Call for Papers: Special Issue on Innovation and Flexibility for Covid-19 Recovery Strategies

Guest Editors:

Dr Arun A. Elias, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Dr Ely L. Paiva, Fundação Getulio Vargas São Paulo (FGV), Brazil

Dr Fandy Tjiptono, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Covid-19 pandemic is exposing humanity to some unprecedented threats but it is also creating a variety of long-term opportunities for individuals, organisations and society as a whole. Innovative approaches coupled with flexible systems are emerging in different parts of the world for managing the current and post Covid-19 world.This special issue aims at extending the literature on flexible systems management by capturing such innovative and flexible approaches that can lead to the development of Covid-19 recovery strategies.

Scope and Coverage: Topics may include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Case studies on innovative approaches for managing the Covid-19 pandemic 

- Flexible systems emerging out of Covid-19 experiences

- Systems thinking for developing Covid-19 recovery strategies

- Stakeholder management during the Covid-19 pandemic

- Covid-19 recovery strategies

- Supply chain flexibility during the Covid-19 pandemic

- Consumer behaviour during the Covid-19 pandemic and its implications on Covid-19 recovery strategies

Useful References:

Elias, A.A. (2019). Strategy Development Through Stakeholder Involvement: A New Zealand Study. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 20 (4), 313–322 (2019).

Sushil. (1997). Flexible systems management: An evolving paradigm. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 14 (4), 259-275.

Sushil. (2014). Duality of enterprise and stakeholders on flexibility front. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 15(3), 179–180

Submission Details:

Articles submitted to the journal should be original contributions and should not be under consideration for any other publication at the same time. Authors submitting articles should follow the submission guidelines of Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management for preparing the manuscripts (link below). All papers will undergo double-blind review following the journal’s normal review process and criteria.


Last date for paper submission: October 31, 2020

Re-submission due date: November 30, 2020

Editorial follow-up by December 31, 2020

Volume to be published by: March 2021

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