Multidimensionality of the Pandemic Crisis and Its Consequences

Stanislaw Marciniak, Jan Boguski, Wieslawa Zaloga
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXV, Issue 4, 74-87, 2022
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3068


Purpose: The impact of the SARS COV-19 coronavirus pandemic on the basic areas of functioning of the state and society. Design/ Methodology/Approach: The authors hypothesise that the pandemic caused a crisis in various areas of the state, economy and society. The methodology is based on the analysis of domestic and foreign literature and on the proposal of a model that includes the key areas strongly affected by the pandemic. Basic literature on pandemic, management and crisis theory was used. Findings: The hypothesis was proven right. The pandemic has affected various areas of social, cultural, healthcare, demographic, economic, educational, scientific and technological activity. The estimates of the model indicate that its impact may last for years, still causing negative effects. Practical implications: the analysis of the collected material proves that the pandemic will create crises in various spheres of social and public life in the future – which indicates the need to include them in plans and action strategies with a focus on building various future development scenarios. The aforementioned studies indicate the need to look for families of crises that form clusters which are easier to solve. Originality/Value: The analysis of the collected material proves that pandemic crises may become a catalyst for changes in generating new technologies and lifestyle changes among the population, while influencing the population's attitudes. The paper presents a multidimensional model of crisis situation analysis.

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