The paper 'Business Continuity Management for the Blue Lights Services in the UK" is a good example of a management case study. The concerns of this study incorporated business continuity management for the Blue Lights Services in the UK and the same principles apply to the contemporary United Arab Emirates resilience. The Middle East has impressed the international business sector with its strategic placement in the Middle East and having a fast-paced economic growth (Sidani and Gardner 2000). Precisely, the United Arab Emirates is today among the fastest-growing economy countries in the Middle East.
In the 1970’ s UAE was one of the least developed countries of the world and yet, today UAE has attained an income level similar to that of some developed countries. The question, therefore, is whether the effective application of business continuity management (BCM) in UK’ s blue lights services can be replicated in this emerging economy market. Research Aims and Objectives The 4 main aims include: To establish whether BCM is practiced in UAE’ s Blue Lights Services The preference, duration and benefits of such practice Investigate the general public’ s awareness of BCM practices Determine the contemporary effectiveness of blue lights services in UAE as compared to UK’ s practice The 5 main objectives include: To determine local blue lights services manager’ s awareness and use of business continuity management Viability of adoption of business continuity management on UAE’ s blue lights services Establish challenges faced by blue lights services practices currently in UAE Establish consumers/ public awareness of BCM practices in l blue lights services and its adoption of the same in UAE To recommend measures for UAE’ s BCM adoption based on the listed benefits of BCM in enhancing effectiveness in blue light services Literature Review Business Continuity Management has been defined as a management method that ensures there is continuity in the running and provision of services and operations in general.
Davis Logic (2006) further describes BCM as a continuous process that contains many different yet harmonizing elements.
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