This blog offers reflections on “Organizing in Times of Crisis” by professors and students.

New articles relevant to “Organizing in Times of War and Armed Conflict”

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

Panel on “Corporate Sanctions in Russia”

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.

First videos for course II: Organizing in times of war and armed conflict

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

New study on pandemic leadership

Leadership in times of crisis has been an important theme in our course, and popular among students as an essay topic. One student, for example, addressed the question of whether women are the better crisis leaders. In the early months of the pandemic, many also attributed Germany’s relatively good response to the fact that the … Continue reading

Covid, the economy and the climate

While this blog has taken a break in favor of other topics that are still being taught, the crisis has continued into its second and third wave. In one of my earlier posts I shared some reflections about the lessons we can learn from history about where this crisis will lead to. Most of the … Continue reading

Why we treat the climate crisis differently than the COVID-19 crisis – and why this needs to change

An essay by Kathrin Ruhnke from the Universität Hamburg, who is currently in her second year of the master’s programme International Business and Sustainability. She also works for the non-profit organisation Das macht Schule as a project manager for the E-Waste Race, a nation-wide school project on e-waste, recycling and environmental education. The global community … Continue reading

‘Organizing in Times of Crisis’ wins Aspen Institute’s ‘Ideas Worth Teaching Award’ 2020

Hosted by the the Business & Society Program within the renowned Aspen Institute, the “Ideas Worth Teaching Award” is one of the most prestigious awards for teaching in business and management education. And we are very happy and proud to announce that our course “Organizing in Times of Crisis” is among the nine winners of … Continue reading


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