Bouncing forward in times of shocks and decline - applying an alternative framework for analyzing decision-making, capacity-building and performance improvement in public organizations

Environmental shocks like economic, financial or natural crises but also slow moving declines put enormous pressures on governments to cut back expenditures, restructure service delivery strategies and reset priorities while simultaneously forcing them to take a leading role in regional or local economic recovery and growth. Research on austerity policies as well as decline and cutback management strategies, which are now being implemented in different European countries, also highlights the need for a strategic perspective, and scholars (Pandey 2010; Pollitt 2010) emphasize that it is crucial not to limit cutback management to short-term budget cuts, but to handle it as the management of the organizational resources in the long term. In this context, the evolutionary concept of organizational resilience drawing on the logic of adaptive cycles is increasingly seen a useful heuristic framework to integrate and operationalize relevant concepts from generic streams of organizational and strategic management theories.

Schlagworte: Resilience, government, local government, bouncing forward
Kurztitel: Governmental resilience
Zeitraum: 01.09.2015 - 30.06.2016


MitarbeiterInnen Funktion Zeitraum
Iris Saliterer (intern)
  • Stipendiat/in
  • 01.09.2015 - 30.06.2016


Projekttyp laufender Arbeitsschwerpunkt
Förderungstyp Sonstiger
  • Angewandte Forschung
  • 502031 - Public Management
Forschungscluster Kein Forschungscluster ausgewählt
Genderrelevanz 50%
  • Science to Science (Qualitätsindikator: I)
Klassifikationsraster der zugeordneten Organisationseinheiten:
Arbeitsgruppen Keine Arbeitsgruppe ausgewählt


Keine Förderprogramme vorhanden


Organisation Adresse
Harvard University
02138  Cambridge (MA)
Vereinigte St. v. Amerika
US - 02138  Cambridge (MA)