Crisis preparations in organizations: Prescription versus reality

Kovoor-Misra, Sarah, Zammuto, Raymond F. and Mitroff, Ian I. (2000) Crisis preparations in organizations: Prescription versus reality. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 63 1: 43-62. doi:10.1016/S0040-1625(99)00049-9

Author Kovoor-Misra, Sarah
Zammuto, Raymond F.
Mitroff, Ian I.
Title Crisis preparations in organizations: Prescription versus reality
Journal name Technological Forecasting and Social Change   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0040-1625
Publication date 2000-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0040-1625(99)00049-9
Volume 63
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 62
Total pages 20
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract This article presents the results of an inductive study of nine organizations' preparations for major crises. The findings indicate that there is a discrepancy between the prescriptive literature on crisis preparation and how organizations actually prepare for crises, and that a number of contextual factors determine which types of crises are prepared for and the form that those preparations take. Propositions about the role of contextual factors in explaining the divergence between the prescriptive literature and these organizations' actions are presented.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: UQ Business School Publications
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