Vol. 2 No. 1 (2022): Re-imagining Economic Resilience and Recovery in a Post-COVID Era
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: https://doi.org/10.47260/bae/814
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-5260-8_1