Resilient Organisations: Offense versus Defense

25th Annual ANZAM Conference, 7-9 December 2011, Wellington New Zealand

16 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2012

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Elena Mamouni Limnios

The University of Western Australia

Tim Mazzarol

University of Western Australia

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This paper extends prior research in organisational resilience, differentiating between resilience due to adaptive capacity versus the ability to resist change and persist. A typology of organisational resilience emerges which 1) captures the duality of the construct, 2) recognises that resilience can be an undesirable element in the case of an underperforming system and 3) introduces a network perspective to organisational resilience, going beyond the individual or organisational level of analysis to the larger network of stakeholders in which organisations are embedded. The Resilience Architecture Framework provides a platform for the integration of theoretical aspects from divergent research streams such as organisational rigidity, dynamic capabilities and organisational ambidexterity, into the study of organisational resilience.

Keywords: organisational adaptation, organizational change, organizational rigidity, resilience, strategic decision-making, strategy and structure, transformation

Suggested Citation

Mamouni Limnios, Elena and Mazzarol, Tim, Resilient Organisations: Offense versus Defense (2011). 25th Annual ANZAM Conference, 7-9 December 2011, Wellington New Zealand. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2123979

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