Crisis Proofing

How to Save Your Company from Disaster

Crisis Proofing

All organizations- regardless of size, structure or nature of business are vulnerable to a crisis and one of the greatest vulnerabilities is the belief that it wont happen to us. No organization is immune: the threat and impact of a crisis applies equally to corporations, governments, charities and not-for-profit organizations, as well as institutions such as hospitals and schools. Crisis Proofing introduces readers to the concept of crisis proofing the corporation to help business executives and communication professionals recognize that a crisis is one of the greatest financial and reputational risks to an organization. It provides practical steps on what can be done to reduce the chances of a crisis and how to minimize the damage if a crisis should occur. The book explores the benefits and limitations of crisis proofing (and the cost of failing to crisis proof an organization), as well as some of the challenges and techniques for effective crisis proofing, such as the balance between fact and perception, how to navigate the legal minefield and how to manage potential crisis risks across borders.

Crisis-proof Your Teenager

How to Recognize, Prevent, and Deal with Risky Adolescent Behavior

Crisis-proof Your Teenager

Provides a guide for the prevention and intervention of teen risk-taking behaviors, including substance use, premature sexual activity, pregnancy, running away, eating disorders, depression, and suicide.

Constructing Crisis

Constructing Crisis

Crises aren't real objective events. Instead, Spector demonstrates they are claims of urgency imposed by leaders to assert power and exert control.

(EPub)

(EPub)

When IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat traveled to Latin America in January, he proposed a three-pronged self-help agenda for the continent that internalizes the lessons learned from the recent spate of crises. What follows are updated excerpts from remarks given at conferences at the University of Viña del Mar in Chile and at the central bank in Lima, Peru.

Dance of the Trillions

Developing Countries and Global Finance

Dance of the Trillions

In Dance of the Trillions, David Lubin tells the story of what makes money flow from high-income countries to lower-income ones; what makes it flow out again; and how developing countries have sought protection against the volatility of international capital flows. The book traces an arc from the 1970s, when developing countries first gained access to international financial markets, to the present day. Underlying this story is a discussion of how the relationship between developing countries and global finance appears to be moving from one governed by the “Washington Consensus” to one more likely to be shaped by Beijing.

Jordan: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Jordan: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix on Jordan underlies stabilization and structural transformation of the economy. Current fiscal policy appears to be broadly sustainable and should be sufficient to allow for the continued fall in the debt burden, absent large external macroeconomic shocks. Over the past decade, Jordan has made commendable progress in replacing an informal family-based social safety system with well-defined and well-targeted social protection institutions. The government will need to remain committed to periodic increases of fuel prices to close the gap between domestic and international petroleum product prices.

Turnaround Management

Best Practices from the Indonesia Experience

Turnaround Management


Global Credit Review

Global Credit Review

Credit markets: retrospect and prospect / David Rowe -- An improved regulatory framework for credit rating agencies? / James Weston -- Stress testing / Noel D'Cruz and Davide Crippa -- Mega-banks self-insurance with cocos: a work in progress / George von Furstenberg -- What are the driving factors behind the rise of spreads and CDS of Euro-sovereign bonds? / Emmanuel Mamatzakis and Panos Remoundos -- Measuring distance-to-default for financial and non-financial firms / Jin-Chuan Duan and Tao Wang -- NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report / RMI staff -- A lead-lag investigation of RMI PD and CRA ratings / RMI staff