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Business Continuity and Homeland Security : the Challenge of the New Age.

Author: David H McIntyre; William I Hancock
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2011.
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Experts from a variety of disciplines - noted authorities in security and risk management, technology, public health, and political science - explain and analyze the critical link between business continuity and homeland security. Their analyses signal a major step forward in the emerging academic and professional field of homeland security, illustrating why and how business and government must work together in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McIntyre, David H.
Business Continuity and Homeland Security : The Challenge of the New Age.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David H McIntyre; William I Hancock
ISBN: 9781781001097 178100109X
OCLC Number: 763159345
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword: the challenge of the new age; Preface; Credits and acknowledgements; Introduction to Volume 1; PART I BUSINESS IN DANGEROUS TIMES: THE NEW REALITY; 1 Terror and the economy; 2 Terrorism: a short- term phenomenon?; 3 Business continuity and enterprise value; 4 The legal impact of homeland security on business; 5 Legal liability when businesses are unprepared for disasters; 6 The impact of threats and catastrophes on corporate governance: how to minimize disruption, mitigate the risks and manage business recovery and continuity proactively. PART IIREAL DANGERS DEMANDREAL ANSWERS7 The threat of terrorism; 8 Transcending the consequences of terror on business; 9 The impact of disease and pandemics on business continuity; 10 Telework in the face of a pandemic; 11 Immediate effects of terrorism on business; 12 Prospering in the secure economy; PART III DISASTER STORIES WE CAN LEARN FROM; 13 Failure to communicate: lessons of 9/11; 14 A networked model for emergency planning and response: the lessons of Katrina (I); 15 Wal- Mart case study: the lessons of Katrina (II); 16 Doing business in no man's land: the lessons of Katrina (III). ConclusionsAppendix to chapter 9: caveats and conclusions; Index.

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Experts from a variety of disciplines - noted authorities in security and risk management, technology, public health, and political science - explain and analyze the critical link between business continuity and homeland security. Their analyses signal a major step forward in the emerging academic and professional field of homeland security, illustrating why and how business and government must work together in partnership to secure a safe future for free market economies, democratic governments, and individual liberty. Volume 1 looks at the threats businesses face and disasters that have impa.

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