Crisis Readiness in Turkey and the United States

John A. Parnell, Mehmet Ali Koseoglu, John E. Spillan

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Crisis management seeks to minimize the impact that crisis events have on organizations. While the crisis management literature is replete with studies of large organizations in developed countries, little has been written on this subject concerning businesses in emerging nations. This exploratory study investigates the perceptions and experiences of Turkish managers in relation to crisis events. Crisis readiness in Turkey and the United States is compared and contrasted. The results indicate that a majority of these organizations do not have formal crisis management plans. Recommendations are offered and implications for management are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-116
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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