Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 September 2018

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780190499402

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Mastering Catastrophic Risk

How Companies Are Coping with Disruption

Howard Kunreuther and Michael Useem

  • An engaging and enlightening examination of the challenges and opportunities for companies in an increasingly turbulent and demanding environment
  • Distinctively draws on numerous interviews with managers from a range of sectors that shed light on real-world experiences that can be learned from
  • Builds a systematic framework so decision makers can prepare in advance and effectively respond to catastrophic risks before it is too late
  • Provides an intuitive framework for thinking about and preparing for risk, and important lessons for decision makers at all levels of an organization to reduce the likelihood of adverse events and curtailing the costs — human, financial, and reputational — of large-scale disruptions

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