Past Changes and Crisis Management: Enhancing the Prospects of Surviving a Crisis
Crises in business firms have oftentimes far-reaching negative repercussions that frequently generate detrimental exposure in terms of the involvement of external stakeholders (Elliott & Smith, 2006; Ulmer, 2001). These repercussions are relevant to the non-profit sector but the hypothesized critical effect of past organizational changes on managerial perceptions of crisis in non-profit organizations is not considered in the extant organizational change literature. We postulate that elements of past radical changes shape crisis perceptions, including crisis management. Also, contextual and structural organizational factors and managerial competences mediate this linkage and further clarify relationships between past change and perceived crisis allowing for the economic enhancement of the organizations in the future.
Keywords: Past Organizational Changes, Managerial Evaluations, Crisis Management, Non-Profit Organizations
Dr. Rita Mano
Head of Department, Human Services, University of Haifa
Dr. Zachary Sheaffer
Affiliation not supplied