“Disabled” by COVID19?
Anica Zeyen & Oana Branzei

“We are all disabled now”[i] is a phrase and headline that most of us will have heard during the current pandemic. Many non-disabled social media influencers, radio hosts, TV presenters and members of the general public now consider themselves, and many like them, “disabled” as the daily struggle with self-isolation and social distancing makes work…

Sustainable Finance in Corona Times
Timo Busch & Sabine Döbeli

While we see exciting developments in sustainable finance – e.g., the increasing amounts of sustainable investments – the world is currently facing an unprecedented crisis. At the time of writing, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causing the Covid-19-pandemic has resulted in global gridlock with untold health, economic and social effects. The real economy…

Why Business Schools should develop a large modelling & simulation community before the next pandemic
Kathy Kotiadis, Antuela A. Tako, Christine S.M. Currie & Bhakti Stephan Onggo

Business schools could play a crucial role in helping governments prepare for the next pandemic by developing the next generation of the modelling and simulation community. Simulation modelling is an area of teaching and research found in many elite business schools. COVID-19 looks set to be the worst infectious disease pandemic of a generation in…

North meets South: A call for inclusive global research
Smaranda Boroș, Anita Bosch & Yuliya Shymko

The Covid-19 pandemic is not just a health, economic, and humanitarian crisis, it is laying bare some undeniable truths in societies worldwide: It emphasises the extent of inequalities, both between and within societies. In the dynamics between nations, these inequalities revolve around the reliance on international funding bodies for humanitarian aid — and what happens…

‘Glocalization’ in a post-COVID-19 world
Arijit Paul, Romana Rauter & Rupert J. Baumgartner

“Glocalization, the simultaneous occurrence of both universalizing and particularizing tendencies in contemporary social, political, and economic systems.” [1]   While the world is still reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to remain hopeful and share our thoughts about how to become more sustainable in a post-COVID-19 world. In our commentary, we…