This blog offers reflections on “Organizing in Times of Crisis” by professors and students.
Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University, is a renowned expert on the history of Central and Eastern Europe. He is teaching a class on the history of Ukraine at Yale, which he has kindly made available as an open educational resource. You can find the syllabus here and follow … Continue reading →
This blog post was contributed by Jennifer Arosio, a student in the MSc Leading Innovative Organizations at JKU Linz, and is based on the lecture “CSR and Stakeholder Relations” by Prof. Dr. Nora Lohmeyer (class #8 of Course II) The concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) emerged in the 1950s when Howard Bowen advocated for more ethical and … Continue reading →
This blog post was contributed by Birgit Plöchl, a student in the MSc Leading Innovative Organizations at JKU Linz The Russian invasion in Ukraine has a lot of impact on day-to-day life all around Europe. Millions of Ukrainians are fleeing the country, infrastructure is being destroyed, and people are lacking basic needs, such as food … Continue reading →
This blog post was contributed by Hannah Schneller and Mario Stich, both students in the MSc Leading Innovative Organizations at JKU Linz, based on class #8 of Course II, “CSR and Stakeholder Relations“. Discussing the shareholder vs. stakeholder approach in CSR strategies in class was great, and we concluded that Friedman’s shareholder value approach from … Continue reading →
Steffen Boehm from the University of Exeter Business School has put together an interesting academic symposium investigating the sources and consequences of organized violence – a phenomenon we find inside organizations, but also in society – as in the case of war. The symposium features a variety of experts on the topic such as Samer … Continue reading →
Today, I have started teaching the course Organizing in Times of Crisis: The Case of War and Armed Conflict at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg! The bachelor students will analyse the current Russian invasion of Ukraine through a management and organization theory lens, in order to better understand the impact of such a crisis on organizations, but … Continue reading →
The current volume of “Organization Studies” contains two studies that are highly relevant to our course contents. First, the article “Space and Sensemaking in High-Reliability Task Contexts: Insights from a maritime mass rescue exercise” links to classes 2 and 4 by examining the role of sensemaking in high reliability contexts. Second, the study “Precarity, Hospitality, … Continue reading →
Fitting to the second part of our “Organizing in Times of War and Armed Conflict” course which contains four classes on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in crisis, leading CSR scholars are holding a panel reflecting on the corporate sanctions in Russia. The event is online and free of charge, you can register here.
We and our contributors are working hard to make the full course available as soon as possible. In the meantime, our first two classes are fully ready with a lecture, course materials and an assigment: Organizational Decision-Making in Times of Crisis (by Markus Reihlen from the Leuphana University Lüneburg) and Democratic Leadership, Dictatorship and the … Continue reading →
While we didn’t think about possible future iterations of this open course concept when we developed the first “Organizing in Times of Crisis: The Case of Covid-19” course, we feel that now is an important time to update our course material and take into account the second major crisis the world finds itself in now, … Continue reading →
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