Resilience Decoded: The Role of Firms, Global Value Chains, and the State in COVID-19 Medical Supplies

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This article examines the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on resilience. Resilience is not a one-dimensional concept but has different meanings at the levels of the firm (operational efficiency), the global value chain (appropriate governance), and the nation-state (national security). It illustrates resilience dynamics through lessons from case studies of four medical supply products—rubber gloves, face masks, ventilators, and vaccines. It explores how each adjusted to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and presents key strategies that can guide managers and policymakers in building resilience for future supply chain disruptions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gereffi, G; Pananond, P; Pedersen, T

Published Date

  • February 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 46 - 70

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2162-8564

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-1256

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/00081256211069420

Citation Source

  • Scopus