ISBN 9780749445300,Risk Issues in Crisis Management: A casebook of best practice

Risk Issues in Crisis Management: A casebook of best practice


Judy Larkin


Kogan Page Ltd



Kogan Page Ltd

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9780749445300

ISBN-10 0749445300

Paper Back

Edition 3rd
Number of Pages 236 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

The reputation of an organization influences who we buy from, work for, supply to and invest in. In today's complex environment, organizations have to understand and respond rapidly to shifting public values, rising expectations, demands for public consultation and increasingly intrusive news media. This is particularly important when things go wrong.

This third edition of Risk Issues and Crisis Management has been completely revised and aims to define reputation, explore how to value it and provide practical guidelines for effective reputation management. It features new sections on the rise of the socially conscious consumer and the new nn-government world order as well the growing imperative for corporate social responsibility. Featuring new case studies on the MMR vaccine, the Olympic Games, Coca-Cola's launch of Dasani water and Shell oil reserves, as well as issue management models from organizations such as Daimler-Chrysler, Dow Chemicals and Westpac, this book charts how rapidly the reputation management agenda moves and yet how slowly businesses learn.

Written in a practical, lucid and easy-to-follow style, Risk Issues and Crisis Management shows how issues and crises can be handled successfully and effectively with minimum damage and disruption.

About The Author
Judy Larkin and Michel Regester draw on 40 years of communication management experience advising corporations on what to do in anticipation of potential risk issues and how to cope in crisis situations. They run their own London-based public relations consultancy, Regester Larkin.

Table of Contents
Risk issues management
Issues management defined
Planning an issues management programme - an issues management model
CSR: the new moral code for doing business
An issue ignored is a crisis ensured
Implementing an issues management programme
Crisis management
Perception is the reality
The media in crisis situations
The legal perspective
Planning for the unexpected
Crisis communications management