Call for Papers: December Issue - Enhancing Private and Public Sectors Contributions to Building Resilience


The twenty-first century has witnessed widespread global financial and public health crises. These crises adversely affected businesses, communities, and economies globally, resulting in social and economic disruptions. In a global-scale emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic, even strong economies demonstrated a lack of resilience and adaptive capacity. Equally, for businesses and communities, the impacts of these shocks have evidenced the need to pivot thinking, repurpose resources and be resilient. The effect of these crises is extended to industries, occupations, and livelihoods.

Building economic resilience requires efforts and collaboration from both the public and private sectors. The private sector, spanning small and medium enterprises to national and multinational enterprises and academic institutions, has a wealth of knowledge and assets that could be productively channelled to improve resilience during natural disasters and public health emergencies. The private sector's resilience, responsiveness, and ingenuity are essential pre-, during and post-crisis to reduce risk, provide agility, and reduce response time and cost. Furthermore, the collaboration between the public and private sectors can help leverage the allocation of resources, knowledge spillover, and dynamics to ensure communities can prepare for, endure, and recover from disasters.

For December Issue 2021, We welcome review papers, conceptual papers, full-length papers, research notes and editorials.

List of potential research topics (non-exhaustive) for December Issue:

  • Public-Private partnerships and infrastructure resilience
  • Leadership for urban resilience
  • Food security and economic resilience
  • Organisational resilience and marketing strategy
  • Risk management and economic resilience
  • Business models, sustainable innovation and resilience

Manuscript submission information:

Papers targeting the special issue should be submitted through the JRE submission system. Submission guidelines can be found at the Journal's Information for Authors.

Important dates

Submission system opens: 1st September 2021

Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2021