Stakeholder Strategies for Reducing the Impact of Global Health Crises
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Stakeholder Strategies for Reducing the Impact of Global Health Crises

Vikas Kumar (Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, India) and Geetika Malhotra (Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, India)
Pages: 300|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7495-9
ISBN13: 9781799874959|ISBN10: 1799874958|EISBN13: 9781799874973|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799874966


All crises have different intensities, as a ‘landscape scale’, the coronavirus has created great uncertainty, high levels of stress and anxiety, and a type of tunnel vision in which people are focusing on the present more than the future. During such a crisis, when information is unavailable or inconsistent, and when people feel unsure of what they know (or anyone knows), behavioral science indicates an increased human desire for transparency, direction and the meaning of what has happened.

At such a time, the roles of stakeholder’s words and actions can help keep people safe, help them cope with emotions, and ultimately bring their experience into context leading to some meaningful results. But as this crisis shifts from a life or death direction of public health and workplace safety to existential issues of business continuity, job loss, and radically different ways of working, there can be a full stop. While some may already seek meaning from the crisis and move towards the “next normal”, others, feeling growing uncertainty and worry about the future, may not yet be ready to feel this hope moving forward.

Thus, the book can provide a comprehensive resource on stakeholder action and strategies to deal with crises by giving people what they need when they need it in how they communicate and how they will revitalize the resilience and distil a sense of peace from the chaos. The book will cover the role of major stakeholders during a pandemic, spanning from the government and international development agencies, industry, and non-government organizations, healthcare and disaster management agencies, media, and community-based organizations. The idea is not only to highlight the responsibilities of each of these stakeholders but to also showcase the best practices seen during the Covid 19 pandemic. The book will focus on the existing theories and most importantly the case studies from these recent happenings and it will certainly be a rich collection to cover the experiences and thoughts of researchers from across the world.

In analyzing the role of stakeholders during a pandemic, the focus is on the actions, initiatives and strategies implemented on a curative, preventive and rehabilitation level. The question addressed is whether under the current pandemic situation stakeholders can help reduce the impact of Covid- 19 and create an example for other countries. A review analysis will be provided on the extent these various stakeholders contributes during a Pandemic, the successful models discovered, and where there could be improvement. The book will serve as a comprehensive resource to study the different dimensions of pandemic from the multi-stakeholder perspective and will aid in future preparedness for pandemic and health crisis. It will be a reference point for several policy makers and practitioners as well serve as primary text for students from different disciplines.

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