As recalled in the call for paper of the LAEMOS 2018 Sub-Theme 16, the centrality of resilience in contemporary managerial discourse is mostly related to the social, political, environmental and economic turmoil – organizational ‘jolts’ (Meyer, 1982) – to which organizations have been exposed during the past decades. In a world ‘becoming turbulent faster than organizations are becoming resilient’ (Hamel and Välikangas, 2003, p. 52), challenging conditions require resilient responses. To survive and prosper, organizations must transform jolts and shocks into new and resilient solutions (Ashmos and Huber, 1987), learning to recharge rather than to endure (e.g. Achor and Gielan, 2016). When organizations and their members are confronted with crises (e.g. Kahn et al., 2013; Mitchell, 2013; Xavier et al., 2014; Kossek and Perrigino, 2016; Kahn et al., 2017), economic distress (Klehe et al., 2012; Endo et al., 2015), and ‘ugly’ surprises (Weick and Sutcliffe, 2001; Hadida, 2009; Sutcliffe and Vogus, 2008; Buchanan and Denyer, 2013; Van der Vegt et al., 2015) the value of resilience increases. While most studies have emphasized the ‘bright side’ of resilience, some recent contributions have also unveiled its potential ‘dark side’ (Chamorro-Premuzic and Lusk, 2017). Starting from a systematic literature review, this paper delineates the diversity, contradictions and conflicts related to the heterogeneity of the disciplinary fields, metaphors and analogies used to discuss resilience. Later we develop implications for theory and practice.

“What does not kill you…”: A review and a dialectical (re)interpretation of organizational resilience / Giustiniano, Luca; Cunha, Miguel Pina E; Rego, Arménio. - (2018). ((Intervento presentato al convegno LAEMOS 2018 - Latin American and European Organization Studies Conference tenutosi a Buenos Aires, Argentina nel March 21-24, 2018.

“What does not kill you…”: A review and a dialectical (re)interpretation of organizational resilience

Luca, Giustiniano
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2018

Abstract

As recalled in the call for paper of the LAEMOS 2018 Sub-Theme 16, the centrality of resilience in contemporary managerial discourse is mostly related to the social, political, environmental and economic turmoil – organizational ‘jolts’ (Meyer, 1982) – to which organizations have been exposed during the past decades. In a world ‘becoming turbulent faster than organizations are becoming resilient’ (Hamel and Välikangas, 2003, p. 52), challenging conditions require resilient responses. To survive and prosper, organizations must transform jolts and shocks into new and resilient solutions (Ashmos and Huber, 1987), learning to recharge rather than to endure (e.g. Achor and Gielan, 2016). When organizations and their members are confronted with crises (e.g. Kahn et al., 2013; Mitchell, 2013; Xavier et al., 2014; Kossek and Perrigino, 2016; Kahn et al., 2017), economic distress (Klehe et al., 2012; Endo et al., 2015), and ‘ugly’ surprises (Weick and Sutcliffe, 2001; Hadida, 2009; Sutcliffe and Vogus, 2008; Buchanan and Denyer, 2013; Van der Vegt et al., 2015) the value of resilience increases. While most studies have emphasized the ‘bright side’ of resilience, some recent contributions have also unveiled its potential ‘dark side’ (Chamorro-Premuzic and Lusk, 2017). Starting from a systematic literature review, this paper delineates the diversity, contradictions and conflicts related to the heterogeneity of the disciplinary fields, metaphors and analogies used to discuss resilience. Later we develop implications for theory and practice.
Resilience; organizational theory; organizational design; organizational behavior; dialectics
“What does not kill you…”: A review and a dialectical (re)interpretation of organizational resilience / Giustiniano, Luca; Cunha, Miguel Pina E; Rego, Arménio. - (2018). ((Intervento presentato al convegno LAEMOS 2018 - Latin American and European Organization Studies Conference tenutosi a Buenos Aires, Argentina nel March 21-24, 2018.
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