Crisis Information Management Book

Crisis Information Management


  • Author : Christine Hagar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-11-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781780632872

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Crisis Information Management Excerpt :

This book explores the management of information in crises, particularly the interconnectedness of information, people, and technologies during crises. Natural disasters, such as the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11 and human-made crises, such as the recent political disruption in North Africa and the Middle East, have demonstrated that there is a great need to understand how individuals, government, and non-government agencies create, access, organize, communicate, and disseminate information within communities during crisis situations. This edited book brings together papers written by researchers and practitioners from a variety of information perspectives in crisis preparedness, response and recovery. Edited by the author who coined the term crisis informatics Provides new technological insights into crisis management information Contributors are from information science, information management, applied information technology, informatics, computer science, telecommunications, and libraries

Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management Book

Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management


  • Author : Beard, Jon W.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-02-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781799872122

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Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management Excerpt :

Properly addressing a crisis requires more than just guesswork and a reaction; it requires a properly structured approach supported by good information. With the rapid evolution of information systems and information technology, including hardware, software, the internet, and communications capabilities, there are abundant opportunities to apply these technology capabilities and resources to support and improve responses to and management of crisis situations. Approaches to crisis response and management include the design, development, implementation, and application of systematic methodologies on how to respond, as well as how to apply information systems to enhance and extend responses to crises. Information Technology Applications for Crisis Response and Management provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on current and cutting-edge research exploring and extending our understanding of the use of information systems and information technology to support responses to crises of all kinds—accidental, intentional, and acts of nature. The chapters in this book focus on the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of information system technologies and methodologies to support crisis response and management, as well as technology management-related issues for crisis response and management. While highlighting technical, cognitive, organizational, and human-focused issues within the field, this book is ideal for policymakers, IT specialists, government officials, crisis response teams, managers, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students interested in the use of information technology and information systems to support diverse types of crises.

Crisis Management Book

Crisis Management


  • Author : Katarina Holla
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-06-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789232349

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Crisis Management Excerpt :

Crisis management is an interdisciplinary subject field represented by theoretical problems, practical activity, people management and the art of crisis situation solving. Overall, the studies that this publication contains are to provide an overview of the state of the art mainly focused on crisis management cycle represented by certain phases and steps. Topics include also lessons learned from natural and man-made disasters, crisis communication, information systems in crisis management, civil protection and economics in crisis management. We hope that chapters of this book will provide useful information within crisis management issue for a wide audience.

Using Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management Book

Using Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management


  • Author : Jennex, Murray E.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466627895

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Using Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management Excerpt :

Using Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management highlights examples of disaster situations in recent years in which social and information technologies were useful in distributing and receiving information updates. This comprehensive collection brings together research for practitioners and researchers interested in the uses of information technology in crisis management.

Big Data  Surveillance and Crisis Management Book

Big Data Surveillance and Crisis Management


  • Author : Kees Boersma
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-08-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317270980

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Big Data Surveillance and Crisis Management Excerpt :

Big data, surveillance, crisis management. Three largely different and richly researched fields, however, the interplay amongst these three domains is rarely addressed. In this enlightening title, the link between these three fields is explored in a consequential order through a variety of contributions and series of unique and international case studies. Indeed, whilst considering crisis management as an "umbrella term" that covers a number of crises and ways of managing them, the reader will also explore the collection of "big data" by governmental crisis organisations. However, this volume also addresses the unintended consequences of using such data. In particular, through the lens of surveillance, one will also investigate how the use and abuse of big data can easily lead to monitoring and controlling the behaviour of people affected by crises. Thus, the reader will ultimately join the authors in their debate of how big data in crisis management needs to be examined as a political process involving questions of power and transparency. An enlightening and highly topical volume, Big Data, Surveillance and Crisis Management will appeal to postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in fields including Sociology and Surveillance Studies, Disaster and Crisis Management, Media Studies, Governmentality, Organisation Theory and Information Society Studies.

The New Common Book

The New Common


  • Author : Emile Aarts
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030653552

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The New Common Excerpt :

This open access book presents the scientific views of some fifty experts on how they believe the COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting society, and how it will continue to do so in the years to come. Using the concept of a “common” (in the sense of common values, common places, common goods, and common sense), they elaborate on the transition from an Old Common to a New Common. In carefully crafted chapters, the authors address expected shifts in major fields like health, education, finance, business, work, and citizenship, applying concepts from law, psychology, economics, sociology, religious studies, and computer science to do so. Many of the authors anticipate an acceleration of the digital transformation in the forthcoming years, but at the same time, they argue that a successful shift to a new common can only be achieved by re-evaluating life on our planet, strengthening resilience at an individual level, and assuming more responsibility at a societal level.

Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management Book

Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management


  • Author : Galina Rogova
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 549
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319225272

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Fusion Methodologies in Crisis Management Excerpt :

The book emphasizes a contemporary view on the role of higher level fusion in designing crisis management systems, and provide the formal foundations, architecture and implementation strategies required for building dynamic current and future situational pictures, challenges of, and the state of the art computational approaches to designing such processes. This book integrates recent advances in decision theory with those in fusion methodology to define an end-to-end framework for decision support in crisis management. The text discusses modern fusion and decision support methods for dealing with heterogeneous and often unreliable, low fidelity, contradictory, and redundant data and information, as well as rare, unknown, unconventional or even unimaginable critical situations. Also the book examines the role of context in situation management, cognitive aspects of decision making and situation management, approaches to domain representation, visualization, as well as the role and exploitation of the social media. The editors include examples and case studies from the field of disaster management.

International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Book

International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management


  • Author : Murray E. Jennex
  • Publisher : IGI Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Communication in management
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 1609604121

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International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Excerpt :

The International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (IJISCRAM) is an academically rigorous outlet for research into crisis response and management. It is focused on the design, development, implementation, use and evaluation of IS technologies and methodologies to support crisis response and management. It explores issues critical to the application of IS to crisis response and management. This journal covers all aspects of the crisis management information systems discipline, from organizational issues to technology support to decision support and knowledge representation. High quality submissions are encouraged using any qualitative or quantitative research methodology, focusing on the design, development, implementation, use, and evaluation of such systems.

Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management Book

Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management


  • Author : Orhan Altan
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030053307

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Intelligent Systems for Crisis Management Excerpt :

In the past several years, there have been significant technological advances in the field of crisis response. However, many aspects concerning the efficient collection and integration of geo-information, applied semantics and situation awareness for disaster management remain open. Improving crisis response systems and making them intelligent requires extensive collaboration between emergency responders, disaster managers, system designers and researchers alike. To facilitate this process, the Gi4DM (GeoInformation for Disaster Management) conferences have been held regularly since 2005. The events are coordinated by the Joint Board of Geospatial Information Societies (JB GIS) and ICSU GeoUnions. This book presents the outcomes of the Gi4DM 2018 conference, which was organised by the ISPRS-URSI Joint Working Group ICWG III/IVa: Disaster Assessment, Monitoring and Management and held in Istanbul, Turkey on 18-21 March 2018. It includes 12 scientific papers focusing on the intelligent use of geo-information, semantics and situation awareness.

Social Media  Crisis Communication  and Emergency Management Book

Social Media Crisis Communication and Emergency Management


  • Author : Connie M. White
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439853498

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Social Media Crisis Communication and Emergency Management Excerpt :

Although recent global disasters have clearly demonstrated the power of social media to communicate critical information in real-time, its true potential has yet to be unleashed. Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies teaches emergency management professionals how to use social media to improve emergency planning, preparedness, and response capabilities. It provides a set of guidelines and safe practices for using social media effectively across a range of emergency management applications. Explaining how emergency management agencies can take advantage of the extended reach these technologies offer, the book supplies cutting-edge methods for leveraging these technologies to manage information more efficiently, reduce information overload, inform the public, and ultimately save lives. Filled with real-world examples and case studies, it is an ideal self-study resource. Its easy-to-navigate structure and numerous exercises also make it suitable for courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. From crowdsourcing and digital volunteers to mapping and collective intelligence, Social Media, Crisis Communication, and Emergency Management: Leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies facilitates a clear understanding of the essential principles of social media. Each chapter includes an example of a local-level practitioner, organization, or agency using social media that demonstrates the transformative power of social media in the real world. The book also includes numerous exercises that supply readers with models for building their own social media sites and groups—making it a must-read for anyone who wants to learn more about the communication and information structures supported by social media. Visit the author’s homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/conniemwhite/Home

Crisis Management Book

Crisis Management


  • Author : Sarah Kovoor-Misra
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-01-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506328706

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Crisis Management Excerpt :

Modern organizational crises are complex, diverse, and frequent. Ineffective crisis management can result in catastrophic loss. Crisis Management: Resilience and Change introduces students to best practices for preventing, containing, and learning from crises in our global, media-driven society. While covering the strengths of existing works on crisis management, such as systems, leadership, communication, and stakeholder perspective, this innovative new text goes beyond to include global, ethical, change, and emotional aspects of crisis communication. Using her proven transformative crisis management framework, Sarah Kovoor-Misra illustrates how organizations of all sizes can be adaptable, proactive, resilient, and ethical in the face of calamity.

The Routledge Companion to Risk  Crisis and Emergency Management Book

The Routledge Companion to Risk Crisis and Emergency Management


  • Author : Robert P. Gephart, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315458151

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The Routledge Companion to Risk Crisis and Emergency Management Excerpt :

This volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the latest management and organizational research related to risk, crisis, and emergency management. It is the first volume to present these separate, but related, disciplines together. Combined with a distinctly social and organizational science approach to the topics (as opposed to engineering or financial economics), the research presented here strengthens the intellectual foundations of the discipline while contributing to the development of the field. The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management promises to be a definitive treatise of the discipline today, with contributions from several key academics from around the world. It will prove a valuable reference for students, researchers, and practitioners seeking a broad, integrative view of risk and crisis management.

Crisis Management in the European Union Book

Crisis Management in the European Union


  • Author : Stefan Olsson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-07-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642006975

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Crisis Management in the European Union Excerpt :

In less than a decade, Europe has witnessed a series of large-scale natural disasters and two major terrorist attacks. Growing concern about the trans-national effects of these incidents has caused the EU Member States to seek more multilateral cooperation. As a result, a system of common arrangements for handling large-scale emergencies or disasters has emerged, which, due to its quick and ad-hoc development, may seem almost impenetrable to newcomers to the field. This book seeks to provide a much-needed overview of disaster and crisis management systems in the EU. It provides a basic understanding of how EU policy has evolved, the EU’s mandate, and above all, a concise and hands-on description of the most central crisis management arrangements. Written by some of Europe’s main experts and consultants in the field, this book represents a unique and comprehensive source of information for everyone involved or interested in the European Union crisis management system. "This book will quickly become an indispensable resource for two groups: Practitioners will enjoy its accessible and comprehensive style. Academics curious about this emerging field will turn to it for an introductory overview. As someone who closely studies this field, I find the book engaging, detailed, and accurate, and I read every line with great interest. The authors are to be commended for the quality of research that went into this work." Mark Rhinard, Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

Crisis Management at the Speed of the Internet Book

Crisis Management at the Speed of the Internet


  • Author : Bob Hayes
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-03-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124115910

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Crisis Management at the Speed of the Internet Excerpt :

Crisis Management at the Speed of the Internet provides security executives and practitioners with an overview of the potentially harmful impact of social media communication on corporate reputation. Within minutes, the online consumer community can propel a company into an image crisis, brand damage, and a financial disaster—even if the viral information isn’t factual. It is critical that an organization respond quickly and decisively to crises in online media. The report explores examples of companies that have experienced this kind of impact, and describes practical, strategic methods for mitigating and resolving a crisis, including cross-functional team readiness and internal communications training. It is a valuable resource for any security professional working to create or improve an existing corporate crisis management policy. Crisis Management at the Speed of the Internet is a part of Elsevier’s Security Executive Council Risk Management Portfolio, a collection of real world solutions and "how-to" guidelines that equip executives, practitioners, and educators with proven information for successful security and risk management programs. Provides security executives and practitioners with an overview of the potentially harmful impact of social media communication on corporate reputation Cites examples of companies that have experienced this kind of threat and describes the successes or failures of their responses Describes practical, strategic methods for mitigating and resolving a crisis

Ethics and Crisis Management Book

Ethics and Crisis Management


  • Author : Lina Svedin
  • Publisher : IAP
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617354984

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Ethics and Crisis Management Excerpt :

The daily process of public service provision and administration is filled with value judgments and value trade-offs, and the safeguarding of just and fair processes is key to the public’s trust in governing institutions. In crises, public decision-makers face complex ethical judgments under great uncertainty, timepressure, and heightened public scrutiny. A lack of attention to the ethical dimensions of crises has lead decision-makers to long-shadow crises that never reach closure. Furthermore, crises triggered by unethical conduct by public officials steadily feed people’s cynicism about politicians and bureaucracy. The fact that decision-makers often are judged on how they dealt with ethical issues in crises further underlines the importance of this topic. Little scholarly attention had been paid to how ethics play into and are dealt with in situations when they matters most – in crises. In order to improve government performance we need to analyze the ethical dilemmas and normative challenges that face practitioners in crises. This book meets this challenge by presenting a public policy framework for analyzing the ethical dilemmas in crises and introduces ten empirical chapters written by prominent public administration and crisis management scholars. The cases reviewed include Abu Ghraib, the 9/11 Commission, the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Memorial Hospital Tragedy during Hurricane Katrina. Building off the empirical focus on inherent ethical challenges in crises and actor ethics in evaluation and judgment, the concluding chapter outlines important lessons about criteria for crisis decision-making and strategies, the poisoned apple of bureaucratic discretion, and the nature of post-crisis evaluations. The book is geared toward students, scholars, and practitioners concerned with public management, public sector ethics, public policy, crisis management, and the implication of these factors on business and corporate crisis management.