Crisis Management: A Diagnostic Guide for Improving Your Organization's Crisis-preparedness

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Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993 - Business & Economics - 139 pages
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Drawing on a survey of Fortune 1,000 companies as well as interviews with over 500 managers with crisis management experience, this book gives managers--at all levels and in every department--the practical, hands-on tools they need to determine where their organization is vulnerable and where they are prepared, who will be affected, and what strategies will work best for managing a crisis when it occurs.

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Part Two Tools for Diagnosing Your CrisisPreparedness
Identifying the Key Players and Understanding Their Needs
Part Three Shaping Your Crisis Management Program

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About the author (1993)

Ian I. Mitroff is often called the father of modern crisis management. He is a professor in both the Marshall School of Business and the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Southern California, and is the author of several landmark books, including Managing Crises Before They Happen, The Essential Guide to Managing Corporate Crises, and A Spiritual Audt of Corporate America. He lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

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".

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