Strategies for Coping with Global Disruptions: Diversify, Transform, Disengage, or Bypass?

21 Pages Posted: 30 Apr 2021

Date Written: November 2020

Abstract

Global disruptions have a dramatic effect on international trade and often come as a shock to businesses. The consequences of disruptive events lead to uncertainty and radical changes to companies' well-established strategies. As a result, companies need to develop appropriate responses in order to adapt to the new reality and survive. In this paper, we discuss two cases – the Russian embargo introduced in 2014 and the U.S. additional tariff imposed in 2019 – to shed light on importers´ strategies in response to disruptions in the seafood industry. Based on our field observations, we propose a typology of strategic responses to global disruptive events.

Keywords: international business, trade, case

Suggested Citation

Nyu, Valeria and Nilssen, Frode, Strategies for Coping with Global Disruptions: Diversify, Transform, Disengage, or Bypass? (November 2020). Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2020, pp.384-404., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3831678

Valeria Nyu (Contact Author)

Nord University ( email )

Universitetsalléen 11
8049 Bodo
Norway

Frode Nilssen

Nord University ( email )

Universitetsalléen 11
8049 Bodo
Norway

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