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Spontaneous venturing : an entrepreneurial approach to alleviating suffering in the aftermath of a disaster

Author: Dean A Shepherd; Trent Williams
Publisher: Cambridge : MIT Press, 2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Identifying a new approach to disaster response: spontaneous, compassionate, and impromptu actions to alleviate suffering. In Spontaneous Venturing , Dean Shepherd and Trenton Williams identify and describe a new approach for responding to disaster and suffering: the local organizing of spontaneous, compassionate, and impromptu actions -- the rapid emergence of a compassionate venture. This approach, termed by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shepherd, Dean A., author.
Spontaneous venturing
(DLC) 2018010474
(OCoLC)1029071818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Shepherd; Trent Williams
ISBN: 0262349590 9780262349598
OCLC Number: 1078691144
Description: 1 online resource (248 pages).
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Disaster and Suffering; Devastation of Black Saturday; Personal Stories of Black Saturday; Leave Early or Stay and Defend; A Community Affected by the Black Saturday Bushfire Disaster; Practical Implications; Challenges with the Stay and Defend Decision-Making Process; 2 Limitations of the Command-and-Control Disaster Response; Command and Control; Hang On: Sometimes Perceptions Are Based on Reality, Not Irrationality; Detailed Limitations of the Command-and-Control Response Obstacles to Nonlocal Delivery of Compassionate Resources in Command and ControlObstacles to Speedy Delivery of Compassionate Resources in Command and Control; Obstacles to Customization of Nonlocal Compassionate Responses in Command and Control; Beyond Command and Control: Self-Organizing Emergent Response Groups; Practical Implications of Response Choice; 3 Spontaneous Venturing to Organize Compassion in the Aftermath of a Disaster; Theoretical Background; Local Emergent Actions; Discussion; Spontaneous Venturing; Conclusion; Practical Implications 4 Spontaneous Venture Brokering to Alleviate SufferingTheoretical Development; Discussion; Conclusion; Practical Implications; 5 Self-Help by Spontaneously Venturing to Help Others; Venturing and the Benefits It Has for the Entrepreneur; The Impact of Spontaneous Venturing on the Entrepreneur; Discussion; Practical Implications; 6 Building Better Resilience in a Least Developed Country; Disasters and Least Developed Countries; Introduction to Our Findings; Discussion; Practical Implications; 7 Where to Next?; So What? Who Cares? A Call to Action; Don't Have the Resources? Think Again! As in Pursuing Traditional Opportunities, There Will Be Variance in Spontaneous Ventures' PerformanceBe More Aware as a "Helper": Are You Really Helping?; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index
Responsibility: Dean A. Shepherd and Trenton A. Williams.

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