Book Reviews

Book Reviews

Emerging Human and Techno-Human Business Management Dynamics in a Globalized Environment

An exponential stride in globalization, impressively expedited by advanced technology, has brought about immense changes in the backdrop of world markets. Big data and digital technologies like Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, assisted this progression by improving efficiency and effectiveness of the way ‘things are done’. All of these factors, in conjunction, have highly influenced the how, where and when of business management today. Leveraging on them has enabled advanced markets to establish themselves further, and new markets to start emerging spectacularly. In this novel, Environment of Emerging Human and Techno-Human Business Management Dynamics, virtual influencers and gamification started becoming the norm of the day. What’s more, businesses are in constant competition to achieve brand loyalty among their customers through bolstering up the branding of their products and services. Advancement in technology though comes at a price, as it leads to an increase in fraudulent activities. In this climate, ethical leadership is required to lead people. Management by mission and evidence-based management can be tools to steer towards better and more transparent decision making in organizations. Amidst this, the role of crisis management is vital to assist in crisis and disaster preparedness.

Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

“Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management provides to the reader a holistic approach to Crisis and Disaster Management. Man-made and Natural disasters are discussed and analyzed in great detail. In addition to the high level theoretical added value, the book includes a number of real life case studies that complement the theoretical part.” - George Boustras, PhD, Professor in Risk Assessment, Dean of Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration, Director of CERIDES, Editor-in-Chief of Safety Science (Elsevier)

"The first major disasters reported in history to be accompanied by a humanitarian crisis as well, were the Plagues of Egypt. Since then, words like ‘man-made’ and ‘natural disasters’, ‘risks’, ‘humanitarian crisis’ and more, are terms fully interwoven with human history, either in peacetime or during warfare. This present book deals in a very balanced way, both in terms of its subject and its development of issues, through thirteen chapters penned by expert scientists, with all the topics relevant to the aforementioned terms. It is addressed equally to researchers, policy makers, and practitioners." - Professor Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Vice Rector of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace Institute of Technology (EMaTTech) and Director of Interistitutional Interdepartmental MSc

"This clearly written, self-contained text presents a novel approach to the management of natural and engineered disasters. Students will find the book easy to follow, and researchers will rejoice in its innovative content. The book strikes an ideal balance between technological and human factors in mitigating disasters, and guides the reader into synthesizing a multiplicity of sources in order to react efficiently to unexpected events. The combination of risk and crisis theories with applications to firefighting, air pollution, and environmental crises makes this a unique book that will be a gem in every scientific library." - Professor Nick Katopodes, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan

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Tsunamis: Detection, Risk Assessment and Crisis Management

“This book covers a wide variety of aspects related to the tsunami hazard, vulnerability, and risk mitigation. The collection of papers in the text is very well organized and all the contributions are very well written and easy to understand even by people who are not experts in the field of tsunamology. The book, therefore, is a must-read for catastrophe modelers, risk managers, urban planners, civil engineers, and seismologists alike.” - Dr. Peter Sousounis, Vice-President, AIR-Worldwide, Boston, MA

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