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Title: Establishing the resilient response of organisations to disruptions: an exploration of organisational resilience
Authors: Burnard, Kevin J.
Keywords: Organisational resilience
Response
Adaption
Disruption
Crisis
Grounded theory
Case study
Causal network
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Kevin John Burnard
Abstract: The focus of this thesis is to investigate resilience at an organisational level. The research aims to identify and establish the features of resilience within the response of an organisation to disruptive and crisis events. Natural disasters, pandemic disease, terrorist attacks, economic recession, equipment failure and human error can all pose both a potentially unpredictable and severe threat to the continuity of an organisation’s operations. As a result, disruptive events highlight the need to develop robust and resilient organisational and infrastructural systems capable of adapting and overcoming complex disruptive events. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12489
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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