The Management of Crisis
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This chapter reviews the theories relating to the concept of crisis management in organizations. The first section describes an overview of management concepts in general. It is then followed by a review of mainstream theories in organizations which had evolved from the traditional organizational theories into systems and contingency theories. Other essential concepts relating to the organization such as complexity, and change are also discussed in this section. Furthermore, the chapter continues to describe crisis management, its definition, history of development and its main concepts.