• Mirjana Radović-Marković Faculty of Economics and Engineering Management, Novi Sad, Serbia


resilience, organizational theory, workplaces, organizations, employees


Studying resilience from different aspects involves examining it from various perspectives and disciplines. Theories of resilience are essential for improving our understanding of human and organizational adaptation and guiding efforts to enhance resilience at the individual, community, and societal levels, ultimately contributing to better mental health, disaster preparedness, and overall well-being. The aim of our literature review is to investigate resilience in the context of workplaces and organizations, including how leaders and management can foster resilience among employees.


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How to Cite

Radović-Marković, M. (2023). A THEORETICAL REVIEW OF ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE: CONTRIBUTIONS AND SCOPE CONDITIONS. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Resilience, 6(2), 7–13. Retrieved from https://jebr.fimek.edu.rs/index.php/jebr/article/view/104