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Techlash

The Future of the Socially Responsible Tech Organization

Authors: Mitroff, Ian I., Storesund, Rune

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  • Examines the crises and threats caused by current and future technologies
  • Applies Proactive Crisis Management to Tech organizations
  • Explores the Socially Responsible Tech Company; what it is and how to achieve itOpen Access
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Technology has made human lives incomparably better. Civilization as we know it would utterly collapse without it. However, if not properly managed, technology can and will be systematically abused and misuse and thereby become one of the biggest threats to humankind. This open access book applies proactive crisis management to the management of technology organizations to make them more sustainable and socially responsible for the betterment of humankind. It forecasts the unintended consequences of technology and offers methods to counteract it.

About the authors

‚ÄčIan I. Mitroff is a Senior Investigator in the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at  University of California  Berkeley (USA). He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Southern California, where he was the Harold Quinton Distinguished Professor of Business Policy at the Marshall School of Business. He is the President of the consulting firm Mitroff Crisis Management, and is regarded as one of the founders of the discipline of crisis management. He founded and directed the USC Center for Crisis Management. Known for his thinking and writing on a wide range of business and societal issues, Dr. Mitroff is the author of 37 previous books.

Rune Storesund is Executive Director of the Center for Catastrophic Risk Management at University of California Berkeley (USA). He is also President and Founder of Storesund Consulting which provides services in all aspects of civil, geotechnical, water resources, ecological, restoration, and sustainability engineering projects. His expertise is on the application of reliability and risk-based approaches to engineering projects in order to effectively manage uncertainties.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Threats of Imaginable and Unimaginable Proportions

    Pages 1-10

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Beyond the Hype: Toward a Theory of the Unthinkable, Part I

    Pages 11-17

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Pluses and Minuses

    Pages 19-24

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Context: Technological Messes

    Pages 25-28

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

  • Coping with Tech

    Pages 29-33

    Mitroff, Ian I. (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-43279-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-43278-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Techlash
Book Subtitle
The Future of the Socially Responsible Tech Organization
Authors
Series Title
Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43279-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43279-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43278-2
Series ISSN
2662-3080
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 55
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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