Business continuity management for an agribusiness company: a case study from west Africa

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Show simple item record Mouphtaou, Tene 2014-04-21T14:36:48Z 2014-04-21T14:36:48Z 2014-04-21
dc.description.abstract The overall objective of this research is to develop a business continuity plan for a relatively large livestock company located in Francophone West Africa. This is very important in an environment when both internal and external risks can lead to significant disruptions in the business processes. The research, thus, focuses on developing a process that can be applied to establish a business continuity management process in this firm and provides the framework for implementing such a plan successfully. The livestock company, let us call it Livestock Co. to protect its identity, wants to define strategies for recovery, resumption of business and other key activities under the potential scenarios. Its managers desire to formulate crisis response strategies that would be implemented quickly when these disasters hit. The thesis envisages the potential conditions that may trigger these crises and develops the management systems to mitigate them, returning the business to it activities as quickly as possible. Some of the natural disasters that may be considered are fire, accidents and political upheavals. Some technical disasters that may be imagined may be related to infrastructure, labor crisis, and grain dust explosions. Unlike natural disasters, which often are uncertain, technical disasters can be predicted based on careful assessment of the environment or the assets. The research evaluates the process for developing a business continuity management plan and offers an implementation process to ensure its smooth execution. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Business continuity management en_US
dc.subject Emergency response en_US
dc.subject Risk en_US
dc.subject Crisis management en_US
dc.title Business continuity management for an agribusiness company: a case study from west Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Agribusiness en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.description.advisor Vincent Amanor-Boadu en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics (0501) en_US
dc.subject.umi Economics, Agricultural (0503) en_US
dc.subject.umi Management (0454) en_US 2014 en_US May en_US

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