The role of organizational resilience enabling firms to respond to adversity and survive has become ever more critical in the wake of an increasingly unpredictable external environment. Yet, while we understand the importance of resilience in responding to a major adversity, we have little appreciation for how firms are affected and react when facing multiple adversities over time, or how multilevel factors might impose on this process. These are crucial issues given that adversities are not necessarily single, isolated, or infrequent episodes. By studying a long-established family firm in the United Kingdom that experienced four major adversities, we identify the process that enabled it not only to survive but also to thrive. In this qualitative study, we introduce the notion of organizational fortitude to describe the approach that a firm develops to cope with the challenges of multiple unexpected adversities and highlight how multilevel factors combine to foster organizational fortitude.

(2023). Rising Every Time We Fall: Organizational Fortitude and Response to Adversities [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/243629

Rising Every Time We Fall: Organizational Fortitude and Response to Adversities

Rondi, Emanuela;De Massis, Alfredo;Nordqvist, Mattias
2023-04-25

Abstract

The role of organizational resilience enabling firms to respond to adversity and survive has become ever more critical in the wake of an increasingly unpredictable external environment. Yet, while we understand the importance of resilience in responding to a major adversity, we have little appreciation for how firms are affected and react when facing multiple adversities over time, or how multilevel factors might impose on this process. These are crucial issues given that adversities are not necessarily single, isolated, or infrequent episodes. By studying a long-established family firm in the United Kingdom that experienced four major adversities, we identify the process that enabled it not only to survive but also to thrive. In this qualitative study, we introduce the notion of organizational fortitude to describe the approach that a firm develops to cope with the challenges of multiple unexpected adversities and highlight how multilevel factors combine to foster organizational fortitude.
articolo
25-apr-2023
Smith, Celina; Rondi, Emanuela; DE MASSIS, Alfredo Vittorio; Nordqvist, Nils Folke Mattias
(2023). Rising Every Time We Fall: Organizational Fortitude and Response to Adversities [journal article - articolo]. In JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/243629
File allegato/i alla scheda:
File Dimensione del file Formato  
JOM_Smith, Rondi, De Massis, Nordqvist.pdf

Solo gestori di archivio

Versione: postprint - versione referata/accettata senza referaggio
Licenza: Licenza default Aisberg
Dimensione del file 3.03 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
3.03 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Aisberg ©2008 Servizi bibliotecari, Università degli studi di Bergamo | Terms of use/Condizioni di utilizzo

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/10446/243629
Citazioni
  • Scopus 6
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 5
social impact