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Business Continuity Management: A study into the suitability of the future use of Competing Pressures Paradigm with relevance to Business Continuity Management

Walsh, Brian (2021) Business Continuity Management: A study into the suitability of the future use of Competing Pressures Paradigm with relevance to Business Continuity Management. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Robust Business Continuity Planning (BCP) is a critical activity in every business. Often, the operation is defined using a risk-based approach. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way in which we all work. The effects have an influence on all areas, including BCP. The aim of the research is to investigate business continuity practices in Irish financial institutions and to determine if the effects of the coronavirus will change the approach taken by organisations in relation to business continuity management in the future. Specifically, consideration will be given to whether the Competing Pressure Paradigm (CPP) tool could be useful in determining planning. In this context, the CPP is a conceptual framework designed by Tony McAleavey to assist in the development of emergency planning and BCP.

In order to test the hypothesis whether the CPP will be useful in determining planning in BCP, inductive research was undertaken with 7 in-depth interviews in an Irish financial institution. Furthermore, an in-depth review of relevant published literature was undertaken to provide secondary data. A thematic review was carried out on the primary and secondary data to provide a salient set of findings. The results showed that a change in the approach to BCP was already underway.

The results suggested that it would be an opportune time to make the changes to the BCP process and include CPP as a factor in this change. On this basis, the use of the CPP tool as a conduit for transformation is justified.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Contingency Planning
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Financial Services
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 15:01
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 15:01
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5377

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