Essays on Post-Crisis Recovery and Continuity Strategies Implemented during the Asian Tsunami in 2004 Coursework

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The paper "Post-Crisis Recovery and Continuity Strategies Implemented during the Asian Tsunami in 2004 " is an outstanding example of management coursework. The crisis  is often the result of destructive events and for this reason, crisis management should take into account the value of well-thought response strategies and coordination among related agencies. These include emergency planning, response, and post-crisis recovery. The following section discusses the different aspects of the crisis, the relationship between crisis and disaster, appraisal of existing emergency management systems and response strategies, the advantage of inter-agency working, and the value of media coverage and public perception in crisis management.

This report also evaluates post-crisis recovery and continuity strategies implemented in various events such as the Asian Tsunami in 2004 and the recent Japan earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant crisis. The actions being taken because of this crisis and some recommendations on government and communities can be prepared for such destructive and life-threatening events. Crisis Management Different Aspect Crisis Generally, the crisis is defined as an extreme event often resulting in significant disruption and put lives and property at risk (National Research Council, 1999, p. 2).

There are environmental crises or events that originate from nature such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and so on. Some extreme events come from facility or structure resulting in facility crises such as building fires, power failure, collapse, and the like. Human errors or conscious acts can also be considered crises as these events result in accidents, injury or death, trauma, and so on (Zdziarski et al, 2007, p. 42). In emergency management, a crisis can come from the impacts of disasters such as the events of September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tsunami in Japan last March 2011 (Haddow et al, 2010, p. 17). Theorists and practitioners discuss dangerous events differently thus it is possible that emergencies, crises, and disasters are viewed as different types of phenomena.

For instance, the term disaster is traditionally referring to irregular or unusual events or acts of God but practitioners of risk management see the disaster as an event caused by causal agents that can be identified and prevent (Borodzicz, 2005, p. 76). In politics, crises are socially related events, real or manufactures, that call for extraordinary action and resources such as an international diplomatic crisis, economic crisis, leadership crisis, and others (de Landtsheer, 1998, p. 80).  

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