Offering a strategic orientation to crisis management, this fully updated edition of Crandall, Parnell, and Spillan's Crisis Management helps readers understand the importance of planning for crises within the wider framework of an organization's regular strategic management process. This strikingly engaging and easy-to-follow text focuses on a four-stage crisis management framework: 1) Landscape Survey: identifying potential crisis vulnerabilities, 2) Strategic Planning: organizing the crisis management team and writing the plan, 3) Crisis Management: addressing the crisis when it occurs, and 4) Organizational Learning: applying lessons from crises so they will be prevented or mitigated in the future.
The second edition emphasizes the importance of managing both the internal landscape (those stakeholders within the organization, such as the employees, owners, and management) and the external landscape (those stakeholders outside of the organization, such as the media, customers, suppliers, general public, government agencies, and special interest groups).
William "Rick" Crandall (PhD, University of Memphis) is professor of Management at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Previously, Dr Crandall taught for eleven years at Concord College, Athens, where he served on the college's crisis management team. Dr Crandall's articles on crisis management have appeared in a wide range of journals. John A. Parnell (PhD, University of Memphis, EdD, Campbell University; MAEd, East Carolina University) is the William Henry Belk Distinguished Professor of Management at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where he was recipient of the 2005 Adolph Dial Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity. John E. Spillan (PhD, Warsaw School of Economics) is professor of Business Administration at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His research interests center on crisis management, international marketing, entrepreneurship, and international business. His articles have appeared in a wide range of journals.
Preface 1. A Framework for Crisis Management 2. The Crisis Management Landscape 3. Sources of Organizational Crises 4. A Strategic Approach to Crisis Management 5. Forming the Crisis Management Team and Writing the Plan 6. Organizational Strategy and Crises 7. Crisis Management: Taking Action When Disaster Hits 8. Crisis Communication 9. The Importance of Organizational Learning 10. The Underlying Role of Ethics in Crisis Management 11. Emerging Trends in Crisis Management Appendix. Sample Outline of Items to Include in the Crisis Management Plan Index About the Authors