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Analysing Crisis Management and Leadership within the Supply Chain Industry-leading up-to Brexit

Smith, Jason (2021) Analysing Crisis Management and Leadership within the Supply Chain Industry-leading up-to Brexit. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Crisis for any organisation is their greatest threat; without crisis management, businesses face catastrophic consequences to the longevity of their sheer existence. This research examines leadership and crisis management in supply chain leaders leading up to Brexit. Brexit itself was a process of many years, years of uncertainty with no transparent outcome in sight for much of its build-up. Businesses across Ireland and the United Kingdom had to plan for Brexit relatively blind. Simultaneously with a global pandemic, a dual event of its magnitude we will likely not see again. Companies had the choice to make provisions or sit back and wait until it all unfolded. Leaders up and down the country had the role of stabilising their operations whilst also planning what seemed the impossible mission of preparing their business for the mystery surrounding the conclusive Brexit deal. Was there adequate time to prepare, enough guidance and where the authorities prepared themselves. Businesses had the arduous task of making vital decisions, employment layoffs, complete shut down or partial closure. Brexit seemed like a million years away from their thoughts yet, its damaging effect so apparent and its arrival approaching fast. Act on the facts on hand or wait until the Brexit outcome is clear, these decisions were critical, Irish and UK supply chain leaders had their toughest test yet.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Management of Change
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Leadership
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Leadership

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Business Logistics > Supply Chain Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2022 15:23
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 15:23
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5375

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