Risk and Crisis Management: 101 Cases

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World Scientific, 2009 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
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Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, financial collapses, and other crisis situations have occupied public attention to an unprecedented degree in recent years. In the face of these events, the study of risk and crisis management is becoming more important than ever before. This book is a clear and comprehensive guide to the most common emergency situations of our day, giving succinct, practical advice on how best to avoid them if possible, how to minimize loss and damage once they have occurred, and how best to recover sustainably. The 101 cases presented here cover both natural and man-made disasters, drawing on recent and current case histories to propose workable solutions for governments, corporations and ordinary people facing extraordinary times. This revised and expanded edition of the authors'' 1999 book, Survival OCo Simulation of Risk and Crisis Management 69, is written in an accessible style and contains the latest research in the field. It will benefit laypeople, professionals, and academics alike. In particular, safety professionals, public management professionals, CEOs, CIOs, tertiary students and researchers will appreciate its pragmatic, vigilant approach to dealing with and recovering from natural and man-made disasters in the interest of long-term survival and sustainability. Sample Chapter(s). Foreword (45 KB). Chapter 1: Risk and Crisis Management for Natural Disasters: Cases 1 C27 (245 KB). Contents: Risk and Crisis Management for Natural Disasters: Cases 1OCo27: How Communication Technology Must Be Harnessed in an Emergency; How to Deal with Psychological Stress; What to Do in the Event of a Tsunami; The Hospital''s Role in Crisis Management; How School Can Be Used as Evacuation Centers; What We Can Learn from Hurricane Katrina; Risk and Crisis Management for Daily Life: Cases 28OCo62: What to Do If a War Breaks Out While in a Foreign Country; What to Do If You Get Caught in an Emergency Abroad; How to Avoid Terrorist Bombing Attacks; How Typhoon Psychology is Fatal; How to Deal with Bankruptcy of Financial Institutions; How Spyware Infects Your Computer; How to Protect Yourself Against Credit Card Skimming; Risk Management for Government and Businesses: Cases 63OCo101: Why the Need to Develop Next-Generation Disaster Prevention Technologies; How the Multi-Faceted Check System Works; How to Establish a Quick Response Setup; Why Risk Financing is an Absolute; What are the Consequences of Irresponsible Media Coverage?; and other papers. Readership: CEOs, CIOs, managers and executives, safety professionals, public management professionals and specialists, undergraduate/graduate students and researchers and general.

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