Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Management, Technical and Vocational University (TVU), Tehran, Ira

3 Ph.D. student of Entrepreneurship, Tehran University of Tehran, Tehran; Iran



The small and medium entrepreneurs' and managers' main interest is to avoid the problems resulting from the economic and social crisis during COVID-19. One way to avoid these problems is to increase the organizations' resilience to achieve business performance. Resilience helps to business continuity and performance and also to social, economic, and cultural policymakers and planners. This study's aim investigates the impact of corporate resilience dimensions on performance in the food SMEs industry in Iran during the COVID-19 era. After reviewing the literature on organizational resilience (planned and adaptive) based on Porter's value chain, the effects of five dimensions (human resources, marketing, finance, supply chain management, and services) were assessed on corporate performance. Therefore, using the simple random sampling method, collected 95 questionnaires from food industry SMEs. SPSS 26 and SMART PLS 2.0 were used to analyze the data. The results of data analysis with Partial Least Squares (PLS) showed that all dimensions had a positive effect on corporate performance because all of the items had high t coefficients (t > 1.96). With GOF, the overall validation of the model is high. Appropriate changes in Porter’s value chain components (Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Supply Chain Management, and Services) under the COVID-19 influence have a positive effect on performance.


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