Editor in Chief: Moacir de Miranda Oliveira Junior, PhD (FEA-USP)
Academic research and practice has shown so far that resilience is a desirable characteristic of an organization. Resilience can be understood as an organization’s capacity to adaptively respond and recover, as well as to create innovative ways of doing business when experiencing duress as an outcome of unexpected events and abrupt changes (Linnenluecke, 2017). Despite initial empirical findings (e.g., Bristow & Healy, 2018), little has been explored on the role of innovation in promoting resilience for businesses and societies at large.
In this special issue, we will focus on the research around the intersections of resilience and innovation within the management literature. The COVID-19 global pandemic exposed many communities’ and businesses’ lack of resilience throughout the world, illuminating the pressing need to explore how innovation, both at the organizational and societal levels, can support – or undermine – attempts to build resilience in the long run. Additionally, we expect to include research on how different types of innovation can support or hinder this process and what capabilities, resources, and other characteristics can be the key for successful organizations and thriving communities.
We call for novel research which investigates the innovation and resilience nexus, seeking interdisciplinary research on the realm of innovation and management across different levels of analysis. Research from related disciplines such as social sciences, political science, or economics are welcomed as long as they concurrently address the issues of resilience and innovation.
Leader: Larissa Marchiori Pacheco, PhD (Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University)
Co-Leader: Robin K. White, PhD (Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University)
Co-Leader: Kristin Brandl, PhD (University of Victoria, Canada)