This study examines Egyptian managers' perceptions of their hospitals' preparation for crisis management. A total of 259 participants completed a 24‐item Strategic Preparation for Crisis Management (SPCM) instrument. The instrument was found to be valid and reliable in a non‐Western context. The study detected a positive relationship between long‐term strategy and crisis readiness. A significant statistical relationship was also found between external strategic orientation and crisis readiness. Finally, organizational complexity was found to be significantly and negatively associated with perceived crisis readiness.
Mostafa, M.M., Sheaff, R., Morris, M. and Ingham, V. (2004), "Strategic preparation for crisis management in hospitals: empirical evidence from Egypt", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 13 No. 5, pp. 399-408. https://doi.org/10.1108/09653560410568525
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