Conference Proceedings

Author: Gus A. Koehler

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788144998


Page: 223

View: 680

Contents: what disaster response management can learn from chaos theory; disaster in aisle 13 revisited; nonlinear analysis of disaster response data; disaster responder's perception of time; fractals & path dependent processes: a theoretical approach for characterizing emergency medical responses to major disasters; self-organization in disaster response: global strategies to support local action; & chaos theory & disaster response management: lessons for managing periods of extreme instability. Bibliography.
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Contemporary Debates On Risk Management

Author: C. Hood,D. K. C. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135362610

Category: Science

Page: 272

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An examination of different theoretical, methodological and practical approaches towards the management of risk. Seven dimensions of the debate are identified, and the case for each position is put forward, the whole discussion being set in context and perspective. This volume attempts to identify and juxtapose the contested doctrines and underlying assumptions in the field of risk management.
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Author: Roger Hopkins Burke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Crime prevention

Page: 111

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Suitable for those with an interest in the police, crime prevention, community safety and order maintenance, this text provides an understanding of the many issues involved in zero tolerance policing. Subjects under discussion include: initiatives in both the UK and US, problem-oriented policing, community reaction, and more.
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A Community Approach to Disaster Preparedness

Author: Margaret O'Leary

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595310842

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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The First 72 Hours is the seminal anthology of the perspectives of public and private sector leaders who came together after September 11, 2001 to design more disaster-resilient communities. Under the umbrella of the Suburban Emergency Management Project, these leaders learned from national experts and one another that all disasters are intensely local at first and that most communities are "on their own" immediately following disaster impact-often for as long as 72 hours. This new awareness mandated updating strategies to improve disaster preparedness, particularly in light of the threat of terrorism. A wide gamut of perspectives are laid out in the book, including those of doctors and hospitals, city managers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, American Red Cross volunteers, hospital accreditors, the media, business managers, utility companies, emergency managers, public health officials, academics, and elected public officials. In their own words, these individuals convey the importance of learning how to map the myriad organizations involved in local disaster preparedness and response; analyzing, refining and rehearsing local disaster roles; and getting to know individual personalities when in specific roles. The First 72 Hours is an essential resource for professionals and private citizens alike who want to know what kinds of questions must be asked and answered to better prepare their communities to survive future disaster. "There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."-Hamlet, act 5, scene 2
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Methods and Applications

Author: Slobodan P. Simonovic

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118097786

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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The main goal of this text is to introduce the systems approach todisasters management community as an alternative approach that canprovide support for interdisciplinary activities involved in themanagement of disasters. The systems approach draws on thefields of operations research and economics to create skills insolving complex management problems. The text is organized into four parts. Part I provides anintroductory discussion of disaster management including anoverview of the main terms used. Part II is devoted to theintroduction of systems theory, mathematical formalization andclassification of methods. The material presented in this sectionshould be of practical relevance during the process of selecting anappropriate tool for the solution of a problem. Part III istechnical in nature, providing a simulation approach and a detaileddescription of system dynamics simulation. This section details twoareas of application: flood evacuation simulation, and disasterrisk assessment. Part IV ends with a chapter covering steps toimprove disaster management. Finally parts of the book can be usedas a tool for specialized short courses for practitioners. Forexample a course on 'System analysis for emergency managementoptimization' could be based on Chapters 3, 4 and parts of Chapter6. Included in the book is a CD with three computer programs VensimPLE, LINPRO, and COMPRO. Vensim PLE (Personal Learning Edition) isstate-of-the-art simulation software used for the implementation ofsystem dynamics simulation. The other two programs are: LINPRO, alinear programming optimization tool; and COMPRO, for theimplementation of the multi-objective analysis tool of compromiseprogramming.
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A Project Management Approach

Author: Ralph L. Kliem,Gregg D. Richie

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251795

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

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If a major event such as a terrorist attack, 7.2 earthquake, tsunami, or hacker attack were to disrupt business operations, would your organization be prepared to respond to the financial, political, and social impacts? In order for your company to be resilient, it must be ready to respond and recover quickly from the impact of such events. Business continuity is the discipline that can help your organization become truly resilient. Business Continuity Planning: A Project Management Approach explains how to deploy project management, risk management, business continuity, and business preparedness methods in a manner that will ensure organizational resiliency. With an emphasis on building business preparedness plans, it covers the fundamental principles of project management, risk management, business continuity, and business preparedness. Upon reading this book, you will learn how to apply project management to institute business continuity governance and to build and maintain business preparedness plans. You will also learn what’s required to conduct an effective business impact analysis. Detailing a proven plan for achieving business continuity and business preparedness, the book includes numerous diagrams, checklists, and tools to help you determine exactly what you must do to prepare for a serious event. It also explains how to test your continuity plans and evaluate preparedness processes to ensure your organization will be truly prepared to withstand or recover from the next emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event to affect your organization.
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A Practical Guide

Author: Benjamin Wisner,John Adams

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241545410

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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Distills what is known about environmental health during an emergency or disaster. Draws on results from the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction, and on experience with sustainable development between the two Earth Summits. The volume is intended for practitioners, as well as for policy makers and researchers, and thus covers both general and technical aspects of environmental health.
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Author: Joseph Weiss

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0324589735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

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Ethical decisions do not take place in a vacuum, and many people, faced with their own interests and standards, need reliable guidelines to address the moral implications of business decisions. With a unique, highly practical approach to teaching business ethics, this text focuses on the relationships among various stakeholders, including individuals, groups, corporations, and even nations. The new fifth edition includes the latest research, current cases, and practical examples to help students examine the role of ethics in today's business world, from the boardroom to the classroom. Updates also include the addition of new, real-world ethical dilemmas presenting actual encounters by managers and students; an easy, step-by-step guide to implement a stakeholder analysis; tips to help students apply ethical principles in their personal and professional lives; and comprehensive coverage of employee workplace issues and highly relevant topics such as risk management, preferential hiring, corporate legitimacy, and moral accountability. The text also explores today's increasingly interconnected global business environment with coverage of multinational corporations and important issues such as the digital divide, bribery, corruption, human rights, and the environment. This text gives students the practical tools they need to handle complex moral dilemmas in the workplace and the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Author: Federica Ranghieri,Mikio Ishiwatari

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464801533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

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The Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) was the first disaster ever recorded that included an earthquake, a tsunami, a nuclear power plant accident, a power supply failure, and a large-scale disruption of supply chains. This volume is part of a larger knowledge-sharing project sponsored by the World Bank and the government of Japan that collects and analyses information, data, and evaluations performed by academic and research institutions, nongovernmental organisations, government agencies, and the private sector - all with the objective of sharing Japan's knowledge on disaster risk management (DRM) and postdisaster reconstruction with countries vulnerable to disasters so they can mainstream DRM in their development policies and planning. Other countries can protect themselves from major disasters by adopting - and adapting as necessary - some of the measures taken by Japan, and by understanding the strengths and weaknesses of Japan's response to the GEJE.
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Practices, Interpretations, Patterns

Author: Heike Egner,Marén Schorch,Martin Voss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134475810

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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It is widely assumed that humanity should be able to learn from calamities (e.g., emergencies, disasters, catastrophes) and that the affected individuals, groups, and enterprises, as well as the concerned (disaster-) management organizations and institutions for prevention and mitigation, will be able to be better prepared or more efficient next time. Furthermore, it is often assumed that the results of these learning processes are preserved as "knowledge" in the collective memory of a society, and that patterns of practices were adopted on this base. Within history, there is more evidence for the opposite: Analyzing past calamities reveals that there is hardly any learning and, if so, that it rarely lasts more than one or two generations. This book explores whether learning in the context of calamities happens at all, and if learning takes place, under which conditions it can be achieved and what would be required to ensure that learned cognitive and practical knowledge will endure on a societal level. The contributions of this book include various fields of scientific research: history, sociology, geography, psychoanalysis, psychiatry, development studies and political studies, as well as disaster research and disaster risk reduction research.
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Lessons Learned in the Field

Author: Greg D. Moore

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484221842

Category: Computers

Page: 140

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Learn how to develop solutions to handle disasters both large and small. Real-world scenarios illustrate the importance of disaster response (DR) planning. IT Disaster Response takes a different approach to IT disaster response plans. Rather than focusing on details such as what hardware you should buy or what software you need to have in place, the book focuses on the management of a disaster and various management and communication tools you can use before and during a disaster. This book examines disasters in general—a compilation of lessons the author learned over the course of years working in IT, reviewing plane crashes, and his experiences as a cave rescuer and cave rescue instructor. Although at first it may seem that none of these are really related, the truth is they all have elements in common. In each case, the unexpected has happened. Just as not all plane crashes are deadly, not all IT mishaps have terrible consequences. With the proper training and approach, many problems can either be avoided in the first place or better handled if they do arise. The book contains practical guidance on: How to think about a disaster both before it happens and while it’s happening How to apply management skills used in other fields during disasters How to get everyone on board when it comes to planning for and handling disasters How to better deal with smaller, more manageable—and more frequently occurring—disasters What you’ll learn Discover the difference between a DR solution and a DR plan Define a disaster — it’s not always of the scale of a fire burning down the building. See when to actually implement your DR plan Who This Book Is For IT professionals in charge of developing their company’s disaster recovery plan who also need to raise issues to the required C-level people to make sure they have a viable plan.
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Including the All-hazards Approach

Author: Brian Gallant

Publisher: Government Institutes

ISBN: 9780865876323

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

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This book examines the Incident Command System (ICS), the new presidential directive dealing with the National Incident Management Systems, and the new emergency management concept called the all-hazards approach - the idea that a community's emergency plan follows the same philosophies and actions no matter what the emergency situation - used by most communities, the states, and the federal government. This handbook also discusses how to manage volunteers and deal with pets in disaster situations and looks at what the rest of the world is doing with respect to emergency management.
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Rebuilding for Resilience

Author: Dilanthi Amaratunga,Richard Haigh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444344927

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Disasters threaten all parts of the world and they appear to be increasing in frequency, scale and intensity. Despite huge improvements in the emergency response, permanent reconstruction is often uncoordinated, inefficiently managed and slow to begin. International agencies are geared to an efficient response in terms of humanitarian relief, but they are not well versed in the requirements of long-term reconstruction, which is often constrained by lack of planning and poorly coordinated management. The construction industry is typically engaged in a range of critical activities after a disaster, including provision of temporary shelter in the immediate aftermath and restoration of permanent shelter and public infrastructure once the immediate humanitarian needs have been attended to. Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment identifies the challenges that face the industry and highlights best practice to enable the construction industry to address those problems which make an effective response to these unexpected events difficult. Written by an international team of experts, this book will help researchers and advanced students of construction understand the problems faced by communities and the construction industry when faced with a natural or man-made disaster, and identify the planning and management processes required by the industry to mount an effective response.
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Author: Tina Peissker

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

ISBN: 3954890496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

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The prospect of the adverse effects that global climate change will have on human societies, opened up a discourse about the way adaptation should be managed. In order to finance adaptation measures in the most severe affected countries, the parties of the Kyoto Protocol established the Adaptation Fund in 2007. In view of the limited resources that are available for adaptation, scales for the prioritization of countries that are based on their suspected vulnerability, have been developed in literature. But so far, indicators of vulnerability reflect only the general indicators of human development, and therefore, fail to capture the complex structures of vulnerability. In order to capture the mentioned complexity in a more satisfactory way, this book highlights the theory of collective learning. The collective learning approach assumes that vulnerability can be significantly decreased when governance systems adapt to external changes through collective learning processes. This study connects to this notion, and therefore, it assesses the influence of collective learning processes on the vulnerability of the Bangladeshi and Pakistani society towards flood hazards. This determinant of vulnerability is used to capture the matter's complexity.
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What Can We Learn from Existing Whistleblowing Legislation and Research?

Author: David B. Lewis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849806977

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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In this book, David Lewis brings together leading international experts to address the state of whistleblowing law and policy in America, Europe, Australia and South Africa. As well as outlining recent changes to whistleblowing laws and reporting major whistleblower studies, the contributors mount convincing criticisms of current laws and suggest some significant reforms. This book will provoke new thinking among those who view whistleblowing as an important practice, as well as those who are sceptical about its value in organizational life. Rodney Smith, The University of Sydney, Australia This timely and important book assesses the impact of legislation on public interest disclosures internationally, as well as setting an agenda for future research on whistleblowing. Combining both theoretical and practical methods, this unique book offers a detailed examination of some of the key statutory provisions in the UK and explores the way courts have interpreted them. The expert contributors compare the UK model with the different approaches taken in Australia, the US as well as the rest of Europe, and focus on the lessons that can be learned from the current practice of whistleblowing. They evaluate the contents and application of confidential reporting/whistleblowing procedures, and draw upon significant empirical research. This book will be of great interest to academics, postgraduate students, practitioners and policymakers in the fields of employment law, human resource management, business ethics and corporate governance.
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Author: I. Mitroff,L. Hill,C. Alpaslan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137386045

Category: Education

Page: 172

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Using a form of systems thinking, this book analyzes K-12 education as a complex, "messy" system that must be tackled as a whole and provides a series of heuristics to help those involved in the education mess to improve the system as a whole.
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Beating the Odds?

Author: Christof Pforr,Peter Hosie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754673804

Category: Science

Page: 249

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By discussing, analyzing and synthesizing the literature on crisis management, the authors question how business can become more proactive in preparing and dealing with crises, both natural and people-made, in the tourism industry.
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