We are pleased to host this extension at ESSEC Business School!

Strategies for Building Resilience: How Can Organisations and Networks Manage Adverse Events?

ESSEC Business School, Paris, France

September 15, 2022


Why are some actors better able to sustain and rebound from adverse events than others? Effective responses and recovery processes are crucial to deal with adversities.

The purpose of this Extension, hosted by ESSEC Business School, is to shed light on what strategies and policies can facilitate resilience in the face of exogenous and systemic challenges. We focus on how organizations broadly conceived (for-profit firms, not-for-profit firms, social enterprises) and networks contribute to system resilience. Strategy scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds will be invited to take up the “grand challenge” of studying how organizations and networks can respond to adverse natural or social events (e.g., pandemics, natural disasters, recessions, migrations). 

The program will feature a mix of panel and paper presentations (selected through the invitation of established scholars working on resilience) and structured interactions with practitioners presenting cases of successful business reactions to adverse events.

Confirmed Speakers

· Olenka Kacperczyk (London Business School)
· Tal Simons (Erasmus)
· Olivier Chatain (HEC Paris)
· Andrew Shipilov (INSEAD)
· Gerardo Patriotta (University of Bath)
· Ekin Ilseven (INSEAD)
· Ali Mohammadi (Copenhagen Business School)
· Farah Kodeich (IESEG)
· Paola Zappa (UCL)
· Leonardo Nardi (HEC Paris)
· Rahedur Chowduri (University of ESSEX)
· Leandro Pongeluppe (Wharton)
· Miguel Godinho de Matos (CLSBE)
· Celine Schmitt (UNHCR)
· Arnault Pretet (OECD)

Detailed Program Information

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Hotel Information

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Extension Organizers

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Raffaele Conti
ESSEC Business School
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Amit Kumar
University of Warwick
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Elisa Operti
ESSEC Business School

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9:00    Welcome, registration, coffee and pastry

9:00-9:15    Welcome by the organising team and institution

9:15-10:30   Editors Panel: Management Scholarship in times of crise

Editors from ASQ, AMJ, SMJ; JMS

10:30-10:45    Coffee break

10:45-11:45    Paper session I: Economic downturns and resilient structures

11:45-12:45    Paper Session II: Health crises: Prevention and consequences

12:45-14:00    Lunch at “La Table”

14:00-15:00    Paper Session III: Managing migration shocks

15:00-15:45    Paper session IV: Natural disasters: Preventions and consequences

15:45-16:00    Break

16:00-17:00    Practicing resilience: insights from business and society (UNHCR, ACTION CONTRE LA FAIM, OECD and Banque de France)

17:00-Onward  Cocktail and Farewell