This book was born from the editor's conviction that a wide set of contributors should provide the economic and corporate sectors with guidelines, developed from rigorous research and case studies, to analyse those adjustments made necessary through international terrorism, as known since September 11th 2001. It argues that corporate asset protection and accurate business risk assessment is vital to the longevity, and resilience of business.
The volume reveals how the pre-9/11-era of contemporary economic history gave birth to a nexus of a) globalization b) increased systemic vulnerability and complexity and c) the transitions of terrorism. As a result, the post-9/11-era is one which should incorporate risk analysis audits on a regular basis, political and geopolitical risk research, the use of quantitative risk assessment and qualitative risk analysis to implement risk strategy planning, its management and appropriate risk transfer considerations.
The formulated call of this work is for diplomacy and business to incorporate the knowledge and lessons of international threat, security and disaster. Their management may reveal important competitive advantages in the long run.
Terrorism and the International Business Environment will appeal to a wide audience of risk strategists, CEOs of MNCs, credit risk analysts, as well as academics of international business and politics.
Edited by Gabriele Suder, Pr. Fellow, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Part I: The Geopolitical and Geo-economic Environment 2. The Legacy of September 11 3. Historical Forces in International Affairs and Commerce: Prospects for the International Economy 4. Terrorism and International Business: Conceptual Foundations 5. The Complexity of the Geopolitics Dimension in Risk Assessment for International Business Part II: The Trade and Investment Environment 6. The Impact of Geopolitical Turmoil on Country Risk and Global Investment Strategy 7. The Digital Divide 8. Global Investment and Trade Flows: A Framework for Understanding Part III: Business Operation Studies 9. The Tourism Sector 10. The Bank Sector 11. The Evolution of Contingency Planning: From Disaster Recovery to Operational Resilience Part IV: Implications of Crisis in a Synergetic World 12. Disaster Management after September 11: A `Normal Accident' or a `Man-made Disaster?' What Did We Know, What Have We Learned? 13. A New Challenge for Security Policy 14. Conclusions Index