Toward an Understanding of When Executives See Crisis as Opportunity

@article{Brockner2008TowardAU,
  title={Toward an Understanding of When Executives See Crisis as Opportunity},
  author={Joel Brockner and Erika Hayes James},
  journal={The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={44},
  pages={115 - 94}
}
Whereas it has long been noted that crises may be sources of opportunity for organizations and their constituents, relatively little is known about the conditions under which executives come to perceive crises as opportunity. The authors delineate some factors that affect the tendency of executives to adopt a “crisis as opportunity” mindset as well as the behavioral concomitants of their having done so. The analysis also includes a future research agenda, a consideration of some of the… Expand

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