CORONAVIRUS: How Will It Impact Business in Canada? And What Happens Next?

For businesses and the economy, this is all new territory
Friday Mar 20, 2020 1:00 PM EDT
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The coming weeks will be unprecedented in Canada as companies, schools and stores close, cities shut down, and people stay (and work) at home—all to flatten the curve of coronavirus.

For businesses and the economy, this is all new territory. What do companies need to know now? And how can they adapt to the new reality?

This webinar, presented by Smith Business Insight and Queen’s Executive Education, offers an in-depth look at the immediate and long-term impacts of coronavirus on Canada. Featuring Smith finance professor Wei Wang, strategy and governance professor Scott Carson, and organizational behaviour professor Kate Rowbotham.

Participants will learn:

• What steps companies need to take to adapt over the next few months

• The biggest risks that businesses will face

• The long-term implications of coronavirus on the economy

• How government can help firms right now

• How to work with employees and keep them engaged

• Strategic opportunities that may be available to businesses coming out of the crisis

• Whether we can expect a quick recovery (or not)

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