8th Business Systems Laboratory
International Symposium

GREAT RESET

OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT?

TRACK TOPIC:

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE 

CHAIRS:

Nicola Capolupo
University of Salerno - Italy

Angelo Rosa

LUM - Libera UniversitÓ Mediterranea, Italy

TRACK TOPIC DESCRIPTION:

In the complex global scenario, organizations are being called upon to address unprecedented challenges that require them to respond effectively to the systemic and economic shocks generated by the pandemic and the more recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict without failing to meet the growing expectations of the community. These challenges have profoundly disrupted the foundations of societies, generating permanent and irreversible changes that have become the focus of reforms planned by EU countries. Accordingly, the Great Reset has marked and will mark a point of no return for civil society and organizations, both public and private.

Over the past five years, several crossroads and directions for an epoch-making window of change in organizations have risen. Nonetheless, both after COVID-19 and the outbreak of war, some of these changes have been found to be ineffective and hardly assimilated by organizations, leading them to rethink their usefulness and dismiss them. This is because any organizational change, if imposed and/or not driven by an appropriate organizational culture, structure, and leader capable of "managing" the change, runs the risk of not producing the desired effects and being harmful to the organization. Therefore, the aim of this track is to explore the effectiveness of organizational change initiatives in the aftermath of crises that have overwhelmed the international economic scenario and how such changes have been governed within organizations.

To address this issue, we invite scholars to stimulate conceptual ideas, case studies, evaluations, and the state-of-the-art on the success or failure of organizational change in both the private and public sectors.

 

The track, although not limited to them, welcomes submissions in the following areas and topics:

- Leadership and changes in organizations: An essential binomial 

- Organizational Behaviors. What promotes or stops change?

- Extrinsic and intrinsic motivation in organizations: What motivates workers the most to change?

- Bright and Dark Sides of Power in Organizations: What if Power Imposes or Promotes Change?

- Change initiatives in SMEs and the Public Sector: Barriers and enablers

- Technology-driven change in organizations: Are organizations ready for AI?