How firm responses to natural disasters strengthen community resilience: a stakeholder-based perspective

McKnight, Brent and Linnenluecke, Martina K. (2016) How firm responses to natural disasters strengthen community resilience: a stakeholder-based perspective. Organization and Environment, 29 3: 290-307. doi:10.1177/1086026616629794

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Author McKnight, Brent
Linnenluecke, Martina K.
Title How firm responses to natural disasters strengthen community resilience: a stakeholder-based perspective
Journal name Organization and Environment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1086-0266
1552-7417
Publication date 2016
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1086026616629794
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 290
End page 307
Total pages 18
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Natural disasters challenge a community’s resilience. Prior community resilience research has focused on the responses of public entities, such as emergency services and government agencies. However, for-profit firms are also engaged in responding to natural disasters. This article explores two aspects of how firms participate in building community resilience to natural disasters: First, the article synthesizes research on business continuity management, corporate philanthropy, and emerging evidence that firms engage in the business of disaster response into a coherent typology of for-profit firm responses to natural disasters. Second, the article draws on stakeholder theory to distinguish between firms adopting firm-centric postures (focused inwardly on firm outcomes) versus firms adopting community-centric postures (focused outwardly on stakeholders), with respect to responding to natural disasters. We theorize relationships between firm- versus community-centric postures and different community resilience outcomes. The article concludes by discussing contributions to stakeholder theory and outlines future research directions.
Keyword Resilience
Disasters
Business continuity
Corporate philanthropy
Natural disasters
Community
Typology
Extreme weather
Disaster response
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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