The Coronavirus Outbreak

Return to the #84 Newsletter

Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, COVID-19 has disrupted just about every facet of daily life. Not only have the economy, health systems, business activity and company stocks been affected by the virus; for many even the daily ritual of going to the office has been halted!

Business and economic leaders are dealing with unprecedent levels of disruption and uncertainty. Even though it’s hard to stay calm, carry on and remain optimistic, especially when human lives are involved, we should focus on the opportunities for innovation that every crisis creates. This is a time for people to take more risks, center on what really matters, and embrace the opportunity to lead.

By taking proactive steps now, businesses could be in a more secure position to stay strong and recover faster once the crisis subsides. Experts agree that a robust developed crisis response capability at all levels is required to ensure the efficient management of incidents in order to minimize associated negative impacts.

The Library understands that access to information is crucial to provide a perspective on the current situation. Here we offer a range of useful resources for learning how to be resilient in the face of this and any other global threat. Stay safe!

1. Analysts’ Covid-19 Reports on Business & Industries Impact

Understand the COVID-19 outbreak, its impact and initial implications for specific sectors. Some highlighted reports:

Find analysis on the Coronavirus impact on industries and consumers.

– Mapping the Effects of Coronavirus on Consumer Health
– Short and long term effects of COVID-19 on industries and consumers
– The Impact of Coronavirus on Home Care
– The Impact of Coronavirus on Hot Drinks
– The Impact of the Coronavirus on the Airline Industry

ThomsonOne Research (Remember! It only Works in Internet Explorer!)
Go to Screening & Analysis> Research to retrieve industry and company analyst reports from renowned financial analysts such as:

– Barclays. European Banks Capital at Risk from Covid-19
– Deutsche Bank. Covid-19 update: Potential scenario for European Hotels
– GlobalData. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Executive Briefing
– HSBC Global Research. Covid-19 in Europe
– JP Morgan. COVID 19 Europe
– Morgan Stanley. Sustainability: Covid-19 effects on employees, productivity and corporate reputation

2. IESE Faculty Analysis

Articles, reports, webminars, etc. by IESE faculty responding to the Covid-19 outbreak and its impact on business.

IESE Insight. Covid-19 Resources to Navigate the Crisis

3. White Papers on Covid-19 and Business & Industry Impact

BCG COVID-19 and the New Leadership Agenda

Deloitte. Combating COVID-19 with resilience

Kantar. The Global Impact of Covid-19

KPGM. Embedding Resilience
A guide to the business implications of COVID-19.

KPGM Understanding the Implications of COVID-19 for Private Companies (PDF 382 KB)

McKinsey Co. Coronavirus: Leading Through the Crisis
Insights on how organizations can respond, and what happens next

McKinsey COVID-19: Implications for business

Moody’s. Coronavirus Effects
The economic and trade disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak has spread from the APAC region to the rest of the world. The impact on economies, sectors and issuer credit profiles will depend on the severity and duration of the crisis.

Morningstar’s View: The Impact of Coronavirus on the Economy

Morningstar. Coronavirus Economic Impact on Industries and Markets: The Latest
A look at how the coronavirus is rattling the markets and what investors can do to navigate it.

S&P Global. COVID-19 Coverage
This collection of content includes our analyses and insights on how COVID-19 may impact public health, the global economy, and commodity markets as the situation develops.

Politico. Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How
A crisis on this scale can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. Here are 34 big thinkers’ predictions for what’s to come.

PWC COVID 19: information on how you can prepare your organisation and respond

4. Analyst Reports on Technology

Find analysis of technology impact on Business such as:

Research on technology applied to business to overcome the pandemic.

5. Analyst Reports on Marketing

WARC. Marketing in the COVID-19 crisis

6. International Organizations & Analysts’ Economic Reports

World Health Organization. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic

EC. Coronavirus Response

EIU. Coronavirus Hub

IMF. The IMF and COVID19 (Coronavirus)


ThomsonOne Research (Only Works in Internet Explorer!)
Go to Screening & Analysis> Research to retrieve Investing/Economic analyst reports from renowned financial analysts such as:

– Deutsche Bank. Economics Special Report. Impact of Covid-19 on the Global Economy: Beyond the Abyss
– HSBC Global Economics Quarterly: Shockdown
– JP Morgan Stay Safe and Think Long Term
– Oxford Economics Research Country Economic Forecasts
– UBS European Economic Perspectives. Europe: Assessing the Macro Fallout of Covid-19

WEF Covid-19

Wiley. World Economic Prospects Monthly Oxford Economics

World Bank on Covid19

7. Statistics on Coronavirus

Statista contains facts and insights on several Coronavirus topics such as:

8. Articles & Expert Briefings on Coronavirus

Business Source Ultimate

Emerald Articles & Expert Briefings

9. Track COVID-19 Related Business News

Factiva. Novel Coronavirus

The New York Times. The Coronavirus Outbreak

10. Research News & Funding

Exlibris Research Professional News website

Exlibris. Highlighted Funding Opportunities
The Ex Libris Research Professional and Pivot® funding services are providing free access to a list of select funding opportunities related to combatting the coronavirus and COVID-19.