Resilient agility in volatile economies: institutional and organizational antecedents

Desislava Dikova, D. Gligor, Ismail Golgeci, Ahmad Arslan, David M. Gligor

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


The purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the interplay between resilience and agility in explicating the concept of resilient agility and discuss institutional and organizational antecedents of resilient agility in volatile economies.
Design/methodology/approach – We develop a conceptual framework that offers an original account of underlying means of ambidextrous capabilities for organizational change and behaviors in volatile economies and how firms stay both resilient and agile in such contexts.
Findings – We suggest that resilient agility, an ambidextrous capability of sensing and acting on environmental changes nimbly while withstanding unfavorable disruptions, can explain entrepreneurial firms’ survival and prosperity. We then address institutional (instability and estrangement) and organizational (entrepreneurial orientation and bricolage) antecedents of resilient agility in volatile economies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100 - 113
JournalJournal of Organizational Change Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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