Business Confronts Terrorism: Risks and Responses - download pdf or read online

By Dean C. Alexander

ISBN-10: 0299189309

ISBN-13: 9780299189303

Within the aftermath of September eleven, the day-by-day barrage of predictions of incipient terrorist assaults opposed to enterprise targets-nuclear energy and chemical crops, purchasing department stores, monetary associations, vacationer attractions-has speeded up the necessity to comprehend the influence of terrorism on enterprise. The company community-personnel, amenities, and operations-constitute a primary goal of latest terrorism. This well timed ebook analyzes the threats dealing with U.S. company as a result of terrorism, responses to those hazards, and terrorism's results on accomplishing company within the post-9/11 surroundings. Dean C. Alexander information the normal and unconventional terrorist features dealing with U.S. undefined. He describes the actions of terrorists within the financial system, the methods they finance their operations, and the unfavourable monetary and financial results of terrorism. He discusses how businesses can decrease terrorist threats and that company defense can reduce political violence. Alexander additionally delineates terrorism's effects-financial, actual, and emotional-on employees and employers. He outlines the dynamics of the public-private partnership opposed to terrorism: company aiding executive, govt helping undefined, and pressure among the 2. He discusses the impression of terrorism on conventional company practices and concludes with an evaluation of destiny traits.

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A number of bombings in Bombay taxis resulted in over 50 deaths (2003). A bomb exploded at a bus stop in Kupwara, killing 2 and injuring 32 others (2001). Israel: Between 2001–2003, Palestinian terrorists attacked Israeli public transportation—buses, bus stops, trains and stations— over 100 times with bombs or guns. In those attacks, nearly 200 people were killed and over 1,000 were wounded. A suicide bomber boarded a commuter bus in Haifa, killing fourteen people and wounding over forty others (2003).

Of TNT), sedan (1,000 lbs. of TNT), passenger/cargo van (4,000 lbs. of TNT), small moving van/delivery truck (10,000 lbs. of TNT), moving van/water truck (30,000 lbs. of TNT), and semitrailer (60,000 lbs. of TNT). Obviously, disparate bombs require different evacuation distances should they be encountered. The aforementioned discussion of bomb threats is not an academic exercise. For example, terrorist-crafted bombs were used during the 1993 World Trade Center attack in New York and Oklahoma City attack in 1995.

Companies, from different sectors, that were victimized by terrorism overseas during the past forty years: • • • • • • • • Automotive and Tires: Chevrolet (Mexico), Chrysler (Argentina), and Goodrich (Philippines). Aviation: Bell Helicopter International (Iran), Pan American Airlines (United Kingdom), and Trans World Airlines (Lebanon). Energy: Mobil (South Africa), Standard Oil (Lebanon), and Texas Petroleum (Colombia) Financial and Banking: Bank of Boston (Argentina), Citibank (Greece), Diners Club (Colombia).

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