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We are pleased to host this extension at ESSEC Business School!

Strategies for Building Ecosystem Resilience: How Can Organisations and Networks Manage Adverse Events?

ESSEC Business School, Paris, France

September 15, 2022


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.

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Extension Organizers

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Raffaele Conti
ESSEC Business School
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Amit Kumar
University of Warwick
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Elisa Operti
ESSEC Business School

Tentative Schedule

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

13:00-14.15 Lunch

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