Crisis theory/practice: Towards a sustainable future

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We are living in a world rife with many types of crises. The most prominent and urgent crises involve the earth's ecology. Environmental crises involving Ozone depletion, global warming, toxic and radioactive wastes, air pollution, industrial accidents etc. are affecting communities around the world. In this paper, I examine changes in crisis management theory and practice. In the past two decades, much progress has been made in our understanding of industrial and environmental crises. However, our understanding remains highly fragmented and selective. We need to integrate diverse findings and cumulatively build on past knowledge. To do this the concept of “sustainable development” provides a unifying motif. Some research questions that deserve urgent attention are identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-42
Number of pages20
JournalOrganization & Environment
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Environmental Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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