International relocation of firm activity in response to climate change impacts

Linnenluecke, M. K., Stathakis, A. and Griffiths, A. (2009). International relocation of firm activity in response to climate change impacts. In: Fisher, G. and Rose, E. L., Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2009. The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis, Brisbane, Australia, (1-28). 16-18 April, 2009.

Author Linnenluecke, M. K.
Stathakis, A.
Griffiths, A.
Title of paper International relocation of firm activity in response to climate change impacts
Conference name The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 16-18 April, 2009
Convener UQ Business School
Proceedings title Proceedings of the ANZIBA Conference 2009
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher ANZIBA
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-0-646-52359-0
Editor Fisher, G.
Rose, E. L.
Start page 1
End page 28
Total pages 28
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Growing scientific evidence suggests that human-induced climate change will bring about large-scale forced international migration and resettlement, with potentially millions of people displaced by coastal flooding, extreme weather events and agricultural disruptions. The probable occurrence of such major population shifts is alarming and likely to have significant implications not only for affected individuals and communities, but also for organizations, industries, and entire economies. Implications for organizations result from two interrelated disruptions in their business environment which might create the necessity of a geographical relocation of organizational activities. These are: (1) direct disruptions through climate change impacts, for instance through extreme weather events, and (2) indirect disruptions through changes in habitable zones, population moves and a resulting transfer of markets and economic activity elsewhere. We propose a theoretical framework for assessing the international organizational relocation process in response to climate change impacts. Implications for research and business practice are discussed.
Subjects E1
150310 Organisation and Management Theory
150308 International Business
960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
910402 Management
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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