Learning from Disasters / Edition 3
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Learning from Disasters / Edition 3

by Brian Toft, Simon Reynolds
     
 

ISBN-10: 1899287752

ISBN-13: 9781899287758

Pub. Date: 09/01/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This compelling book offers an important insight into the way organizations implement policies and procedures to prevent future disasters occurring. The third edition includes an introductory chapter which demonstrates on a theoretical and practical level a number of reasons why individuals and groups of people fail to learn from disasters in the first place. Based

Overview

This compelling book offers an important insight into the way organizations implement policies and procedures to prevent future disasters occurring. The third edition includes an introductory chapter which demonstrates on a theoretical and practical level a number of reasons why individuals and groups of people fail to learn from disasters in the first place. Based on thorough research, Learning from Disasters is essential reading for all those involved in risk management, disaster planning and security and safety management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781899287758
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2005
Pages:
145
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.01(d)

Table of Contents

Risk Perception and Decision-making
• The Management of Risk
• Disasters as Systems Failures
• Methodology
• Generation of Hindsight
• General Organisational Learning
• Specific Organisational Learning
• Case Studies
• Discussion and Conclusions

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