By Ásthildur Elva Bernhardsdóttir
This ebook offers an research at the effect of tradition on predicament administration, exploring how various cultural varieties are mirrored in crisis-related choice making styles. delivering an interdisciplinary and overseas viewpoint with a wealthy learn and sensible outlook, this paintings is a crucial contribution to the sphere of concern administration and selection making. supplying crucial realizing to how international locations, agencies, teams and participants arrange for and reply to crises hence combining learn throughout a number of disciplines, providing theoretical improvement, empirical trying out and reporting at the checking out of a giant variety of hypotheses throughout a number of frameworks. the newness of this e-book lies in its presentation of the quantitative checking out of the connection among cultural concept and challenge administration, drawing on facts from circumstances that go continents and crises forms. The ebook additionally encompasses a assessment of circumstances from South Korea and indicates a few ways that practitioners at a number of degrees of presidency can arrange their organisations to manage larger with the creation of cultural bias into the choice making approach. people with an curiosity in threat administration, catastrophe administration and predicament administration will price this pioneering paintings because it finds the impression of cultural bias in choice making approaches. This paintings bargains vital insights for perform in addition to for theory-building, students and practitioners of public management, administration, political, and diplomacy, organizational, social and cultural psychology, among others, will all achieve from analyzing this work.
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1). Risk assessment identifies a probable type of disaster, its location, the extent of hazards, and the probable impacts on people, commerce, buildings, infrastructure, etc. E. 1007/978-3-319-20714-8_3 35 36 3 Crisis Management: Conceptualizing the Dependent Variable Fig. 1 Four key themes in the crisis management process (Figure note: risk reduction occurs in the pre-crisis phase. Decision–making and information management are part of the immediate response to the event, and learning takes place in both the immediate response and the post-crisis phases.
The comparison between Schwartz’s values and GGCT supports the statement above that a high score of In-Group dimension reflects the hierarchical perspective. 9 p. 475 in House et al. (2004). 26 2 Culture: Conceptualizing the Independent Variable A negative correlation was found between Institutional Collectivism values and Hofstede’s individualism. Unfortunately, Gelfland and colleagues did not compare their collectivistic dimensions to Schwartz’s Egalitarian Commitment dimension. Such a comparison would have helped the comparison between GLOBE’s dimensions and GGCT.
Fiske’s argument that these classes may be subdivided into finer or more sophisticated classes than the rest of them is looked upon as support for inequality and as such reflects the hierarchical perspectives according to GGCT. The authority ranking also definitely reflects the hierarchical perspective where people “[a]re linearly ordered along some hierarchical 3 Triandis’s theory has received support at the individual level but has not been tested at culture level. 2 Individualism Versus Collectivism 23 social dimension” (ibid: 691).