Risk mitigation and recovery : year 2000 and beyond

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Risk mitigation and recovery : year 2000 and beyond


Author: Myers, Richard
Title: Risk mitigation and recovery : year 2000 and beyond
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 1999
Subject: Facility management -- China -- Hong Kong
Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems) -- China -- Hong Kong
Risk management -- China -- Hong Kong
Emergency management -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Building Services Engineering
Pages: v, 81 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1502992
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/751
Abstract: Risk Mitigation and Recovery should be an important aspect of any businesses long-term plans. This dissertation looks at the role Facility Management can play in the structure of an organisation and the influence it might have in the preparation of appropriate plans to mitigate disasters. It examines in more detail those factors that can affect decision-makers and the results these can have, and investigates some of the reasons that influence organisations in their preparedness of potential crises. It also touches on two key theories that look at the coupling and complexity of organisations and how these may result in one type of organisation benefiting from a plan more than another. Through empirical investigation the development processes of a Y2K plan of an organisation in Hong Kong is examined. These processes are compared to those that are written about in relevant literature to establish commonalties in the processes involved in the preparation of a plan. Finally, this dissertation seeks to identify that similarities in the preparation of a Y2K risk mitigation and recovery plan mean that it could be extended to cover other potential disasters within the same organisation without having to repeat the processes involved therefore saving on valuable resources.

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