Resilience and Projects: An Interdisciplinary Crossroad

Nader Naderpajouh, Juri Matinheikki, Lynn A. Keeys, Daniel P. Aldrich, Igor Linkov

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Research communities across multiple disciplines have demonstrated an increasing concern about variations in the performance of social-ecological systems. In response to this concern, holistic research on resilience explores explanations for the performance of the systems under both predictable and unknown stressors and shocks. Embedded in broader systems, projects - which often involve a broad range of uncertainty and variability in performance outcomes - provide a fertile context in which to study resilience. On the other hand, projects involve temporary organising that is crucial in the extreme and changing contexts. In this essay, we frame a roadmap for the new theoretical domain of research at the intersection of resilience and projects. This framework intends to spark new research directions and can be used by scholars to investigate resilience at and across multiple levels-- individuals, groups/teams, projects, organisations, industries, and societies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100001
JournalProject Leadership and Society
Early online date27 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Resilience, Projects
  • Temporary Organisations
  • Management
  • Extreme Contexts


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