The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business

Book description

Aware that a single crisis event can devastate their business, managers must be prepared for the worst from an expansive array of threats. The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business comprises a professional and scholarly collection of work in this critical field. Risks come in many varieties, and there is a growing concern for organizations to respond to the challenge. Businesses can be severely impacted by natural and man-made disasters including: floods, earthquakes, tsunami, environmental threats, terrorism, supply chain risks, pandemics, and white-collar crime. An organization’s resilience is dependent not only on their own system security and infrastructure, but also on the wider infrastructure providing health and safety, utilities, transportation, and communication.

Developments in risk security and management knowledge offer a path towards resilience and recovery through effective leadership in crisis situations. The growing body of knowledge in research and methodologies is a basis for decisions to safeguard people and assets, and to ensure the survivability of an organization from a crisis. Not only can businesses become more secure through risk management, but an effective program can also facilitate innovation and afford new opportunities.

With chapters written by an international selection of leading experts, this book fills a crucial gap in our current knowledge of risk, crisis and security in business by exploring a broad spectrum of topics in the field. Edited by a globally-recognized expert on risk, this book is a vital reference for researchers, professionals and students with an interest in current scholarship in this expanding discipline.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. List of figures
  6. List of tables
  7. List of contributors
  8. Part I Developing, implementing and maintaining risk strategies
    1. 1 Developments in risk security
    2. 2 The evolution of risk management thinking in organizations
    3. 3 Intuition and decision making for crisis situations
    4. 4 Business continuity management organizations: the models of implementation
    5. 5 Knowledge in high-reliability organizations: a review of interrelated perspectives
  9. Part II Natural and man-made disasters
    1. 6 A retrospective account of the impacts of the 1960 Valdivia, Chile, earthquake and tsunami and the lack of business continuity planning
    2. 7 What lurks beneath: deep supply chain risks
    3. 8 Crisis leadership: a leader’s new normal
    4. 9 Internal investigations of white-collar crime
    5. 10 Collapse or recovery after white-collar crime
  10. Part III Infrastructure risks
    1. 11 Business resiliency considerations: in the site selection and construction of a new facility
    2. 12 Megacities at risk
    3. 13 Self-organization and its role in building disaster resilience
    4. 14 Risk management in the bioeconomy
    5. 15 SMEs defending their businesses from flood risk: contributing to the theoretical discourse on resilience
  11. Part IV Systems security for business resiliency
    1. 16 Security awareness in the software arena
    2. 17 Information security in an ever-changing threat landscape
    3. 18 Business continuity and e-business: towards an “always-on” e-business
    4. 19 Using location k-anonymity models for protecting location privacy
  12. Part V Risk in business sectors
    1. 20 Accounting information systems: opportunity and risk
    2. 21 Transcending beyond finance for managing foreign exchange risk
    3. 22 Financial risk inherent in oil fracking
    4. 23 Cause-related marketing and disaster management: opportunities from tourism-related initiatives
    5. 24 Shared sorrow is half a sorrow: the role of social capital in building resilient supply chains
    6. 25 Risk management and auditing of technology incubators/science parks: innovation enabler to drive capacity of tech ventures
  13. Part VI Qualitative and quantitative risk modeling
    1. 26 What’s in a name?
    2. 27 Leading through uncertainty
    3. 28 Safety and economic activity
    4. 29 The role of decision-making support systems in risk management
    5. 30 Intelligent rule-based risk modeling for decision making
  14. Index

Product information

  • Title: The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business
  • Author(s): Kurt J. Engemann
  • Release date: June 2018
  • Publisher(s): Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781317244288