Crises and disruptions can lead to important changes in economic, social and institutional environments. This collection of influential JIBS articles and original commentaries highlights that MNEs are affected by, and respond to, crises and disruptions differently than domestic firms due to their geographically dispersed operations and wider range of experiences from being active in diverse environments. MNEs can exhibit greater flexibility to ‘avoid’ locations characterised by crises and disruptions, and when affected, they can deploy a more refined set of responses relative to domestic firms.
Each article is accompanied by a brand new editorial piece, bringing the research right up to date and reflecting on the impact of the article today. In this way, the book offers an integrated perspective on the antecedents, outcomes and potential opportunities associated with a variety of crises and disruptions such as disease outbreaks, natural disasters, climate change and political unrest.
An ideal resource for students and researchers, this book offers new perspectives, policy and practical recommendations as well as a discussion of future trends. The volume concludes with a novel analysis on how businesses can move forward in a post-Covid world.