Title

Are Hong Kong companies prepared for crisis?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

12

Last Page

17

Publisher

Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

Keywords

Companies, Crisis, Hong kong

Abstract

Since its handover from the UK to the People's Republic of China on 30 June 1997, Hong Kong has been struck by a number of crises. This paper reports the results of an empirical investigation of how Hong Kong companies prepare for crisis. The research design was based on a replication and extension of a study originally conducted in the USA. Analysis of data collected through a survey of senior executives revealed that 21 Hong Kong companies had a crisis management plan (CMP). The rationale for crisis planning, and characteristics of structural components of the CMP, including both the crisis management team and crisis communication plan, are discussed.

DOI

10.1108/09653560210421664

Print ISSN

09653562

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Language

English

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