Risk Management and Society

  • Eve Coles
  • Denis Smith
  • Steve Tombs

Part of the Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research book series (NTHR, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Denis Smith, Steve Tombs
    Pages 1-30
  3. A. Ian Glendon, Bryan O’Loughlin, Richard T. Booth
    Pages 31-52
  4. Denis Smith, Jo McCloskey
    Pages 101-124
  5. Denis Smith, Dominic Elliott
    Pages 143-163
  6. Frank Pearce, Steve Tombs
    Pages 165-187
  7. Steve Tombs
    Pages 189-206
  8. Christopher Gifford
    Pages 207-225
  9. David Whyte
    Pages 263-283
  10. Eve Coles, Denis Smith, Steve Tombs
    Pages 285-295
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 297-302

About this book


Recent events like the BSE and GM food crises, and the Concorde crash in July 2000, have illustrated that large private and public sector organisations are vulnerable and can suffer from major disruption to their business. Awareness of the need to develop expertise in risk management has grown and as a result new programs of research and teaching in risk and crisis management are being developed at universities.
The contributions to this volume have been selected by adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to risk, and by considering the implications for management, business and society. The contributions are written by recognized experts in their fields and represent a unique collection of papers on the topic.
Audience: The book will be of benefit to scientists, managers, politicians and trainers in academia, business and industry involved in risk analysis, assessment and management, regulation and deregulation of risk, crisis management and accidents and disasters.


Emergency management Risk Management business deregulation economy management organization risk analysis trust

Editors and affiliations

  • Eve Coles
    • 1
  • Denis Smith
    • 1
  • Steve Tombs
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Risk and Crisis ManagementUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.Liverpool John Moores UniversityLiverpoolUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5682-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2913-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1878-9897
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6959
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