Organization Theory Review (OTR)

Building Sustainable Organizational Resilience

Organizations are complex in terms of their processes, dynamic in terms of their behavior, a system of closely interrelated organisms that functions receptively of their external interference and a chaotic system of various functions that change according to the given conditions. Central to the nexus of diverse internal and external complexifications is the resilient ability of the organizations to bounce back through adaptive measures. Although, the concept of organizational resilience has received considerable attention with the sub-domains of organizational science, however, lack of consensus towards its conceptualization remains an unswerving issue. Furthermore, there has been a dire need to study the subject matter from a holistic point of view due to the nature of various dynamic calamities of unique institutional engagements with its surrounding environment.

Though, organizational resilience has been a key subject of contemporary organizational theory, its unique relationships with cultural, social, and technological dimensions of external and internal organizational environment remains unexplored. It is of outmost importance to understand the multifaceted nature of resilience that ranges from spiral of individual, team, departments, organizational to the national and transnational level of analysis. Scholarly efforts towards the development of resilience theory require incorporating multidisciplinary lens to conceptualize and theorize this.

Recent studies within the domain of management sciences have signify the role of organizational dynamic capabilities as a source of competitive edge under stiff environmental conditions. Parallel to this theme Knowledge Based View (KBV) suggests that firm’s chief goal is creation of unique and valuable knowledge. A firm’s ability to sustain resilience apart from firm-wide knowledge is also determined by complex network of resources guided by dynamic capabilities.

Therefore, this issue of Organization Theory Review (OTR) encourages the authors to borrow from the traditional as well as varied epistemological views such as Resource Based View (RBV), Knowledge Based View (KBV), Dynamic Capabilities View (DCV), as well as religion, philosophy, ethics, linguistics, history, sociology, anthropology, political economy, general management to bring together academia and practice in order to cater workable solutions, theories, case studies and research findings in order to continue advancing the frontier of knowledge of resilience theory building. The quantitative, qualitative and conceptual papers as well as book reviews are welcomed including wide range of research areas. The manuscripts can be related but not limited to following themes in the context of organizational resilience

 

  • Strategy, Complexity, and Change Management
  • System Dynamics and Chaos Theory
  • Holistic Management
  • Complexity View
  • Systems Thinking
  • Strategic Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Sustainable Innovation  Management
  • Entrepreneurial Orientation
  • Marketing Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Human Capital Management
  • Organizing

The purpose of this issue is to provide a platform to the potential presenters to converse the issues related to sustainability of the business and resilience of organizations in emerging markets operating in highly volatile and globalized world. We zealously look forward to your kind contribution and enthusiastic involvement in publishing in Organization Theory Review (OTR) 2nd Issue.

For more information regarding research article submission process:

Mr. Talha Zubair Ahmad Khan

[email protected]

Associate Editor (Organization Theory Review)                   

School of Professional Advancement

University of Management and Technology,

C-II, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan.

 

Ms. Aleena Shuja

[email protected]

Co- Editor (Organization Theory Review)                

School of Professional Advancement

University of Management and Technology,

C-II, Johar Town, Lahore, Pakistan.

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