The collapse of major corporations during the global financial crisis, major accidents, and strategic mistakes resulting from mismanagement, have highlighted the crucial role that bad decision making has in creating disasters.Â People are at the core of corporate success and failure.Â Researchers in behavioral psychology have discovered that individual persons and groups are not good at making decisions as they fall prey to human biases, giving rise to the term "people risk."Â
Risk management experts Keith Blacker and Patrick McConnell provide a business-friendly introduction to behavioral psychology, explaining how biases, illusions, and conflicts of interest can lead board members, managers, and employees to make potentially disastrous decisions.Â Using case studies and examples, the authors demonstrate how crucial people risk management is and how ineffective risk management can create crises.Â They also offer practical tips and tools for changing the culture and structure of organizations to better align people risks with corporate values and provide advice on managing the roles and responsibilities of those directly involved in overseeing risk and people management.
Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, interest in crisis management has been fuelled by a number of events, including 9/11.
The first edition of this text was praised for its rigorous yet logical approach, and this is continued in the second edition, which provides a well-researched, theoretically robust approach to the topic combined with empirical research in continuity management. New chapters are included on digital resilience and principles of risk management for business continuity. All chapters are revised and updated with particular attention being paid to the impact on smaller companies. New cases include: South Africa Bank, Lego, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter; small companies impacted by 9/11; and the New York City power outage of August 2003.
A unique how-to guide for managers with asset-protection responsibilities, this book offers the reader both a clear picture of security program needs and some practical suggestions for meeting these needs. In addition to providing detailed information on security program management, the guide also emphasizes the importance of the relationship between security program management and other administrative services. Tweedy covers proven strategies and techniques to combat everyday security problems like burglary as well as sophisticated thefts of vital information and threats of terrorism. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, checklists, job descriptions, and model forms are included for ready reference. Tweedy begins with an overview of security program development and operation. Several chapters follow devoted to the composition and utilization of a security guard force, elements of security program management, and control processes in security program management. Tweedy advocates employee participation in loss prevention and a new focus on managerial, rather than strictly task-oriented thinking. Separate chapters address issues such as personnel selection and performance evaluation, EDP system protection, and crime in the United States. The final four chapters provide a summary of steps to achieve a higher degree of protection against terrorism through crisis planning, protection of personnel, safeguarding facilities and other assets, and the protection of records. Two appendices provide details and relevant examples of actual security-related activities.
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How are German capitalism and German business management to be understood from the perspective of Japan?
Both Germany and Japan as defeated nations in World War II received significant American leadership and support after the war. Both countries developed their enterprises, industries, and economy by deploying and adapting technology and management methods from the United States while establishing systems of industrial concentration in their own ways. By these means, both nations became major trading countries. However, current economic and business conditions differ greatly between Germany and Japan.
In trade, American influence on Japanese business is still strong. Japan could not and cannot establish a complementary relationship with American industrial sectors and their products in the American market. In addition, a common market structure like the E.U. does not exist in Asia. In contrast to Japan, Germany developed independently from the American influence and became part of a well-integrated regional economy. What were the driving forces that created those differences?
That question is approached from a Japanese point of view in this book, based on the assumption that the origins of distinct characteristics of German business management after World War II were developed in the 1950s and '60s. The book analyzes the transformation of business management in Germany and explains the characteristics and structures of German management.
The author describes how the development of German companies determined the current German condition- "the Europeanization of Germany"-while the world faced the globalization process. Demonstrating the basic foundation of European integration by analyzing market factors in Europe as well as the internal structural transformation of management in Germany, this book is a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and researchers in the fields of business management, business history, and economic history.