Readiness for Renewal

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Ryan P. Fuller of California State University, Sacramento, Robert R. Ulmer of the University of Nevada, Ashley McNatt of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Jeanette B. Ruiz of the University of California, Davis. They recently published an article in the Management Communication Quarterly entitled "Extending Discourse of … Continue reading Readiness for Renewal

Book Review: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns

D. Christopher Kayes: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 171 pp. $59.95, hardcover. Karl E. Weick of Ross School of Business recently reviewed the book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: Kayes has been a long-time, articulate student of experiential learning (e.g., 2002) … Continue reading Book Review: Organizational Resilience: How Learning Sustains Organizations in Crisis, Disaster, and Breakdowns

How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Crises are common in the modern world and the value system of leaders plays a crucial role in effectively managing a crisis. The article “Role of Self-managing Leadership in Crisis Management: An Empirical Study on the Effectiveness of Rajayoga” explores the role of self-managing leadership in crisis management. The topic is particularly pertinent because many … Continue reading How Important is Self-Managing Leadership for Crisis Management?

Paul Shrivastava on Crisis Management

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Paul Shrivastava to the Journal of Management Education podcast. Dr. Shrivastava is the David O’Brien Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the John Molson School of Business, Concordia University, Montreal. He also serves as Senior Advisor on sustainability at Bucknell University and the Indian Institute of Management-Shillong, India, and he … Continue reading Paul Shrivastava on Crisis Management

Managing Musically: How Acoustic Space Informs Management Practice

Why is a management team like a symphony orchestra? It's not a riddle, it's an article published in the ever-inquisitive Journal of Management Inquiry by Ralph J. Bathurst of Massey University and Lloyd P. Williams of the Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design: This article explores the notion of management as an acoustic phenomenon and approaches … Continue reading Managing Musically: How Acoustic Space Informs Management Practice

Imagining an Education in Crisis Management

In a must-read for business educators, Paul Shrivastava of Concordia University and ICN Business School, Ian Mitroff of the University of California, Berkeley, and Can M. Alpaslan of California State University, Northridge provided their expertise on crisis management for the Journal of Management Education: Understanding crises and developing crisis management skills have never been more … Continue reading Imagining an Education in Crisis Management

After the Tsunami Scare: Crisis and Disaster Management Perspectives

Although it stirred panic, this week’s 8.6-magnitude earthquake off the Indonesian coast did not cause a tsunami. It did serve as a successful test of the warning systems put in place after 2004’s devastating tsunami in South Asia–underscoring the importance of disaster preparedness at all levels. In today’s post, we highlight three articles that explore … Continue reading After the Tsunami Scare: Crisis and Disaster Management Perspectives

Crisis Management Education Special Issue Call for Papers

This Special Issue will explore the ways in which we, as management educators, can enhance our students’ proficiency in thinking about and dealing with crises. To read the Call for Papers, click on the Call here. For more information, contact Debra R. Comer Hofstra University, (email: debra.r.comer@hofstra.edu)