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Davos, disasters, and decision making: Why stakeholder focus holds the key

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 18 April 2008




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies.


This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.


The paper finds that it is not often that the public sector leads the way ahead of the private sector in management matters, however one area they can be said to be ahead is in long‐term disaster management. While public bodies such as governments, regional councils and emergency services have adopted a long term view almost since their inception, businesses tend to run on a much tighter schedule altogether, with short term issues dominating agendas, and thoughts of what might happen in a decade all too far from managers' minds.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.



(2008), "Davos, disasters, and decision making: Why stakeholder focus holds the key", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 6, pp. 32-34.



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