Key Readings in Crisis Management Systems and Structures for Prevention and Recovery

ISBN-10: 0415315212
ISBN-13: 9780415315210
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

One of the first books of its kind in the subject area, this text brings together the seminal papers in the area of crisis management and organizational theory along with the analysis of the leading names of the field. Covering the subject area from both a theoretical and practical perspective, it features chapters by Karl Weick, Charles Perrow and many other luminaries of the field. Divided into 4 main sections, the book considers crisis management from a theoretical, systematic and practical perspective it also looks at the approaches and limitations of crisis management processes and its cultural and psychological dynamics. Featuring expert editorial commentary of all the key readings, this is an essential text that provides proper definitions and explications of the areas within Crisis Management. An invaluable introduction for students.

DENIS SMITH has had a distinguished career as a professor of Canadian politics, university administrator, and author. He was the founding editor of the <i Journal of Canadian Studies</i from 1966 to 1975 and editor of the <i Canadian Forum</i from 1975 to 1979. His books include a biography of Liberal cabinet minister Walter Gordon, <i Gentle Patriot</i and of Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker in <i Rogue Tory</i , both of which won the UBC Medal for Canadian Biography.Canadian Author

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Crisis Management - Practice in Search of a Paradigm
Understanding crisis management
The Limits of Safety: The Enhancement of a Theory of Accidents
Understanding Industrial Crises
The Structure of Man-Made Organizational Crises: Conceptual and Empirical Issues in the Development of a General Theory of Crisis Management
Organizational Pathology and Industrial Crisis
Organizations and Crisis: The emergence of a Research Paradigm
Modelling the crisis management process
Modelling the Crisis Management Process: Approaches and Limitations
The Organizational and Interorganizational Development of Disasters
Crisis Prone Versus Crisis Avoiding Organizations: is Your Company's Culture its Own Worst Enemy in Creating Crises?
Beyond Contingency Planning: Towards a Model of Crisis Management
Some Characteristics of One Type of High Reliability Organization
Systems Analysis of Failures as a Quality Management Tool
Organizational Learning from Disasters
Enacted Sensemaking in Crisis Situations
Modeling the Crisis Management Process
The crisis of management: cultural and psychological dynamics of risk and crisis management
Human Errors: A Taxonomy for Describing Human Malfunction in Industrial Installations
The Contribution of Latent Human Failures to the Breakdown of Complex Systems
The Collapse of Sensemaking in Organizations: The Mann Gulch Disaster
Storming and Catastrophic System Failures
The Crisis of Management: Managing Ahead of the Curve
Crisis management in practice
Designs for Crisis Decision Units
Collective Minds in Organizations: Heedful Interrelating on Flight Decks
Football Stadia Disasters in the United Kingdom: Learning from Tragedy?
Crisis Management into Practice
Conclusions
Responding to the Demands of Crises: Issues Around Future Developments in Theory and Practice
Index

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