The book is designed to strengthen the ability of organizations to anticipate, plan for, and respond to terrorist attacks, resulting in more resilient personnel and adaptive organizations. The book certainly succeeds in meeting those goals, providing a rich collection of individual works that responds to that ambitious goal. . . Each of the chapters is well-grounded in appropriate, contemporary literature and thoroughly examines principles, concepts, impacts and counter measures in its treatment of international terrorism and threats to security. . . This book would be well-placed as a graduate text in a number of courses. Any course dealing with terrorism and psycho-social impacts and related management responses would find it very useful. Emergency management or homeland security courses also might benefit from this book, particularly if they devote a considerable amount of time on the individual and organizational psychological impacts of terrorism and related attacks. Sharon L. Caudle, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management A series of twelve informed and informative essays addressing various aspects of terrorism s impact and creating both individual as well as organizational resilience to terrorist assaults. . . . A work of meticulous and seminal scholarship throughout, International Terrorism and Threats to Security is a core addition to university library reference collections and especially recommended reading for governmental officials and non-specialist general readers concerned with responding to terrorist activities at home and abroad. Midwest Book Review The Social Issues Shelf This timely edited volume is part of a fast growing body of theory and research on terrorism aiming to satisfy a great thirst for knowledge on the topic both among professionals and lay people living in a world that has become a less safe place over the past few years. The fascinating data presented about changes that have occurred all over the world since 9/11, about the short and long impact of terrorism on organizations and individuals, about managing terrorism attacks, facilitating organizational recovery and developing individual and organizational resilience in preparation for such an attack, should be of interest to every intellectually curious reader. They are a must read for terrorism and crisis management researchers and practitioners, for organizational leaders and for human resource managers. Ayala Malach-Pines, Ben-Gurion University, Israel This original collection examines the managerial and organizational implications of international terrorism and threats to security. When Islamic terrorists flew hijacked airplanes into the World Trade Center on 9/11, it changed much of the world forever. The number of deaths and the financial losses resulting from the attack was unprecedented. 9/11 highlighted how risky life in organizations had become. The book reviews events since 9/11, which sets the foundation for the rest of the book. It scrutinizes the central role of governments as targets, agents and protectors of citizens, then considers the impact of terrorism on people and organizations based on research evidence from the US, Spain, and Israel. The authors examine how to increase individual coping resources, maintain work motivation in trying times and develop worksite emergency procedures. They also identify the key qualities of organizations that were able to recover quickly following devastating loss. International Terrorism and Threats to Security will be an invaluable resource for scholars of organizational behaviour, international management, conflict management, international relations and public policy.There are many resources available to those who may wish to learn more about risk and crisis communications. ... In addition, public officials may benefit from Communicating in a Crisis: Risk Communication Guidelines for Public Officialsanbsp;...
|Title||:||International Terrorism and Threats to Security|
|Author||:||R. J. Burke, Cary L. Cooper|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Publishing - 2008-01-01|