Navigating the 'dark waters of globalisation': global markets, inequalities, and the spatial dynamics of risk

Fischbacher-Smith, D. and Smith, L. (2015) Navigating the 'dark waters of globalisation': global markets, inequalities, and the spatial dynamics of risk. Risk Management, 17(3), pp. 179-203. (doi:10.1057/rm.2015.12)

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Abstract

The links between the processes of globalisation and the generation of risk have been brought into sharp focus as a function of a series of accidents and terrorist attacks on Western interests and their supply chains. The increasingly interconnected nature of organisations, the dependence of western economies on a set of global supply chains, the export of hazardous goods and services, and the recruitment of staff from a global recruitment pool, all generate the potential for new forms of hazard and require organisations to reconfigure and extend the capabilities of their control and monitoring systems. Our aim in this article is to review the challenges that globalisation processes can generate for organisational effectiveness and, in particular, on the performance of processes around risk management and the prevention of crises.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fischbacher-Smith, Professor Denis
Authors: Fischbacher-Smith, D., and Smith, L.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Risk Management
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN:1460-3799
ISSN (Online):1743-4637
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
First Published:First published in Risk Management 17(3):179-203
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
479842Cargo Screening FerretDenis Fischbacher-SmithEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/G004307/1BUS - MANAGEMENT