Essay on Research On Human Resource Impacts

1853 Words Jul 14th, 2016 8 Pages
One stream of research focuses on human resource impacts. For example, Reade (2009) confirms that higher sensitivity to terrorism leads to less positive feelings about an organization and team, while Bader and Berg (2013) showed that exposure to terrorism increases stress in expatriates and reduces both their performance and their attitudes to the host country. For their part, Liou and Lin (2008) used the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005 to propose a framework for assessing the impact of unanticipated terrorist attacks on human resource planning and so firm performance.

A second stream of management research on terrorism has explored firm readiness and the performance impact of such preparation. In particular, several authors have examined the relationship between business continuity planning and the mitigation of the impact from unanticipated disasters such as terrorism (Cerullo & Cerullo, 2004; Zsidisin, Melnyk, & Ragatz, 2005). According to Cerullo and Cerrullo (2004), there is clear evidence from past catastrophes that international businesses without business continuity plans are ill-prepared and have a low probability of surviving unanticipated disasters such as terrorism, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. Practically, the 9/11 Commission Report (2004) urged the private sector to include business continuity plans in their planning for a terrorist attack. The goal of such planning is increased resilience in the face of traumatic events such as terrorism. Enterprise…

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