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Título: To what extent do aspects of sustainability impact established firms' resilience
Outros títulos: A comparative case study of the luxury watchmaking industry in Switzerland
Autor: Werner, Hannah
Orientador: Wegberg, Marc Van
Cunha, Miguel Pina e
Data de Defesa: Jan-2015
Resumo: An organizations´ level of sustainability has so far been primarily been analyzed within the context of economic performance. This study changes that dependent variable to “resilience”, namely a company’s ability to recover from potential lethal shocks or disruptive events. The research questions aims to investigate whether sustainability and resilience are related. This study utilizes the financial crisis from 2007/08 as disruptive event, as it encompassed market phase-out but also survival by established firms. Two Swiss luxury watchmaking companies have been chosen as industry sample and the study’s investigation is based on a comparative case study approach. The latter applies both quantitative data, in the form of the respective annual company reports, and qualitative data, in the form of semi-structured interviews with three stakeholder groups. Findings indicate that the investigated measures of sustainability are related the investigated companies’ level of resilience. These findings contribute to the building of new theory towards resilience as this study outlines specifically which measures have been proven to be of relevance for companies’ resilience. Moreover, the results are of high relevance for companies that are operating in constant evolving markets and struggling adapting to any disruptive environment as it is outlined why and how comparative companies have to be sustainable in order to become more resilient towards future shocks.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/15466
Designação: A Work Project, presented as part of the requirements for the Award of a Masters Double Degree in Management from the NOVA – School of Business and Economics and Maastricht University Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
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