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International Approaches and the Evolving Context of Business and Crisis Management

Learn about how culture, governance, industry practice, compliance, geography and changing risk environments influence BCM/CM.

International Approaches and the Evolving Context of Business and Crisis Management
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

This course investigates how organisational politics, behaviours, culture, governance, and compliance are influential factors in BCM/CM settings. Learning will entail how industry practice, geography and changing risk environments underpin effective BCM/CM.

You’ll learn about the role of Industry 3.0 and the advent of cyber risks as disruptive challenges to the smooth running of organisations.

You will also explore key theories such as high reliability and normal accident risks, and the impacts of systemic and systematic failure modes in complex, tightly coupled and time-sensitive systems.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people who want to learn about how geography and changing risk environments influence Business Continuity Management and Crisis Management.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Ast. professor and practitioner in crisis management, risk, BCM, security and resilience. A recipient of 3 awards having worked across 49 countries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/wayne-harrop-2b54b83/

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

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