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Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: what builds organizational resilience capacity?

Anna Matysek-Jędrych (Department of International Competitiveness, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznan, Poland)
Katarzyna Mroczek-Dąbrowska (Department of International Competitiveness, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznan, Poland)
Aleksandra Kania (Department of International Competitiveness, Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poznan, Poland)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 26 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has severely disrupted businesses around the world. To address the impact of operational and strategic business disruptions, this paper contributes to the practice of a firm's management in terms of identifying the determinants of organizational resilience (OR) and creating a hierarchical model of the potential sources of a firm's adaptive capability.

Design/methodology/approach

A novel research framework integrating Pareto analysis, grey theory and total interpretive structural modeling (TISM) has been applied to, first, identify the sources of a company's resilience and, second, to determine contextual relations among these sources of OR.

Findings

The findings of the survey highlight three primary sources that allow companies to build companies' resilience: access to financial resources, digitization level and supply chain (SC) collaboration. The authors' model shows that resilience cannot be viewed as a particular feature but rather as a dynamic intertwined network of different co-dependent sources.

Research limitations/implications

The proposed hierarchical model indicates that the most crucial sources of company's resilience in the recent pandemic are access to financial resources, digitization level and SC collaboration.

Originality/value

The study takes an original investigation on cognitive grounds, touching on the problem of firms' resilience to the unique nature of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The study also represents one of the few attempts to use integrated Pareto analysis, grey theory and TISM to examine this critical area of firm management.

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Acknowledgements

This contribution draws on the final results of the “Determinants of company’s adaptability to crisis situation - the case of COVID-19” project. The project was co-financed by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange within the Urgency Grants program.

Citation

Matysek-Jędrych, A., Mroczek-Dąbrowska, K. and Kania, A. (2022), "Beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: what builds organizational resilience capacity?", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-06-2022-0948

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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