Public Crisis Management: How and Why Organizations Work Together to Solve Society's Most Threatening Problems

Public Crisis Management: How and Why Organizations Work Together to Solve Society's Most Threatening Problems

by Michael J. Hillyard

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Overview

Public Crisis Management is an inter-organizational primer. In detail, it describes the strengths and limitations of organizations that work together to resolve some of mankind's worst shared dilemmas.

Wildland firefighting, emergency and disaster management, and public safety networks are studied to uncover what each network form does well and not so well. Those networks are also used to provide a general management framework that other crisis management networks will find useful. The book's five principles identify "ingredients" necessary to form and maintain relationships of multiple organizations in pursuit of public health, safety, and security.

Public Crisis Management is useful for both the academic and practitioner communities as so many key business, government, and international decisions rest on the cooperation and coordination of more than one organization to resolve modern problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595007172
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/20/2000
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Michael Hillyard is the interim Academic Dean and a faculty member at the American Military University. He is a former U.S. Marine officer with a doctorate in public administration from the University of Southern California. Hillyard and his wife, Cara, live in Manassas Park, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Chapter 1Defining Crises and Crisis Management1
Chapter 2Three Crisis Management Networks21
Chapter 3Principle #1--Common Purposes39
Chapter 4Principle #2--Authority83
Chapter 5Principle #3--Incentives121
Chapter 6Principle #4--Culture145
Chapter 7Principle #5--Structure207
Chapter 8A Model of Crises and Organizational Responses245
Appendix A263
Appendix B269
Bibliography277

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