Series editor(s): Professor Craig S. Galbraith
Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies
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|Title:||Disasters and Entrepreneurship: A Short Review|
|Author(s):||Craig S. Galbraith, Curt H. Stiles|
|Volume:||5 Editor(s): Craig S. Galbraith, Curt H. Stiles ISBN: 978-0-76231-358-7 eISBN: 978-1-84950-452-2|
|Citation:||Craig S. Galbraith, Curt H. Stiles (2006), Disasters and Entrepreneurship: A Short Review, in Craig S. Galbraith, Curt H. Stiles (ed.) Developmental Entrepreneurship: Adversity, Risk, and Isolation (International Research in the Business Disciplines, Volume 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.147-166|
|DOI:||10.1016/S1074-7877(06)05008-2 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
It is well recognized that disasters, whether naturally occurring or the result of human invention, affect a region on many levels. Not only are disasters felt within the painful context of human tragedy, loss of life, and physical suffering, but disasters can also destroy the immediate socio-economic fabric of the affected population as well as the ability of a region to sustain itself during the slow process of recovery and reconstruction. As Newton (1997) notes, “disasters are not isolated from the social structure within which they occur; rather, they are social phenomena” (p. 219).
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