The case study has been conducted on new International airport in Islamabad, Pakistan.
To conclude, the dissertation (a) identifies differences and similarities between risk, crisis and disaster, (b) develops taxonomy among risk, crisis and disaster by identifying dimensions (c) identifies crises that could impact project based organizations’ performance.
Section three is covering the Methodology, which describes how the research will be carried out.
The paper concludes by outlining the research timeline.
In other words, research on “how crisis management is adopted by project based organizations and mega projects” are scarce. This study’s objective is to identify crises that are caused by the internal and external environment of project based organizations and mega projects and then manage these crises with organizational capabilities and sense making process.
The dissertation consists of a compilation of three papers.
Literature Review This section briefly discusses crisis management and leadership, the two key areas of literature that will help to examine Tony Hayward’s leadership during BP’s most recent organisational crisis. Managing Crises Before They Happen: What Every Executive and Manager Needs to Know about Crisis Management.
Crisis and Crisis Management There is no one definition of the term ‘crisis’ (Keown-Mc Mullan, 1997), however a guiding definition is that a crisis is an event that impacts or has the potential to impact the entire organisation (Mitroff and Anagnos, 2000).
The research reported in the dissertation is based on a multi- method approach of both quantitative i.e.
survey of project based organizations and qualitative methods i.e. The survey was conducted in IT, Telecom and construction companies in Pakistan.