Global Strategic Responsiveness
The Global Strategic Responsiveness initiative is engaged in a variety of activities to help both public and
private organizations deal more effectively with the uncertain conditions and unpredictable abrupt events
that characterize the contemporary business environment.
Today’s socio-economic conditions are influenced by many emerging (global) challenges where the eventual
outcomes are largely unknown.
These include issues like climate change, political conflicts, social trends, technological inventions,
competition/rivalry, shifts in industry structure, product/process innovation, policy initiatives, regulation,
natural and manmade disasters, etc.
These factors can all lead to extreme outcomes with impacts on organizational longevity and sustainability.
It is in this context GSR wants to be a catalyst for timely research that can provide useful answers to the
implied organizational (and societal) challenges of our time that will require effective responses from public
and private organizations and international policy-makers alike.
Searching for useful solutions to these challenges will require cross-disciplinary contributions and collaborative
efforts across an international network of engaged researchers and partners.
The global business context can be characterized as a dynamic complex system where eventual outcomes
are largely unpredictable and may have potentially extreme effects that can threaten the economic and
social order as we know it today.
This exposure is formed by a multitude of factors that go beyond firm-specific responses and require collective
actions among public and private organizations to develop viable solutions that can sustain well into the future.
It requires a deeper understanding of the global risk landscape and more effective ways to respond among
involved organizational actors together with public policy makers where neither private nor public sector
initiatives can solve the issues on their own.
The page was last edited by: Department of International Economics, Government and Business // 11/28/2019