Are Hong Kong companies prepared for crisis?
Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Companies, Crisis, Hong kong
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.
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