- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
- Publication Year: 2008 |
- Online Publication Date: January 15, 2013 |
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446261262 |
- Print ISBN: 9781847870889 |
- Online ISBN: 9781446261262 |
- Series: SAGE Library in Business & Management |
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- Subject: Public Administration (general), Crisis Management, Organizational Communication
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The SAGE Library in Business and Management brings together reference collections containing the most influential and field-defining articles, both classical and contemporary, in key areas of inquiry and niche research interests in business and management.
Each multivolume set represents a cross-section of the essential published works collated from the foremost publications in the field by an editor or editorial team of renowned international stature. Each major work includes a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection, a discussion of the content within the context of the field and an overview of the discipline's past, present and likely future.
This series is designed to be a ‘gold standard’ for university libraries throughout the world with a programme or interest in business and management studies.
Our world is replete ...
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[Page xvii]Editor's Introduction: Fundamentals of Crisis Development and Crisis Management: An Introduction to Critical Crisis Readings1. Introduction: The Changing World of Crises and Crisis Management
Our world is replete with crises. The landmarks of the new millennium are events of unprecedented adversity: 9/11, the Madrid and London bombings, the Boxing Day tsunami, SARS and Avian Flu, the Iraq war and Darfur, Hurricane Katrina and the emerging threat of climate change. These are just the crises that attracted worldwide attention. When we look at non-Western areas or scrutinize local levels far removed from national limelight, the number of crises expands exponentially.
Crises are “inconceivable threats come true” – they tax our imagination and outstrip available resources (LaPorte, 2007). They put societies and their leaders to the test. When ...