Title: Crisis typologies revisited : an interdisciplinary approach
Authors : Björck, Albena
Published in : Central European Business Review
Volume(Issue) : 5
Issue : 3
Pages : 25
Pages to: 37
Publisher / Ed. Institution : University of Economics in Prague
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 658.4: Executive Management
Abstract: For effective crisis management and communication, a decision maker has to understand the causes and nature of a crisis and how it influences stakeholder perceptions. Identifying an organization’s vulnerabilities is essential for crisis prevention but practitioners often lack the ability to define crisis scenarios, especially the worst-case ones. A crisis typology is a structured approach to analyze crisis situations and to introduce measures for crisis prevention and containment. This paper aims to review recent literature on crisis classifications and to discuss their application. Because a single typology cannot capture the complexity and the interdisciplinary nature of a crisis, four relevant typologies from different disciplines are compared. Their combined application in an interdisciplinary framework is suggested. The paper discusses the need for typologies that reflect the cultural and contextual dimensions. Conclusions concerning the limitations and directions for further research are drawn.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.18267/j.cebr.156
ISSN: 1805-4854
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8491
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