In the aftermath of September 11th, the daily barrage of predictions of incipient terrorist attacks against business targets - nuclear power and chemical plants, shopping malls, financial institutions, tourist attractions - has accelerated the need to understand the impact of terrorism on business. The business community - personnel, facilities, and operations - constitutes a prime target of contemporary terrorism. This work analyzes the threats facing US business due to terrorism, industry responses to these dangers, and terrorism's effects on conducting business in the post-9/11 environment. It details the conventional and unconventional terrorist capabilities facing US industry. It describes the activities of terrorists in the economic system, the ways they finance their operations, and the negative financial and economic consequences of terrorism. It also discusses how companies can reduce terrorist threats and ways that corporate security can minimize political violence.
Dean C. Alexander has broad experience with legal, business, and political risk issues. He works for a financial services company in the Washington, D.C., area and has been an executive and in-house counsel for companies based in Chile, England, and Israel. He served as executive director of the NAFTA Research Institute and a consultant to the World Bank, the Organization of American States, and the U.S. State Department. His books include Terrorism and Business: The Impact of September 11, 2001.
Terrorism Threatens Industry; Terrorists In The Economic System And The Financing Of Terrorism; The Negative Financial And Economic Consequences Of Terrorism; Companies Contributing To The War On Terrorism; Corporate Security Confronts Terrorism; Terrorism's Effect On Labour And Management; The Public-Private Partnership In Combating Terrorism; Implications For Doing Business In The 21st Century.