COVID-19 Insights from Business Sustainability Scholars

Business sustainability researchers provide insights and solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic and for other natural environmental disasters and stressors.


Business sustainability researchers provide insights and solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic and for other natural environmental disasters and stressors.

Aiming to generate a better understanding of, ideas, and/or solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are cooperating to promote a joint Online Essay/Opinion Forum for management scholars. We are seeking commentary essays discussing: How your current/previous research can help to develop better understanding and solutions for the Covid-19 pandemic and/or more generally for other natural environmental disasters and stressors (750 words max, Word file).

Email Jorge Rivera if you would like to submit a commentary.


March 26, 2020

Judith Walls & Steve Walls, “What Can Corporations Do to Help Navigate the Storm that is COVID-19?”

Jorge Rivera, “Responding to Slow Onset Disasters: The Boiling Frog Syndrome”

Tima Bansal, “From Tima’s Desk: Does the Coronavirus Offer Lessons for Climate Change?”

Tobias Hahn, “The COVID-19 Pandemic, Paradox, and Sustainability”

Andrew Hoffman & Dev Jennings, “How We Respond to COVID-19 Foreshadows Future Life in the Anthropocene”

Jennifer Oetzel & Chang Hoon Oh, “Learning to Carry the Cat by the Tail: What We Know about Business Response to Disasters and How that Relates to the COVID-19 Crisis”

Jonatan Pinkse, “Climate change in the Time of Corona: That’s So 2019…”

Nives Dolsak & Aseem Prakash, “Coronavirus and Global Supply Chain Disruption: A Wake-Up Call for Climate Policy?”

Leopoldo Gutierrez-Gutierrez, Ana Castillo, & Ivan Montiel, “Companies vs. Coronavirus: A Call for Rapid Responsible Innovation”

Herman Aguinis, “Understanding COVID-19: A Behavioral Corporate Social Responsibility Perspective”

Martina Linnenluecke, “Resilience in Uncertain Times”


March 30, 2020

Michael Barnett, “Good Distances Make Good Neighbors: Coordinating Self-regulation in the Face of Our Communal Crisis”
Nardia Haigh, “Using Scenario Planning to Prepare for Pandemics”


March 31, 2020

Glen Dowell, “Why Don’t Businesses See This Coming?”

Sarah Birrell Ivory, “What is Essential?”


April 1, 2020

Juan L. Senga & Geoffrey A. Chua, “Blood Banking in the Time of Corona”

Andrew Crane, “COVID-19 and the destitution of workers in global supply chains.”

Fabien Martinez, “Covid-19, business and faith: An intriguing field for research in (and the practice of) responsible management”

Dror Etzion, Bernard Forgues, & Emmanuel Kypraios “Pandemic bonds: The financial cure we need for COVID-19?”

Kirsten Martin, “Privacy In The Age Of A Pandemic”

Pete Tashman, “The Socioecological Systems Framework, COVID-19 and Organizations”


April 5, 2020

Sandra Waddock “There’s a Crack in Everything. That’s Where the Light Gets In”
Vera Ferrón Vílchez “Are companies Coronawashing? Ten pieces of evidence”
Ralph Hamann “Coronavirus will have long-term implications for business leaders. Here are the top five”
Paul Appiah-Konadu and Oreva Atanya “COVID-19: A Wake Up Call for Collaborative Action Towards a More Sustainable Nigeria”
Jill Brown “Will a Global Pandemic and Recession Hit the Reset Button for Corporate Governance and Business/Stakeholder Relationships?”

Anne S. Tsui, “COVID-19 crisis: A call for responsible leadership research”


April 10, 2020

Farok J. Contractor, “What Does “Flattening the Curve” Mean? Will It Also Flatten the Global Economy?”

Kenneth Amaeshi, “COVID-19 and philanthropy in Africa: a stitch in time?”

Louise Curran, “The trade policy implications of COVID-19”

Ilan Alon and Shaomin Li, “Is Authoritarian Response to Covid19 Superior?”

Shaista E. Khiliji, “Could this be the ‘wake-up call’ that we need?”

Jaigris Hodson and Sarah Wolfe, “Stockpiling Bottled Water? Maybe Social Media is To Blame”


April 15, 2020

Wendy Smith and Natalie Slawinski “What can the COVID-19 crisis teach us about the importance of geographical communities to enable human connection?”

Rajat Panwar “Preventing future pandemics: A research avenue for corporate sustainability/social responsibility scholars”

Ranjith P.V. and Uma Warrier “Community kitchen for Common man in the times of Coronavirus”


Klaus Meyer, Carsten Lund Pedersen and Thomas Ritter “The coronavirus crisis: A catalyst for entrepreneurship”

Ijeoma Nwagwu “How COVID-19 is Changing Philanthropy and Responsible Business Practices in Africa”

Carlos Martin-Rios “Do-undo-redo”: unlocking sustainable strategic renewal in services after the coronavirus”

Valentina De Marchi “What about the toiletpapergate? Global pandemics and sustainability in a world of global value chains”’


April 20, 2020

Ilan Alon “Covid19 and International Business: A Viewpoint”

Frederick Ahen “COVID–19: I saw it coming and was vilified for taking it serious!”


Luis A. Perez-Batres & Len J Treviño “Exposure, Black Swans, and Real Options”

Robert Sroufe “Lifting the Mask of Materiality”

Sophie Bacq “The Power of Social Entrepreneurship in the Face of Urgent Grand Societal Challenges”

Mette Morsing “The Return of the State”


April 28, 2020

Miguel Ángel López-Navarro, “Post-COVID-19. Reflections on the role of the firm in addressing environmental sustainability”

Christopher Wickert, “Let´s also flatten the climate curve!”

K.V. Sriram, “Post COVID 19: Economic and Social Impact in India”


May 4, 2020

Arijit Paul, Romana Rauter, Rupert J. Baumgartner, “‘Glocalization’ in a post-COVID-19 world”

Smaranda Boroș, Anita Bosch, Yuliya Shymko, “North meets South: A call for inclusive global research”


May 26, 2020

Mark A. Clark, “Collaborating in a Pandemic Coordination through Adaption and Information Sharing”

Timo Busch & Sabine Döbeli, “Sustainable Finance in Corona Times”


June 2, 2020

Anica Zeyen & Oana Branzei, “Disabled” by COVID19?


July 9, 2020

Graeme Auld & Stefan Renckens, “Eco-Audits during Covid-19 Retain Credibility, Exacerbate Inequities”


July 31 2020

Tima Bansal. “What Business Professors Are Saying about COVID-19


Aug 17,2020

Deserai A. Crow,  Lindsay Neuberger,  Danielle Blanch Hartigan,  Rob DeLeo, Tom Birkland, “Despite What You’ve Heard, Americans Support Wearing Masks and other Efforts to Reduce Exposure to COVID-19

September 3 2020

Tima Bansal. “Finding the ‘New Normal’ after COVID-19


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