COVID-19 Pandemic and the Socio-Economic Wellbeing of Workers, Organisations and People: the Loss of One is the Gain of Others (a Multiple Perspective Analysis-MPA)

Michael Sunday Agba, Stephen I. Ocheni, Daniel Chi Jr. Chukwurah

Abstract


Purpose/objective: the study is a multiple-perspective analysis adopted to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workers, organisations and people in terms of losses and gains. The paper is, therefore, an attempt to present a balance argumentative view of the implications of COVID-19 pandemic on the society, public organizations, and the private sector, community and family settings. Existing scholarships located in journals and other outlets tend to count the pains caused by the pandemic without looking at some gains like the strengthening of family and community ties and relationships, religious revolution, revival and awakening (affirmation of right spiritual values); increase in scientific and social researches and publications; more academics papers by faculty; the boosting of online education economy, awakening the need to prioritize governmental budgeting to address key areas like the health sector.

Design/Methodology/Approach: the paper adopts a descriptive research design involving content analysis. A multiple-perspective analysis (MPA) which avoids a one-sided analysis, was adopted in the study.

Findings: the findings reveal that society, individuals, the public and private sectors can profit from the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 despite the obvious negatives implications of the pandemic.

Originality/Contributions: the study is original for providing a paradigm shift from the one-sided prevailing debate of analyzing the economic, manpower losses, and social pains of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study has, therefore contributed to knowledge by filling the existing gap-in-literature. The study has theoretical, policy and empirical implications and relevance.


Keywords


COVID-19 Pandemic; lockdown; spread; losses; gains

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18662/po/11.2/154

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