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The evolution of business continuity management in large Irish enterprises between 2004 and 2009

Garrett, David N. (2012) The evolution of business continuity management in large Irish enterprises between 2004 and 2009. Master of Business Studies thesis, Dublin City University.

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Abstract

The research surveys large Irish enterprises in 2004 and again in 2009 with a view to determining how Business Continuity Management (BCM) has evolved during this five year period. Of the fifty two original organizations, forty four were still trading and twenty eight (63%) agreed to participate in the follow up study. In order to explore the findings from the survey interviews were conducted to allow for a more in-depth discussion of the key findings and possible explanations for the various trends identified. The results of the study show that: responsibility for BCM is firmly placed in the realm of senior and middle management with a low level of directorial involvement; computer viruses/bugs are now viewed as the greatest threat to Business Continuity; loss of telecommunications is the most often experienced disruption; external rather than internal pressures drive most BCM activity; 89% of organizations have a regularly exercised BCP; and BS 25999 has not as yet had a wide impact in Irish organizations. On the basis of these findings recommendations were made for national policy formulation and regulation and, at an organizational level, for building organizational resilience.

Item Type:Thesis (Master of Business Studies)
Date of Award:November 2012
Refereed:No
Supervisor(s):McMullan, Caroline
Uncontrolled Keywords:Business Continuity; Continuity Planning
Subjects:Business > Management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17103
Deposited On:15 Nov 2012 09:43 by Caroline McMullan. Last Modified 15 Nov 2012 09:43

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