Strategic preparation for crisis management in hospitals: empirical evidence from Egypt

Mohamed M. Mostafa (Assistant Professor, Suez Canal University, Port Said, Egypt)
Rod Sheaff (Senior Research Fellow, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester University, Manchester, UK)
Michael Morris (Project Office Manager in the Centre for Learning and Social Transformation, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia)
Valerie Ingham (Work‐Based Learning Co‐ordinator, in the Centre for Learning and Social Transformation, University of Western Sydney, Penrith, Australia)

Disaster Prevention and Management

ISSN: 0965-3562

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

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.

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Mostafa, 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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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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