Sub-Plenary 2-6

Collective Action in Crisis?

When:  Friday, July 8, 2022, 16:00–17:30 CEST
Where: WU Vienna {building/room: tba}

In times of turbulence, upheaval, and crisis, the governance of multi-actor, cross-sectoral collaborations becomes particularly important. However, it is also at such times that governance modes tend to reveal their weaknesses – such as when different understandings and practices of governance lead to impasses or hamper collective action. This problem has been especially apparent in crisis situations including the COVID-19 pandemic and the management of large-scale humanitarian emergencies. The complexity of these issues often evades clear-cut classification and present challenges in terms of polycentric governance, distributed decision-making, and collective sensemaking for the actors involved.
 
In this sub-plenary, we aim to open up discussion about how collective action can be accomplished in situations of crisis – particularly collective action involving collaborations amongst a network of diverse actors that do not necessarily share a common history, tradition or identity.

ORGANIZER:

Martin Kornberger

Professor
WU – Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

ORGANIZER:

Corinna Frey-Heger

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management,
The Netherlands


Panelist:

Myrto Chliova

Assistant Professor
Aalto University, Finland

Panelist:

Anja Danner-Schröder

Assistant Professor
TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Panelist:

Daniel Geiger

Professor
University of Hamburg, Germany

Panelist:

Ignasi Martí

Professor
ESADE Business School, Spain

 

Panelist:

Madeleine Rauch

Assistant Professor
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark