Strategic Risk and Crisis Management: A handbook for modelling and managing complex risks

We are delighted to announce the publication date of Dr David Rubens’ book, ‘Strategic Risk and Crisis Management: A handbook for modelling and managing complex risks’ which is 3rdFebruary 2023.

It’s designed to be an introduction to the rich world of academic risk and crisis management for the experienced practitioner and to give an understanding of the practitioner world to the academic student.

Chapters include:

  • An overview of historical crisis management research
  • Corporate Risk Management in the 2020’s
  • Black Swans and Grey Rhinos: Being Ready
  • Causes of Crisis Management Failures
  • Incident Command Systems and Hierarchical Management
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • In the Stranglehold of a Pandemic: Learning From Coovid-19
  • Wicked Problems
  • Case Studies

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“This handbook that has been written by David Rubens is extremely useful and timely, as it fills the gap between academia and practitioner, providing vital insights to discuss complex risks whilst providing a framework for action.”

  • Xavier Castellanos – Under Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

“The entertaining stories and practical lessons offer a supremely useful handbook for everyone who confronts risks and crises in today’s world – that’s all of us.”

  • General Stanley McChrystal – Author, Team of Teams

“An incredibly timely and indispensable guide’

  • Stephen Flynn – Founding Director, Global Resilience Institute, Northeastern University


“A deeply researched and highly detailed academic analysis combined with a practical approach that will have real value for practitioners, whatever area of risk management they are involved in.”

  • Nadine Sulkowski – Project Lead, Erasmus+ BUiLD programme (Building Universities for Leading in Disaster Resilience)

“I strongly recommend anybody and everybody interested or engaged in crisis management have this book in quick and easy reach.”

  • David Horobin – Head of Crisis Management, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

“This book will be essential for anyone studying any aspects of security, risk and crisis management, but it will moreover be of a much wider relevance and interest to both the global academic and practitioner communities.”

  • Prof. Ljiljana Markovic – Academic Director, UN University for Peace, European Centre for Peace and Development

“In a world of chaos and instability, this book matches formal academic rigour with a deep understanding of the challenges that the world is throwing at us. It offers the reader a structure and methodology that is invaluable in developing frameworks that would support our own activities within the regional and global risk environment that we are all operating in.”

  • Marqueza Cathalina L. Reyes – Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Management; Senior Technical Advisor for Climate and Disaster Resilience, Climate Change Commission, Office of the President, Philippines

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