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The Search For Understanding Organizational Resilience

Table 2:

Author Discipline/Area Focus Content of Focus
Robb (2000) Business Management Subsystems (integrated by resilient organizations) Performance System Adaptation System
Fiksel (2003) Environmental Science & System Theory Major system characteristics (contributing to resilience) DiversityEfficiency AdaptabilityCohesion
Westrum (2006) System Theory Concepts (included by resilience) AvoidanceSurvival Recovery
McManus, Seville, Brunsden and Vargo (2007) Risk & Emergency & Crisis Management Attributes of organizational resilience Situation AwarenessAdaptive Capacity Management of Keystone Vulnerability
Madni and Jackson (2009) System Theory Faces of resilience AvoidAdapt WithstandRecover
Ponomarov and Holcomb (2009) Supply Chain Management Elements of resilience Readiness and preparednessResponse and adaptation Recovery or adjustment
Somers (2009) Crisis Management Factors (thateffectively measure organizational resilience) Goal-directed solution seekingRisk avoidanceCritical situational understanding Ability of team members to fill multiple rolesDegree of reliance on information sourcesAccess to resources
Erol et al. (2010) Business Management Key characteristics and attributes of enterprise resilience AgilityFlexibility AdaptabilityConnectivity
Lengnick-Hall et al. (2011) Human Resource Management Dimensions of organizational resilience Cognitive DimensionConceptual orientationConstructive sense-makingContextual DimensionPsychological safetyDiffused power and accountabilityDeep social capitalBroad resource networks Behavioural DimensionLearned resourcefulnessOriginal/unscripted agilityPractical habitsBehavioural preparedness
Mafabi et al. (2012) Business & Strategic Management Elements of organizational resilience Organisational adaptationOrganisational value Organisational competitiveness
Boin and Van Eeten (2013) Public & Business Management Characteristics of a resilient organization High technical competenceA clear awareness of core events An elaborate set of procedures and practices A formal structure (that can be transformed into a decentralized, team-based approach to problem-solving)A ‘culture of reliability’
De Oliveira Teixeira and Werther (2013) Strategic & Business Management Key dimensions of resilience Leadership and followership interplayOpen organizational culture Strategic planningMaking innovation a way of life
Pal et al. (2014) Business & Finance Management Enablers of resilience Assets & ResourcefulnessMaterialFinancialSocialNetworkIntangibleDynamic CompetitivenessFlexibilityRedundancyRobustnessNetworking Learning and CultureLeadership-Top Management Decision-MakingCollectiveness and sense-makingEmployee well-being
Seville, Opstal and Vargo (2015) Business Management Principles of a resilient organization Adaptive CapacityLeaders people want to followLearning organizationBuilding social capital Resilience as a team sportOperational excellenceSee the Opportunities
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