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01.Future Systems for Earthquake Early Warning
02.The Phoenix of Natural Disasters: Community Resilience
03.Recent Progress on Earthquake Geology
04.Droughts: Causes, Effects and Predictions
05.Landslides: Causes, Types and Effects
06.Mass Trauma: Impact and Recovery Issues
07.Meltdown: Climate Change, Natural Disasters and other Catastrophes - Fears and Concerns for the Future
08.Crisis Management
09.Disaster Relief: Organizations, Speed and Efficiency of Response and Roles
10.Earthquake Engineering: New Research
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Editors: Patrick Alvintzi and Hannes Eder
Book Description:
The impacts of a crisis might include fatalities, disabling injuries, significant destruction or contamination or the loss of an organization's reputation. This book examines crisis management in a variety of situations, from its role in business organizations and airplane disasters to disease outbreaks. The recent explosion in world population growth and the mass movement of people into developed forest tropical and subtropical areas has dramatically increased the potential for humans to come into contract with new species and strains of pathogens. This book examines avian influenza A (H5N1), swine influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV) as an emerging disease, malaria as a re-emerging disease, and the importance of infectious diseases acquired via overseas travel to tropical areas. In addition, analyses of major organizational accidents have revealed the importance of organizational factors in the etiology of such events. This book develops a rational and multilevel model for the analysis and prevention of accidents in complex organizational systems. Furthermore, management of a major crisis, generally a corporate or headquarters function as opposed to site emergency response, requires planning, testing and evaluation and maintenance to mitigate and minimize the consequences. The authors of this book focus on crisis management in business corporations, and ways to better handle crisis situations.

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Table of Contents:

Elements for an Effective Management of a Business Corporation Crisis Situation pp.1-37
(Jorge Morales Pedraza, Consultant on International Affairs, Vienna, Austria)

Is nuclear power a realistic alternative to the use of fossil fuels for the production of electricity?^pp.39-84
(Jorge Morales Pedraza, Consultant on International Affairs, Vienna, Austria)

The use of nuclear energy for electricity production: The Latin America experience and its perspectives of development pp.85-125
(Jorge Morales Pedraza, Consultant on International Affairs, Vienna, Austria)

Self-Organisation of Smart Environment Resources for Disaster Management and Relief pp.127-157
(Alexander Smirnov, Tatiana Levashova, Alexey Kashevnik, Andrew Krizhanovsky, Nikolay Shilov, St.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences
SPIIRAS, St.Petersburg, Russia)

Outbreak Control for Emerging, and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Challenge to Threat of Invisible Transmission pp.159-186
(Masachika Senba, Naoki Mori, Akihiro Wada, Department of Pathology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan, and others)

The Linate Air Disaster: A Multilevel Model of Accident Analysis pp.187-210

(Maurizio Catino, University of Milan, Bicocca, Italy)

Vertical and Horizontal Governance of Emergency Management: A Study of Two Regional Emergency Management Councils in Sweden pp.211-230
(Jenny Palm, Maria Alm, Department of Technology and Social Change, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, and others)

(Jordi Urgell Garcia, Researcher at the School for a Culture of Peace, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)

ICT for Risk Reduction and Crisis Management at Inundation Events pp.243-257
(K. Peter Holz, Institut fuer Bauinformatik, Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) at Cottbus, Berlin, Germany)

Strategic Issue Management: The Right Mindset is as Important as the Right Tools pp.259-267
(G.R. Oliver, B.N. Adams, Dow AgroSciences LLC, Indianapolis, IN)

Corporate Crisis Management: It’s All in Getting Started pp.269-274
(David Belonger, DJB Associates, Medford, NJ)

Index pp.273-287

      Management Science - Theory and Applications
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: 287.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-570-6
   Status: AV
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