Serving communities at times of crisis: How civil society organizations adapted to Covid lockdown

Stefanie Chai, Winston Kwon, Ron Kerr, Edwina Yida Zhu

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The Covid-19 pandemic posed a significant threat to many organizations, often requiring managers to act quickly in the face of uncertainty. This paper explores how civil society organizations (CSOs) adapted to the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020. Through semi-structured interviews with six Edinburgh based CSOs we analyze how their organizations developed emergency operations during the first lockdown to further develop our understanding of adaptation by organizations facing an exogenous shock. We contribute to an understanding of crisis management and resilience through a model that conceptualizes: the overall adaptation processes, identifies specific variants to this process, and reveals the mechanisms by which this learning informs long-term adaptation to organizational structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-28
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2022
Event38th EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, Austria 2022 - WU University, Vienna, Austria
Duration: 7 Jul 20229 Jul 2022
https://www.egos.org/jart/prj3/egos/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1630409885853&subtheme_id=1609232993847

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Conference38th EGOS Colloquium, Vienna, Austria 2022
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/07/229/07/22
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