We are pleased to host this extension at ESSEC Business School!
Why are some actors better able to sustain and rebound from adverse events than others? Effective responses and recovery processes are crucial to deal with adversities.
The purpose of this Extension, hosted by ESSEC Business School, is to shed light on what strategies and policies can facilitate resilience in the face of exogenous and systemic challenges. We focus on how organizations broadly conceived (for-profit firms, not-for-profit firms, social enterprises) and networks contribute to system resilience. Strategy scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds will be invited to take up the “grand challenge” of studying how organizations and networks can respond to adverse natural or social events (e.g., pandemics, natural disasters, recessions, migrations).
The program will feature a mix of panel and paper presentations (selected through the invitation of established scholars working on resilience) and structured interactions with practitioners presenting cases of successful business reactions to adverse events.
8.30-9.00 Welcome, registration, coffee and pastry
9.00-9:15 Welcome by the organising team and institution
9.15-9.45 Academic keynote
9.45-10.45 Paper panel I: Navigating healthcare challenges
10.45-11.00 Coffee break
11:00-12:00 Paper panel II: Economic downturns and resilient structures
12.00-13.00 Paper panel III: Natural disasters: prevention and consequences
14.15-15.15 Paper panel IV: Migrations and refugees
15.15-16.15 Editor panel: Management scholarship during crises:taking stock and moving forward
16.15-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.00 When academia meets practice: OECD, UNHCR, COVAX
17.00-18.00 Cocktail, idea dating and farewell