Crisis Typologies Revisited: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Central European Business Review, 2016, vol. 2016, issue 3, 25-37
For effective crisis management and communication, a decision maker has to understand the causes and nature of a crisis and how it influences stakeholder perceptions. Identifying an organization's vulnerabilities is essential for crisis prevention but practitioners often lack the ability to define crisis scenarios, especially the worst-case ones. A crisis typology is a structured approach to analyze crisis situations and to introduce measures for crisis prevention and containment. This paper aims to review recent literature on crisis classifications and to discuss their application. Because a single typology cannot capture the complexity and the interdisciplinary nature of a crisis, four relevant typologies from different disciplines are compared. Their combined application in an interdisciplinary framework is suggested. The paper discusses the need for typologies that reflect the cultural and contextual dimensions. Conclusions concerning the limitations and directions for further research are drawn.
Keywords: Crisis management; strategic crisis communication; interdisciplinary approach; intercultural analysis; contextual influence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D81 M16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
free of charge
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:prg:jnlcbr:v:2016:y:2016:i:3:id:156:p:25-37
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics, Prague
Access Statistics for this article
Central European Business Review is currently edited by Jindřich Špička
More articles in Central European Business Review from Prague University of Economics and Business Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Stanislav Vojir ().