Chapter 6Simulated Security: A Business Response to Terrorism

Introduction: Managers in Times of Terror

In this chapter I explore more stories of working people, witnesses and victims of terrorism in a major city. These stories are different from the stories of mostly non-management employees and witnesses explored in the previous chapter in two key ways. First, most of the stories in the previous chapter – except for Owen’s story – were collected before the occurrence of crucial moments of terrorism in 2005. These crucial moments – the July 7 London bombings (7/7), the October 1 Bali bombings, and the Melbourne and Sydney anti-terror raids – had a significant influence on the stories explored in this chapter. Second, the witnesses that are ...

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