International Handbook of Organizational Crisis Management

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SAGE, Jun 21, 2007 - Business & Economics - 354 pages
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International Handbook of Organizational Crisis Management reflects the latest understanding of the field from prominent scholars and practitioners around the globe. Pushing the boundaries of crisis management research and practice, the handbook offers new frameworks and findings that capture insights and guidance for researchers and executives.Key Features Provides the latest thinking on and encourages growing support of crisis management in today s business environment: Novel and poorly understood technologies, globalization, changing political climates, and a shifting social landscape are just a few of the forces currently changing the ways in which organizations experience crises.+ Challenges core assumptions and goes beyond conventional rules: Numerous books touch on the topic, but many lack rigor with untested fear based prescriptions and quick fixes.+ Offers a diversity of angles and levels of analysis: Crisis management is analyzed from societal, interorganizational, organizational, and individual perspectives.+ Presents international and multicultural perspectives: Crises are not perceived in the same way globally; therefore, international researchers and practitioners expose their views of crisis management from their own cultural angles.Intended AudienceOffering a leading-edge overview of the field of crisis management, this resource is useful for researchers and thoughtful practitioners in business and management, psychology, and sociology. It can also be used in graduate courses such as Strategic Management and Business Policy, Corporate Strategy, Occupational/Industrial Psychology, and Communication Risk Management. Meet author Christophe Roux-Dufort! http:/

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1 Organizations in World Risk Society
2 Crisis Management and Legitimacy
3 Understanding and Managing Crises in an Online World
New Crises New Meaning
4 Organizational Sensemaking During Crisis
5 Crisis Sensemaking and the Public Inquiry
6 A Cognitive Approach to Crisis Management in Organizations
New Crises New Barriers
9 The Eight Characteristics of Japanese CrisisProne Organizations
10 Voices From the Terraces
New Crises New Solutions
11 A Total Responsibility Management Approach to Crisis Management and Signal Detection in Organizations
12 Crisis Management
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors

7 The Psychological Effects of Crises
8 A Passion for Imperfections
About the Contributors

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Christine Pearson is Professor of Management – Global Business at Thunderbird, The School of Global Management. Prior to joining Thunderbird, Pearson was a professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina) and the Ivey Business School (University of Western Ontario), and she was the Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist of the Center for Crisis Management (University of Southern California). Additionally, she has held Visiting Professor appointments in Hong Kong, France and Brazil. Pearson studies two related workplace phenomena: organizational crisis management and dysfunctional behavior in organizations (i.e., as incivility/aggression/violence). Her research has been featured in over 400 international/national/regional media outlets through television, radio and print press. She has consulted about crisis management with organizations such as Pepsico, Dow, Clorox, Mobil, Transamerica, Kraft, LAPD, Red Cross, BellSouth and Nortel. In this role, she has helped organizations plan for, avert, and contain crises such as workplace homicide, product tampering, executive kidnapping, product recalls, consumer fraud and aircraft accidents. Her research has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Academy of Management Executive, Organization Science, and Human Relations. She is currently writing her fifth book, HUH? Workplace Incivility, Its Causes, Consequences and Cures.

Christophe Roux-Dufort is a professor of strategic management at EM Lyon (Lyon School of Management, France) where he teaches and coordinates seminars on crisis management for students and executives. In 1994 Roux-Dufort was one the first professors to introduce a crisis management seminar in the regular curriculum of a French business school. In EM Lyon, Roux-Dufort teaches Crisis Management in the executive MBA, the International MBA, the international masters program in management and in various executive programs. Christophe Roux-Dufort has also written about thirty scientific and professional articles and four books on crisis management. He also works as a consultant on crisis management for French multinational companies in France and in the United States : Michelin, Danone, Tupperware, Renault, Chanel, Airbus among others. His comments on corporate crises are regularly published in national newspapers. He is regularly featured in national radio broadcast. Christophe Roux-Dufort received his M.B.A. degree (1990) from the University Laval (Quebec, Canada) and his Ph. D. degree (1997) from University Paris Dauphine, France. His research interests lie in risk and crisis management, organizational learning and the management of change. Christophe Roux-Dufort is regularly holding visiting appointments in : INSEAD (France), Thammasat University (Thailand), ICHEC (Belgium) and Aarhus School of business (Denmark) where he teaches Crisis Management.

Judith Clair received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in business management from the University of Southern California. She joined the Department of Organization Studies at Boston College in 1993 and served as the Department Chairperson for four years. She has consulted for organizations in the areas of crisis management, natural environmental management, fraud detection, and performance enhancement. Her current research interests include how individuals manage identities at work and how individuals and organizations experience, make sense of and take action on critical organizational events like organizational crises and downsizings. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Organizational Dynamics, Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Advances in Qualitative Organizational Research, and Industrial and Environmental Crisis Quarterly. Dr. Clair teaches courses in organizational behavior, leadership, and management of multicultural diversity. She teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D. and executive levels. She is a faculty partner with Leadership for Change, an executive education program in the Carroll School of Management.

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