Learning from Catastrophes

Michael Useem , Howard Kunreuther

Editura: Prentice Hall
Breakthrough Best Practices for Managing Extreme Risks-Both Natural and Man-Made How to prepare for risks ranging from financial crises and climate change to pandemics and terrorismIndispensable information for leaders and strategists in business, the public sector, and nonprofit organizations alikeDraws on leading-edge research from The Wharton School and top risk management experts worldwide Hurricanes. Earthquakes. Pandemics. Global economic crises. Terrorism. Whether natural or man-made, massive catastrophes happen far more often than decision-makers once imagined. Organizations must prepare for these events-but how? In Learning from Catastrophes, the world's leading experts in extreme risk management present innovative approaches to mitigation, preparedness, and response. They show how to dramatically improve forecasting and communication about high-consequence risks, use economic incentives to improve resilience and sustainability, and proactively implement operational steps for rapid, effective response to disaster. In today's increasingly unstable, uncertain world, preparing for extreme risk has never been more urgent. Whether you're a leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector, this book presents the principles and strategies you'll need.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins :

    Foreword by Klaus Schwab     xiii

    Preface by Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem     xv

    Part I: Setting the Stage

    Chapter 1: Principles and Challenges for Reducing Risks from Disasters     1

    Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem

    Chapter 2: Acting in Time Against Disasters: A Comprehensive Risk Management Framework     18

    Herman B. "Dutch" Leonard and Arnold M. Howitt

    Part II: Linking Risk Assessment, Risk Perception, and Risk Management

    Chapter 3: Forecasting and Communicating the Risk of Extreme Weather Events     41

    Geoff Love and Michel Jarraud

    Chapter 4: Cognitive Constraints and Behavioral Bias     64

    Séan Cleary

    Chapter 5: The Five Neglects: Risks Gone Amiss     83

    Alan Berger, Case Brown, Carolyn Kousky, and Richard Zeckhauser

    Chapter 6: Can Poor Countries Afford to Prepare for L

  • Data Publicarii : 2010
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Hardback
  • Numar pagini : 352
  • ISBN : 9780137044856
178.99 Lei
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