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JDR Vol.10 No.1 pp. 163-170
(2015)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2015.p0163

Paper:

Organizational Promoting Factors for SME BCP (2)

Shinichi Okabe and Akio Nagahira

Tohoku University, 6-6-11-80 Aza-Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi 980-8579, Japan

Received:
April 5, 2014
Accepted:
September 26, 2014
Published:
February 1, 2015
Keywords:
business continuity plans, SME, BCP momentum, employee togetherness, employee’s risk mind
Abstract

In Oct. 2013, one hundred small and medium enterprises (SMEs) were surveyed regarding their business continuity. 70% of the SMEs surveyed had implemented BCP. Our previous paper, “Organizational Promoting Factors for SME BCP,” reviewed the survey results using correlation and path analysis. The review found directives from the president to be the most influential factor of BCP implementation and that there were two different levels of BCP implementation and BCP embedding. Over 60% of the companies that had implemented BCP had had difficulties embedding BCP. Our previous paper identified the BCP environment and its four key component factors, including organizational BCP momentum and company-wide information sharing that would affect BCP embedding, among others. It also identified four key BCP advantages related to normal operations, including enhancing marketing advantage and building employee togetherness, which had a causal relationship with successful cases of BCP embedding. This paper reviews our previous survey results in detail to find key factors separately in tasks and problems as well as in corporate culture groups. It also re-identifies four factors in the tasks and problems group as well as three factors in the corporate culture group. This paper also analyzes the relationships among the perceived BCP advantages to determine if some of them affect the remaining advantages. It finds that organizational strategic risk/BCP mind and employees’ risk mind bring about other BCP advantages, which could be interpreted to mean that two minds , one top-down and one bottom-up, are critical in the BCP embedding stage.

Cite this article as:
S. Okabe and A. Nagahira, “Organizational Promoting Factors for SME BCP (2),” J. Disaster Res., Vol.10, No.1, pp. 163-170, 2015.
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