards for his scholarly contributions, including Fulbright appointments, fellowships, outstanding article and best paper awards, honors for outstanding contributions to research, numerous grants, faculty researcher of the year, faculty teacher of the year, etc. He has been invited to lecture, to make research presentations at universities and research institutes, and to counsel governments, NGOs and businesses on six continents.

Don R. Rahtz is a marketing /marketing communications researcher (Ph.D., Virginia Tech) and is the J.S. Mack Professor of Marketing at William and Mary School of Business. His expertise is in integrated marketing communication programs, international competitive intelligence, cultural intelligence, marketing research, survey methodology, analysis, situational awareness, and market assessment. He has had a particular interest in Quality of Life (QoL), environmental issues, economic sustainable development, transitional economies, business/community interface evaluation, and health systems. He has served as the Editor of The Marketing Educator and on the Editorial Review Boards of The Journal of Health Care Marketing and The Journal of Business Psychology. Presently, he serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Macromarketing and The Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life. He is a regular reviewer for many of the international conferences and journals in the marketing (e.g., Academy of Marketing Science) and quality of life areas (e.g. Social Indicators Research). He has traveled and worked extensively in the developing and transitional world and acted as a consultant to businesses in both the public and private sectors concerning the above topics. Professor Rahtz has a number of publications on these topics in books, academic journals, and the popular press. His work has appeared in The Journal of Advertising, Journal of Health Care Marketing, Journal of Macromarketing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Business Research, The Journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life and Social Indicators Research. He has been active in promoting the Quality of Life (QOL) field of study in a variety of disciplines and is a founding member of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) where he has served on the Executive Board in a number of positions and had served as the Vice-President of Programs for over a decade. In 2010 he received the Distinguished Service Award from ISQOLS for his dedicated service to the organization and field. He has served continuously as a Board Member of the Macromarketing Society of nearly two decades and served as the Vice-President of Programs for the society for a decade. He has a long relationship with the International Society of Markets and Development (ISMD) and currently serves on their board.

M. Joseph (Joe) Sirgy is a management psychologist (Ph.D., UMass) and the Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has published extensively in the area of marketing, business ethics, and quality of life (QOL). He co-founded the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) in 1995, served as its Executive Director/Treasurer from 1995 to 2011, and as Development Co-Director (2011-present). In 1998, he received the Distinguished Fellow Award from ISQOLS. In 2003, ISQOLS honored him as the Distinguished QOL Researcher for research excellence and a record of lifetime achievement in QOL research. He also served as President of the Academy of Marketing Science (2002-04) from which he received the Distinguished Fellow Award in the early 1990s and the Harold Berkman Service Award in 2007 (lifetime achievement award for serving the marketing professoriate). In the early 2000s, he helped co-found the Macromarketing Society and the Community Indicators Consortium and has served as a board member of these two professional associations. He co-founded the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life, the official journal of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, in 2005, and has served as co-founding editor (1995-present). He also served editor of the QOL section in the Journal of Macromarketing (1995-2016). He received the Virginia Tech’s Pamplin Teaching Excellence Award/Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award and University Certificate of Teaching Excellence in 2008. In 2010, ISQOLS honored him for excellence and lifetime service to the society. In 2010 he won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Happiness Studies for his theory of the balanced life; in 2011, he won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Travel Research for his goal theory of leisure travel satisfaction. In 2012 he was awarded the EuroMed Management Research Award for outstanding achievements and groundbreaking contributions to well-being and quality-of-life research. In 2019 the Macromarketing Society honored him with the Robert W. Nason Award for extraordinary and sustained contributions to the field of Macromarketing. He is currently serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Macromarketing (2020-present). He also was the editor of ISQOLS/Springer book series on International Handbooks in QOL (2008-15), Community QOL Indicators: Best Cases (2004-15), Applied Research in QOL: Best Practices (2008-12). He is currently the co-editor of Springer book series on Human Well-Being and Policy Making (2015-present).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Community, Economy and COVID-19

  • Book Subtitle: Lessons from Multi-Country Analyses of a Global Pandemic

  • Editors: Clifford J. Shultz, II, Don R. Rahtz, M. Joseph Sirgy

  • Series Title: Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98151-8Published: 24 August 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98154-9Due: 07 September 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98152-5Published: 23 August 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2520-1093

  • Series E-ISSN: 2520-1107

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 666

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Quality of Life Research, Social Work and Community Development, Well-Being, Public Administration

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Hardcover Book USD 219.99
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