Pauline Allen and Bronwen Neil investigate crisis management as conducted by the increasingly important episcopal class in the 5th and 6th centuries. Their basic source is the neglected corpus of bishops' letters in Greek and Latin, the letter being the most significant mode of communication and information-transfer in the period from 410 to 590 CE. The volume brings together into a wider setting a wealth of previous international research on episcopal strategies for dealing with crises of various kinds. Six broad categories of crisis are identified and analysed: population displacement, natural disasters, religious disputes and religious violence, social abuses and the breakdown of the structures of dependence. Individual case-studies of episcopal management are provided for each of these categories. This is the first comprehensive treatment of crisis management in the late-antique world, and the first survey of episcopal letter-writing across the later Roman empire.
This history of Ferranti during the last six years of its long existence provides a detailed exposition of the merger with an American firm that would bring it to its knees. Although only covering six years, this builds on the previous two volumes of the Ferranti history that has outlined how the firm grew into one of the UK's leading defence electronics operations. Having survived a major liquidity crisis in 1974-75, Ferranti recovered robustly under new management, only to flounder under the same leadership as a result of a major foray into the American defence electronics industry. The case-study outlines the inherent dangers in international mergers, as well as the acute problems associated with City and corporate governance practices which resulted in decisions that undermined Ferranti fatally.
International Handbook of Organizational Crisis Management reflects the latest understanding of the field from prominent scholars and practitioners around the globe. Pushing the boundaries of crisis management research and practice, the handbook offers new frameworks and findings that capture insights and guidance for researchers and executives.Key Features* Provides the latest thinking on and encourages growing support of crisis management in todayAes business environment: Novel and poorly understood technologies, globalization, changing political climates, and a shifting social landscape are just a few of the forces currently changing the ways in which organizations experience crises.+ Challenges core assumptions and goes beyond conventional rules: Numerous books touch on the topic, but many lack rigor with untested fear based prescriptions and quick fixes.+ Offers a diversity of angles and levels of analysis: Crisis management is analyzed from societal, interorganizational, organizational, and individual perspectives.+ Presents international and multicultural perspectives: Crises are not perceived in the same way globally; therefore, international researchers and practitioners expose their views of crisis management from their own cultural angles.Intended AudienceOffering a leading-edge overview of the field of crisis management, this resource is useful for researchers and thoughtful practitioners in business and management, psychology, and sociology. It can also be used in graduate courses such as Strategic Management and Business Policy, Corporate Strategy, Occupational/Industrial Psychology, and Communication Risk Management. Meet author Christophe Roux-Dufort! http:/www.em-lyon.com/france/faculte/professeurs/alpha/roux-dufort.asp
My curiosity with the economic efficiency and social benefits of provisions used by telecommunications carriers to limit their liability to customers for damages arising from service interruptions and network outages is a longstanding one. It began with the changing state regulatory environments in the late 1980's while representing AT&T as an attorney before numerous state legislatures in the Midwest. As telecommunications carriers faced the ramifications of deregulation, several legal consequences came to the fore. One important consequence was the impact of changing regulatory rules and requirements on the carriers' abilities to continue to limit their liability for damages to customers in a non-tariffed world. As a result, one of my responsibilities while employed by AT&T was to syek legislative relief in some state jurisdictions which would enable the continued use of limited liability provisions notwithstanding other deregulatory developments in the industry. In my capacity as an attorney, I succeeded in this task in the few jurisdictions for which I was given the charge. However, as an economist, these efforts piqued my interest regarding the economic effects of such limited liability provisions on consumer interests. What liability rules for the industry would really better serve general societal interests? As my career evolved, which involved returning to graduate school to pursue my Ph. D. and becoming the Director of Public Policy Studies at Ameritech, I had the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research in telecommunications policy issues.
Earthquake Survival - A Guide To Preparedness And Action Table of Contents Preface Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Surviving an Earthquake 2.1 Inside a premisies 2.2 Outside the buildings 2.3 Automobiles 2.4 Impaired mobility 2.5 High-Rise Buildings 2.6 Crowded Indoor Public Places 2.7 Stadium or Theater 2.8 Near the Shore 2.9 Below a Dam Chapter 3 - Prevention 3.1 Practice Drills 3.2 Evacuation Plans 3.3 Write Down Important Information Chapter 4 - Emergency supplies 4.1 First Aid Kit 4.2 Drugs/Medications 4.3 Dressings 4.4 Other First Aid Supplies 4.5 Survival Kit for Your Home 4.6 Items for safety and comfort 4.7 Survival Kit for Your Automobile 4.8 Survival Kit for Your Workplace Chapter 5 - Inspecting for Possible Home Hazards 5.1 Rooms in the Home 5.2 Securing Appliances 5.3 Hanging and Overhead Items 5.4 Shelves, Cabinets, and Furniture 5.5 Hazardous Materials 5.6 Foundation 5.7 Roof and Chimney 5.8 Learning to Shut Off Utilities Electricity Water Chapter 6 - First aid scenarios 6.1 Bleeding wounds 6.2 Internal bleeding 6.3 Burning 6.4 Burn symptoms 6.5 Principles of first aid against burns 6.6 Broken bones 6.7 Treatment of broken bone wounds Chapter 7 - Conclusion Author Bio Preface It's natural to feel helpless against nature. I agree it is not a fair fight, but we can least give it a try. Combating earthquakes does not mean that you will have the power to overturn it, but it does mean that you have the wit to minimize your losses, at least those that are somewhat in your hands. This book tries to give you a thorough insight into the scenario of the earthquake. We begin by making you realize that your reactions will always vary with your positions and the steps that you have to take will be different in each situation. Evacuation strategies are followed by the analysis of scenarios, and then we introduce you to perhaps the most crucial thing in the moment of panic, organization. Yes, in moments like these you need your mind to calm down and we have done that for you. The lists are all given; all you need to do is to work on them and prearrange all your tools and aids. We end by giving you all the common injuries and their first aid helping mechanisms. I hope that with following these steps you can ensure the safety of your family and be unharmed by this monstrous calamity.
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