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Innovation & Management Review (INMR) is pleased to invite papers for a Special Issue on “Exploring the Resilience & Innovation Nexus – a Call for Interdisciplinary Research”. This Special Issue will accept articles mainly on the following but non-exhaustive potential topics:

  • What is the role of business model innovation in response to crises?
  • How is innovation supporting sustainable transitions in response to weather-related crises?
  • How do supply chain disruptions affect communities and businesses in the context of crises?
  • What makes some organizations more successful in responding and recovering from crises?
  • How can social innovations contribute to building community resilience in the context of of crises?
  • How do firms’ resilience impact a community’s ability to recover from crises?

Guest editors from GRI will include:

  • Larissa Marchiori Pacheco, PhD, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Global Resilience Institute
  • Elizabeth M. Moore, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Director of Strategic Education and Research Collaboration – D’Amore McKim School of Business and Global Resilience Institute
  • Robin K. White, PhD, Executive Director for Research, Global Resilience Institute

Overview of Theme:

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 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.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

View Special Issue information and submission guidelines here.


About Innovation & Management Review:

Innovation & Management Review (INMR) is an academic, peer-reviewed journal related to applied science in the field of innovation and management. Published by Emerald on behalf of Universidade de São Paulo. INMR is a quarterly publication organised by the Business department of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. INMR’s main objectives are: to disseminate the intellectual production in the field of technological, organisational and market innovation, stimulating creative academic and research contributions; to do its share in increasing the knowledge production of the academic and professional communities related to applied sciences in the field of innovation; to serve as a proper channel to spread conceptual and methodological advances and experiences of innovation in modern society; and to encourage the dissemination of knowledge that promotes new studies and new theoretical and empirical formulations for the field of innovation.