Services managers’ awareness of crisis management: attitudes and preparation
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All organizations, regardless of their success, will potentially face some kind of business crisis. The purpose of the current study was to explore managers’ awareness, attitudes, and implementation strategies with respect to crisis management (CM) in the service sector in Greece. The research was exploratory in nature and data was collected by carrying out semi-structured in-depth interviews with key managers in 26 companies. The open ended questions were content analyzed. Respondents identified the intangible nature of services, the service encounters, as well as the “front line employees’ performance” and the “recovery strategy responses to service failures” as the major reasons for business crisis in services organizations. Additionally, the results revealed that a limited number of companies realize the importance of crises and, rather than apply a proactive strategy, mainly depend on their managers’ experience.
|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > International Management and Innovation|
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > International Management and Innovation > Strategic Marketing, Consumer Behaviour and Branding/Identity group
|Deposited On:||22 Oct 2012 06:51|
|Last Modified:||21 Nov 2014 16:44|
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