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Even though terrorism poses an increasing threat to multinational companies, corporate leaders can thwart attacks by learning to navigate the complexities of foreign governments, social unrest, and cultural dissonance.
Multinational corporations are on the front lines of terrorism and cyberattacks—two of the world's biggest threats to global security. How can corporate leaders mitigate their organizations' risks and develop an infrastructure that detects and deters a security menace before it happens? This timely reference lays out essential political context and historical background to help executives identify contemporary threats and understand the interconnections between threat dynamics in an increasingly dangerous international environment.
This compelling work is organized into seven chapters. The beginning chapters profile the specific risks for multinational companies and detail which global—and regional—factors might propagate violence targeted at American-based businesses. Next, two historical case studies on terrorist assaults at Tigantourine and Mombasa illustrate how counterterrorism can successfully thwart potential attacks against business targets. The final part describes industrial espionage and criminal activity and then outlines a corporate counterterror blueprint to combat the prospect of terrorism, providing specific recommendations for preventative measures.
- Covers different operational environments
- Offers strategies for minimizing risk, such as shortening supply chains and creating redundancies to mitigate cyberattacks or physical threats
- Discusses the use of corporate intelligence about local conditions to create effective security measures and track future safety trends
- Suggests that multinational corporations work together to achieve economies of scale in antiterrorism services and to establish partnerships with local governments
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“While multinational corporations (MNCs) are favorite targets of terrorists, there is a surprising lack of new research on how they can better protect themselves against the threat of terrorism. Professor Chasdi’s new book therefore fills a void. His proactive security approach with its identification of intervention points is a welcome addition to the literature on the prevention of terrorism.”
“Richard Chasdi has produced a remarkable and much-needed study for how the international business community can deal with the ongoing threat of terrorism and other contingencies. Through detailed analyses, case studies, and insightful viewpoints, Chasdi emphasizes correctly the need for multinational corporations and other business entities to understand the complex political, social, and economic environments in which they operate. It is a book that is essential reading for those concerned with the myriad threats that can arise when doing business in foreign countries.”
“This book beautifully illustrates the vital role multinational corporations play within the complex political, economic, environmental, and technological systems from which global security threats emerge. Chasdi sets the stage for complexity systems analysis to be used as a regular instrument to confront terrorism; he also makes an extremely persuasive case for systemic foresight analysis as a key cornerstone of business strategic planning and government foreign policy. This groundbreaking book is a must-read for business leaders and government officials in anticipatory governance and foresight roles. Chasdi’s urgent plea for strong and agile public-private partnerships—without which we cannot hope to successfully counter terrorism or crime—must not go unheeded.”
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