The Resilience Architecture Framework: Four organizational archetypes

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Authors: E. A. Mamouni Limnios, T. Mazzarol, A. Ghadouani, S. G. M. Schilizzi

Publication Year: 2012


Journal: European Management Journal

Categories: Organizational Change, Adaptive Management, Resilience


This paper extends prior research in organizational resilience, which has failed to recognize that resilience can be a desirable or undesirable system characteristic depending on the system state. We introduce an organizational typology, the Resilience Architecture Framework (RAF), which forms a platform for the integration of divergent research streams – organizational rigidity, dynamic capabilities and organizational ambidexterity – into the study of organizational resilience. We conclude with framework implications and directions for future research.