Form development for self-rating an organization's vulnerability and resilience to disruption

Yoshihiro Kohno, Yukihiro Masuda, Hironori Nagahashi, Kazuaki Tanaka, Kuniyuki Tashiro

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Recently organizations such as enterprises, governments and nonprofit organizations have been increasingly demanded to develop a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). For developing a BCMS, it is indispensable to grasp the current state of the organization concerned quantitatively, but no effective method for such quantitative evaluation has been established. This paper presents one example of the evaluation indexes, focusing on organization's vulnerability and resilience to disruptions. And by introducing the prototype of self-rating form adopting the evaluation indexes, this paper attempts to make the current state of the organization concerned on them more graspable. The objective of this study lies in promotion of evaluation of the current state of organizations and continuous improvement of preparedness for the possible disruptions in order to realize the more resilient organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-407
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Disaster Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun
Externally publishedYes



  • Business Continuity Management System (BCMS)
  • Disaster prevention in enterprise
  • Evaluation on infrastructures
  • Evaluation on supply chains
  • Urban disaster planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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