Learning from disasters: a management approach

This compelling book offers an important insight into the way organizations implement policies and procedures to prevent future disasters occurring. The third edition includes an introductory chapter which demonstrates on a theoretical and practical level a number of reasons why individuals and groups of people fail to learn from disasters in the first place. Based on thorough research, Learning from Disasters is essential reading for all those involved in risk management, disaster planning and security and safety management.

Book contents:

  1. Risk perception and decision-making

  2. The management of risk

  3. Disasters as systems failures

  4. Methodology

  5. Generation of hindsight

  6. General organisational learning

  7. Specific organisational learning

  8. Case studies

  9. Discussion and conclusions