Crisis, Catastrophe, and Disaster in Organizations

Managing Threats to Operations, Architecture, Brand, and Stakeholders

  • Dennis W.¬†Tafoya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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    Pages 65-110
  3. Dennis W. Tafoya
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-286

About this book


This book explores how and why an event is a precursor to the emergence of a crisis and how a given crisis affects an organization and its stakeholders. Using existing systems theory blended with innovative use of wave, epidemiological, immunological and psycho-social theories, the author discusses ways to understand the effects of different types of crises while showing how to document and/or quantitatively measure those effects. The book offers new models illustrating how events trigger crises and how they subsequently morph into catastrophes and disasters. Using theories and tools tested in organizational settings to identify contributors to a traumatic event, this book makes a valuable contribution to organizational and crisis management literature.


Organizational theory crisis management public relations Social Movements Systems Theory Complexity Theory Social Media wave theory scoial network

Authors and affiliations

  • Dennis W.¬†Tafoya
    • 1
  1. 1.Compcite Inc.DevonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37073-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37074-9
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