Organizational resilience: Towards a theory and research agenda

Timothy J. Vogus, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

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Abstract

In this paper we outline the contours of a theory of organizational resilience as well as a research agenda. First, we identify how the notion of resilience has become increasingly important to all organizations and argue that organization theory currently does not reflect its importance. Second we reconcile varying definitions of resilience to create a definition of organizational resilience. Third, we identify the affective, cognitive, relational, and structural mechanisms constitutive of organizational resilience. Fourth, we develop research questions regarding the antecedents and mechanisms of resilience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
Pages3418-3422
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Oct 7 2007Oct 10 2007

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
ISSN (Print)1062-922X

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period10/7/0710/10/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

Cite this

Vogus, T. J., & Sutcliffe, K. M. (2007). Organizational resilience: Towards a theory and research agenda. In 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2007 (pp. 3418-3422). [4414160] (Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMC.2007.4414160