• Resilience and Community
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2021)

    Welcome to the inaugural issue of Journal of Resilient Economies

    We are proud to present the first issue of the Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE). The Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE) publishes original research with a multidisciplinary focus to further advance the important concept of resilience. While the concept of sustainability has become well established in scholarly works in the past several years, economic resilience is poorly understood, and the concept is under-researched. Accordingly, the articles in the current issue look at changing economies, challenges, and opportunities, focusing on community-based issues while offering strategies to achieve resilience, competitiveness, and emerging practices. Despite topic diversity in this issue, one common element appears to be the focus on extensive resilience and sustainability discourses. We hope you find it provocative and informative.

    JRE is fully supported by James Cook University Open Journal Systems (OJS), driven by the belief that knowledge has the power to change lives and that research outputs should be freely accessible online, without barriers. To cite, include Author(s), Title, Journal of Resilient Economies, volume, issue, year, pages and DOI.

    Editor-in-Chief: A/Prof Taha Chaiechi, College of Business, Law and Governance, James Cook University, Australia 

  • Enhancing Private and Public Sectors Contributions to Building Resilience
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2021)

    The conventional methods of addressing external threats, such as climate change, public health emergencies and unsustainable growth, are no longer adequate. These methods that have been used in addressing challenging issues have one thing in common; they largely ignore the ongoing structural changes at organisational and market levels. Furthermore, these methods have failed to account for the role of the individual, organisational and economic resilience, as well as measures of adaptability across the spectrum. Accordingly, this issue looks at ways through which the concept of resilience could be integrated within organisations and why there is a need for public and private sector partnerships in achieving economic resilience.

    Taha Chaiechi, Editor-in-chief

    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.


  • Re-imagining Economic Resilience and Recovery in a Post-COVID Era
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022)

    The global COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in massive economic losses, depressions, and loss of lives, has made it clear that the orthodox methods of addressing external risks are no longer adequate, as they fail to account for evolving industries' composition, adaptive and inherent resilience, and new comparative advantages and skills (Chaiechi, 2022). Not only do we need policies that are best supported by measures of accountability and effective monitoring of the intervention measures but also we need to improve our understanding of the concept of resilience by developing innovative methodologies to assess sources of future risks, improve our social and economic systems' capacities to cope and their ability to recover relatively quickly. Accordingly, this issue focuses on re-imagining economic resilience in a post-COVID era.

    Furthermore, This ongoing urbanisation and increasing intensity and frequency of external shocks show the importance of building resilient economies capable of dealing with complex external financial and public health shocks and disturbances, and while most growing cities are beginning to demonstrate dedication to integrating sustainable development goals (Chaiechi, 2021), building urban economic resilience remains a significant challenge.

    Accordingly, the 2nd International Conference on Business, Economics, Management, and Sustainability (BEMAS), with the main theme of Re-imagining Economic Resilience and Urban Futures in the Post-COVID 19 Era, took a multidisciplinary approach to look at the challenges changing economies face during the recovery phase. This special issue is dedicated to the BEMAS conference held 1-3 July 2022. All accepted papers have successfully completed the double-blind peer-review process.

    Accepted papers are written by leading field experts and intended to stand independently. Despite the topic diversity in this special issue, one common denominator appears to be the focus on expansive resilience and sustainability discourses and the importance of mobilising economic resilience and recovery knowledge.


    Chaiechi,T. and Nguyen, T. (2021). Measuring urban economic resilience of two tropical cities, using impulse response analysis. Bulletin of Applied Economics, 8 (1), pp. 59-79, doi:

    Chaiechi, T. (2022). Foreword- Sustainable and Resilient Economies, Theoretical Considerations. In: Chaiechi, T., Wood, J. (eds) Community Empowerment, Sustainable Cities, and Transformative Economies. Springer, Singapore.

  • Resilience Solutions: from Managing Economic and Urban Resources to Technology Adoption
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022)

    Economic resilience is a complex, multifaceted phenomenon that demonstrates the ability to withstand or recover from shocks at all levels of society. An economy's existing structural, operational and organisational conditions initially shape the inherent and adaptive levels of resilience. Adaptive levels of economic resilience, however, enhance the capacity within the society to be more productive, resourceful, and creative while dealing with change, and it can be considered as the ability to renew and create new pathways to deal with adversity. Therefore, enhancing economic resilience requires flexible, divergent and  creative solutions. Accordingly, articles published in this issue collectively look at the extensiveness of the concept of resilience through multiple lenses and review a range of complementary ideas to show how resilience can be achieved or improved in different sectors of the economy. At the same time, each paper maintains conceptual distinctiveness and explanatory value to their field.

    Editor-in-Chief: Taha Chaiechi
    December 2022

  • Resilience for Sustainable Futures: Empowering Pathways and Innovative Solutions
    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2023)

    This issue delves into the concept of resilience, highlighting its transformative power across diverse domains. Through case studies on circular economy-based dairy farming, industry-led vocational education, and career planning for adolescents, these papers showcase how resilience plays a crucial role in fostering sustainable development and empowering individuals and communities.

  • Resilient Approaches for Navigating Complex Economic Challenges
    Vol. 3 No. 2 (2023)

    The Journal of Resilient Economies (JRE) is thrilled to announce our December 2023 issue, featuring a rich tapestry of insightful research contributions. In this edition, we immerse ourselves in the overarching theme of "Resilient Approaches for Navigating Complex Economic Challenges," exploring innovative strategies to navigate the intricate economic landscape.

    Amidst an era marked by increasingly intricate economic challenges, the imperative of building resilience stands paramount. The December 2023 edition of the Journal of Resilient Economies seeks to unravel adaptive approaches that hold the promise of sustainable growth and prosperity.