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Brief Results of the Pepperdine Univ. Ethical Misconduct DR Preparedness Survey

Written by  Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D. & J. D. Wallace, Ph.D.

Management and employee Ethical Misconduct Disasters (EMD) can be as or even more devastating than natural disasters or technological disruptions. These unexpected crisis contingencies can disrupt routine operations, cost work time, waste resources, lose organizational reputation, and result in fines and criminal charges against management. During the DRJ Spring World 2001 conference and exposition in San Diego, California we measured participants’ perceptions about the state of readiness and perceived threats of the EMD. The annual DRJ Spring World conference is the oldest and largest gathering of disaster recovery planners, business continuity experts, and crisis/contingency planners across a wide variety of industries and fields. We classified those who volunteered to return our survey as beginning, intermediate, and advanced industry leaders and subject matter experts in the field of disaster recovery planning. Their opinions are very important to those of us who conduct research in this area. This brief summary reports the