Adaptive learning in cross-sector collaboration during global emergency: Conceptual insights in the context of COVID-19 pandemic

Ahmad Arslan, Ismail Golgeci, Zaheer Khan* (Corresponding Author), Omar Al-Tabbaa, Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen

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Abstract

Purpose:
The purpose of this paper is to examine the role of cross-sector partnerships and collaboration in global emergency management, relevant in situations such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Design/methodology/approach:
The paper utilizes exploratory historical methods and examine cross-sector partnerships from emerging markets. The context of the emerging markets is important given the institutional fragility such markets encountered.
Findings:
We offer a conceptual discussion that explicates the vital role of such partnerships in global emergencies. We also highlight the instrumental role of adaptive learning in cross-sector partnerships, which can help multiple stakeholders create and deliver value in response to an emergency like a global health pandemic caused by the COVID-19. Along with the conceptual discussion, we further offer practical examples of cross-sector partnerships in emerging economies of Pakistan, Turkey, and Nigeria—undertaken in response to the recent pandemic—emphasizing that such partnerships are crucial to mitigate the emergencies and their consequences on society. Finally, the paper offers theoretical and practical implications for cross-sector collaboration and partnerships in response to the global crisis.
Research limitations/implications:
The research is limited to emerging markets context and further research is needed on this important topic.
Originality:
The paper is relevant given the current global pandemic caused by the COVID-19. There is relatively limited research on the cross-sector partnerships and their role in global emergencies and crisis, thus the paper offers important insights on cross-sector partnerships and their value creation in global crisis situations.
Plain language summary:
Cross-sector partnerships are important to mitigate global crisis and grand challenges. In this paper, we highlight the vital role of adaptive learning in the context of cross-sector partnerships, which can help multiple stakeholders to create and deliver value in response to an emergency like a global health pandemic caused by the COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-42
Number of pages21
JournalMultinational Business Review
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Grand challenges
  • Cross-sector partnerships
  • Collaboration
  • Emergency Management
  • adaptive learning
  • Adaptive learning
  • Emergency management

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