Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Organizational Resilience During Unprecedented Times


Wassim Aloulou, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 14, 2022
Full Chapters Due: April 7, 2022


This publication will provide researchers and practitioners with new perspectives and tools to deal with the topic of “resilience” at different levels and in different contexts. A focus on emerging countries will be of great value since such countries in transition are facing real challenges of global competition, economic, social, environmental, and sanitary concerns. Few experiences from these countries are reported till now. Managerial, organizational, and entrepreneurial scholars across disciplines discussed the topic of resilience with different perspectives and approaches from developed economies. But much remains unknown about the manner to conceive the concept in recent and unprecedented times (notably in the context COVID-19 pandemic among others) disturbing everyone in their daily life, (family) business, and workplace. Contributions from developed and developing countries will be also of great value to bring a more holistic picture of the phenomenon of resilience from different perspectives and approaches (RBV, KM, dynamic capabilities, capital, contingency, configuration…), situations and circumstances (emergent, new, young, small, well-established organizations, innovation and change projects) and levels of analysis (individual, team, organizational). The book tries to explore several promising experiences from emerging countries in different managerial, organizational, and entrepreneurial issues. It will advance new perspectives for future research by investigating different levels with interdisciplinary approaches and more integrative frameworks. Being as capability, “resilience” will be linked to many other concepts (CSR, sustainability, well-being, innovation…). The accepted chapters of the book will focus on different conceptions of performance: individual, team, and organizational performance; success, re-bouncing, well-being, job satisfaction, life satisfaction… This publication aims at having a global appeal, representing experts and researchers from different countries, continents, and universities.


By this publication, we seek to: - clearly define the concepts in relationship to resilience (individual resilience, team resilience, entrepreneurial resilience, organizational resilience, managerial resilience…) - develop new conceptual frameworks: integrative frameworks of entrepreneurial, managerial, and organizational resilience… - develop new methodological approaches: qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, systematic literature review, multi-levels, and meta-analysis… - develop (biographical) case studies for building new theoretical frameworks for the advancement of research in the field and providing new explanations of the phenomenon of resilience for educational purposes.

Target Audience

Researchers in the field of entrepreneurship, family business, management (Human Resource Management, Marketing, Management of Information System…) and organizational behavior (Professors, Ph.D. and master students), entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, business managers, consultants, mentors, coaches, incubators/accelerators managers and decision- and policy-makers.

Recommended Topics

Contributions are welcome! Submitted chapters will be on the following topics in the context of unprecedented times (context of COVID-19 pandemic, of crises, of higher risk, Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity "VUCA") :

  • Entrepreneurship and resilience
    • Genesis of entrepreneurial resilience: from responding to and recovering from the unprecedented time to gaining resilience.
    • family business, entrepreneurial families, and resilience: role of successor, inter-generations, socioemotional wealth…
    • Profil of resilient entrepreneur, resilient intrapreneur, resilient franchisee, resilient student entrepreneur, micro-entrepreneur, solo-entrepreneur, social entrepreneur.
    • Proactive personality, individual entrepreneurial orientation, and entrepreneurial resilience
    • new concepts of prior resilience exposure, resilient entrepreneurial ecosystems, resilient role models...
    • Entrepreneur's persistence in crisis situations...
    • corporate entrepreneurship and resilience
    • Social entrepreneurship and resilience (case of disadvantaged people with disabilities…)
    • Sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship,
    • International entrepreneurship
    • Humane entrepreneurship
    • ...

  • Management, leadership, and resilience
    • Genesis of managerial resilience: from responding to, recovering from the unprecedented time, to gaining resilience.
    • Resilience and risk management and assessment
    • Difference between managerial resilience and organizational resilience
    • Strategic resilience: how to design it?
    • Types of leadership and resilience: servant, transformational, authentic, shared… Leadership behaviors and follower resilience.
    • Role of leaders in activating mechanisms of resilience in organizational and sanitary crises
    • Leadership skills/practices to enhance and sustain resilience
    • ...

  • Organizational resilience
    • from responding to and recovering from the unprecedented time to gaining resilience.
    • Building of resilience as an organizational capability-based conceptualization
    • Organizational resilience and its linking to other (dynamic) organizational capabilities, strategic resources, and orientations (innovation capability, open innovation, business model innovation, organizational creativity; absorptive capability; learning/unlearning, agility, flexibility, ambidexterity, entrepreneurial orientation, sustainability, digital orientation…)
    • Organizational resilience and its links to individual performance, to team performance, and to organizational performance (from intermediary to final performance measures: success, innovation, productivity, efficiency, satisfaction, business, financial, sustainability…)
    • Study of the individual, team, and organizational resilience from bi- and multi-level perspectives
    • Study the organizational resilience from the inter-firm perspective (supply chain resilience, resilient business ecosystem, community resilience, sharing, and circular economy…)
    • Resilience and Social Corporate responsibility to advocate for social changes
    • Organizational resilience and corporate governance: resilient corporate governance.
    • Achieving organizational resilience through information systems and technology…

  • Digital transformation, digitalization, and resilience
    • Artificial Intelligence and resilience
    • Digital technologies as enablers of resilience in organizations
    • Data-analytics and Resilience analytics or metrics of resilience in entrepreneurship and organizations: resilience tools, resilience engineering…
    • Role of blockchain, machine, and deep learning in building resilience in entrepreneurial and managerial environments.
    • Resilience in digital entrepreneurship environments (digital platforms, distributed organizations, smart cities, healthcare ecosystems…)
    • Digital employee experience and resilience

  • Organizational behavior and resilience in the workplace
    • Personality traits, proactive personality, and resilience: different types of intelligence (emotional, cultural, collective…); Big Five personality; the concept of self-efficacy; locus of control; empathy; core self-evaluation concepts, psychological capital…
    • Organizational resilient behavior and (agile) HRM practices (recruitment, training, learning, motivation, career development…)
    • Organizational resilient behavior and High-Performance Work Systems.
    • Employee resilience, engagement, empowerment, well-being, and intention to stay/quit.
    • Resilience and Work-life balance strategies and practices.
    • Resilience, diversity, and inclusion in organizations: gender, race, generational perspectives,
    • Resilience, national and organizational culture, and organizational climate: cultural differences.
    • Business transformation and change management

  • Conceptual approaches to treat resilience:
    • Human/intellectual/social/organizational capital-based views
    • Resource-based and Knowledge-Based View
    • Dynamic capability perspective
    • Relational perspective
    • {Strategy, Strategic Resources, Inputs} – {Actions, Practices, Processes} –{Performance, Outputs, Outcomes}
    • (multi-)Stakeholder-view (CSR, CS…)
    • Institutional theory
    • Contingency theory perspective
    • Configurational perspective
    • Social exchange perspective
    • Leader-member exchange perspective

  • Methodological issues related to:
    • the development, validation, revision, and re-validation of resilience scales in the context of unprecedented times.
    • the merely choice of the unit of analysis (Individuals: student, entrepreneur, Employee, Middle Manager, Top Manager, leader…; Groups: Team, Leaders, and followers; Organizations: Organizational Unit, Department, Firm); and the level of analysis (micro or aggregate/macro or multilevel)
    • The adequate choice of independent, moderator, mediator, and dependent variables
    • The use of the Systematic Literature Review, a meta-analysis on resilience
    • Novel approaches in collecting, treating, and analyzing data.
    • The choice of one or more than one type of firms (start-ups, scale-ups, small, SMEs, large, MNC, franchise…) or sector (healthcare, education sector, tourism industry, handicrafts, manufacturing, services, retail…):
    • The choice of one or more than one form of entrepreneurship (independent, commercial, social, corporate, sustainable, strategic, hybrid, humane…)
    • The choice of one or more than one type of entrepreneur (Would be- /potential; Novice, Nascent, Serial, Habitual, Hybrid, Senior, Mumpreneurs, agripreneurs…)
    • And finally, the comparison between different firms (family and non-family; small, SME, vs. large firms…)

  • Any other streams to be combined from the topics above…

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 14, 2022, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 21, 2022 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 7, 2022, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Organizational Resilience During Unprecedented Times. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2023.

Important Dates

January 14, 2022: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 21, 2022: Notification of Acceptance
April 7, 2022: Full Chapter Submission
June 5, 2022: Review Results Returned
July 17, 2022: Final Acceptance Notification
July 31, 2022: Final Chapter Submission


Wassim Aloulou
Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University


Business and Management
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