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Blending resilience and sustainability: Business success in an unpredictable world

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 12 January 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds impartial comments and places the article in context.

Findings

Organizations have often been defined as complex social systems that must possess an ability to adjust and morph in response to their competitive environment. Learning is essential to compete and thrive. The business world in which firms operate in is both volatile and uncertain. Economic shocks are seemingly becoming ever more frequent, and the effects of globalization remain ongoing. Such factors guarantee that the current unpredictability is not going anywhere soon. Only companies that are resilient can hope to conquer the many tough challenges that will confront them.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2015), "Blending resilience and sustainability: Business success in an unpredictable world", Strategic Direction, Vol. 31 No. 1, pp. 6-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/SD-10-2014-0153

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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