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Latest Report: Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop

Latest Report: Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop Our latest report summarises the Kaikoura Earthquake Social Science Research Workshop held in February this year and lessons learned about research collaboration, coordination,and impact following major disruptive events.It includes te research and research coordination priorities for the Kaikoura earthquake and tsunami, that were identified during the workshop. […]

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The vital link between businesses and communities after disaster

The vital link between businesses and communities after disaster Christchurch’s earthquake -hit services, particularly those we often take for granted, proved the perfect case study for Joanne Stevenson. The University of Canterbury PhD student is nearly three years into her thesis on organisational resilience and the vital post disaster link between businesses and communities. “I’m

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Planning for the people side of continuity

Planning for the people side of continuity Recent events in Canterbury, New Zealand, have emphasised the risks that exist in business and the fragility of organisational operational ability. The earthquakes that shook the city of Christchurch in 2010-2011 caused extensive damage to people’s lives, homes and businesses. Organisations, particularly those within critical industries, faced enormous

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Tips for managing crisis and disruption – The paradox of insurance

Insurance shouldn’t be your only resilience strategy – you need to balance your efforts to maximise your claims with your efforts to move your business forward. This tip can help you understand this balancing act and how to get the best from your insurance policy.

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