Key issues for organizations in dealing with disasters
Read the Lecture Notes and articles by Wachtendorf (2003) and Drabek & McEntire (2002). What are the key issues for organizations in dealing with disasters?
Read the article and view the video about the activities of Walmart during Hurricane Katrina. Describe a few of the key activities of Walmart Corp. in response to the difficulties encountered in interfacing with government agencies. In your opinion and based on this one case study, do large private corporations have advantages over governments in the response to crisis emergencies?
(You could also choose to use the newer information regarding the article and the response to COVID-19)