Arslan, A., Golgeci, I., Khan, Z., Al-Tabbaa, O. and Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, P. (2020), "Adaptive learning in cross-sector collaboration during global emergency: conceptual insights in the context of COVID-19 pandemic", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 29 No. 1, pp. 21-42. https://doi.org/10.1108/MBR-07-2020-0153
Adaptive learning in cross-sector collaboration during global emergency : conceptual insights in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
|Author:||Arslan, Ahmad1; Golgeci, Ismail2; Khan, Zaheer3;|
1Department of Marketing, Management & IB, Oulu Business School, University of Oulu, Finland
2Department of Business Development & Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark
3Business School, University of Aberdeen, UK
4Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury CT2 7NZ, UK
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20201221101669
|Publish Date:|| 2020-12-21
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the important role of cross-sector partnerships and collaboration in global emergency management, relevant in situations such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and grand global challenges.
Design/methodology/approach: The paper utilizes exploratory historical methods and examines cross-sector partnerships from three key emerging markets — Pakistan, Turkey and Nigeria. The context of the emerging markets is important given the institutional fragility such markets encountered.
Findings: The authors offer a conceptual discussion that explicates the vital role of such partnerships in global emergencies. The authors also highlight the instrumental role of adaptive learning in cross-sector partnerships, which can help multiple stakeholders create and deliver value in response to an emergency like a global health pandemic caused by the COVID-19. Along with the conceptual discussion, the authors further offer practical examples of cross-sector partnerships in emerging economies of Pakistan, Turkey, and Nigeria — undertaken in response to the recent pandemic — emphasizing that such partnerships are crucial to mitigate the emergencies and their consequences on society. Finally, this paper offers theoretical and practical implications for cross-sector collaboration and partnerships in response to the global crisis.
Research limitations/implications: This research is limited to emerging markets context and further research is needed on this important topic.
Originality/value: This paper is relevant given the current global pandemic caused by the COVID-19. There are relatively limited research studies on the cross-sector partnerships and their role in global emergencies, grand challenges and global crisis, thus this paper offers important insights on cross-sector partnerships and their value creation in global crisis situations.
Multinational business review
|Pages:||21 - 42|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
512 Business and management
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