Research – Navigating Future Global Crises: The Role of R&D

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Shah Karim, Marita Alegre, Ashtosh Ganjoo, Greg Munoz, Paloma Pimenta, Guy Rosenthal, Terry Rosenstiel, Vijay Balakrishnan, Lee Green
Leading Innovation Organizations, Organization and Future of Work
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Navigating Future Global Crises: The Role of R&D

Recent crises have had a crippling impact on many sectors at the national and international level. These events include health, economic, and natural disasters such as the covid-19 pandemic, Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal, Fukushima earthquake in Japan, and the sudden cold snap in Texas. As a result, investors and corporate leaders are urgently looking for ways to reduce risk and improve future responses.

This study builds on a discussion from the IRI 2021 Annual Conference on the new normal. The study team included twelve IRI member companies who compiled and shared lessons learned from these recent disruptions to improve R&D preparedness and response at scale in future crises at both the executive and operational levels.