Organizational Robustness and Information Systems

Kevin Desouza, Yancong Xie

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The concept of robustness is critically analyzed. Although robustness has been widely adopted across scientific disciplines, no comprehensive and systematic conceptualization on robustness exists. This paper develops a framework to conceptualize organizational robustness. The framework outlines mechanisms of organizational robustness in three layers strategical mechanisms, functional mechanisms, and infrastructure mechanisms. The complex role of information systems for organizational robustness is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021) -
Duration: 9 Sep 202012 Sep 2020


Conference54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021)


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