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Understanding and managing the dynamics of linked crisis events

Chiang H. Ren (Chiang H. Ren is a senior analyst at ANSER, a nonprofit public service research institute headquartered near Washington, DC. Over the past decade, Mr Ren has worked with the US Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chief of Staff, and Air Force Headquarters on numerous information assurance and infrastructure protection issues.)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Presents a macro analysis of the dynamics of temporally linked crisis events and the non‐linear effects resulting from the linkage. The nature of crisis is explored as a singular conceptual construct, and four forms of linkage between crises are assessed. Specific emphasis is placed on how such linkages amplify the total damage upon society and lengthen the duration of the cumulative recovery effort. Based on the assessment, new points of strategic planning focus are identified to drive continued empirical research and to support the development of future operational plans in crisis response.

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Ren, C.H. (2000), "Understanding and managing the dynamics of linked crisis events", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 12-17. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560010316023

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