Sustainability in Crises

27 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2024

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Sandra Cohen

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of Business Administration

María‐Dolores Guillamón

University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics

Irvine Lapsley

IPSAR, University of Edinburgh Business School

Geraldine Robbins

National University of Ireland Galway

Date Written: March 24, 2024

Abstract

In this paper, we examine how Greece, Ireland, and Spain responded to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the COVID-19 crisis drawing on sensemaking theory. We see evidence of bricoleurs who turn to readymade available solutions to inform their actions which have consequences on sustainability. To operationalize sustainability, we use data regarding EU Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our findings suggest that sustainability considerations as an integral part of policy planning can reshape public finance in the post-pandemic world.

Keywords: Sense making, Bricolage, Sustainability, Austerity, Covid19, SDGs

Suggested Citation

Cohen, Sandra and Guillamón, María‐Dolores and Lapsley, Irvine and Robbins, Geraldine, Sustainability in Crises (March 24, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4855087 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4855087

Sandra Cohen (Contact Author)

Athens University of Economics and Business - Department of Business Administration ( email )

Athens
Greece
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María‐Dolores Guillamón

University of Murcia - Department of Applied Economics

3010 Murcia
Spain

Irvine Lapsley

IPSAR, University of Edinburgh Business School ( email )

29 Buccleuch Place
EDINBURGH, Scotland EH89JS
United Kingdom

Geraldine Robbins

National University of Ireland Galway ( email )

University Road
Galway
Ireland

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