Risk from Natural Disasters

  • Desheng Dash Wu
  • David L. Olson


Natural disasters by definition are surprises, causing a great deal of damage and inconvenience. Earthquakes are among the most terrifying and destructive natural disasters threatening humans. Emergency management has been described as the process of coordinating an emergency or its aftermath through communication and organization for deployment and the use of emergency resources. This chapter provides the state-of-the-art studies of risk and emergency management related to the Wenchuan earthquake that happened in China in May 2008.


Supply Chain Natural Disaster Wenchuan Earthquake Emergency Management Homeland Security 
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© Desheng Dash Wu and David L. Olson 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Desheng Dash Wu
    • 1
    • 2
  • David L. Olson
    • 3
  1. 1.Stockholm Business School, Sweden RiskLabStockholm UniversitySweden
  2. 2.University of TorontoCanada
  3. 3.College of Business AdministrationUniversity of NebraskaUSA

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