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The 2001 Kista blackout: Corporate crisis and urban contingency
Swedish National Defence College, Department of Security and Strategic Studies (ISS), CRISMART (National Center for Crisis Management Research and Training).
2003 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The study examines the management of the blackout in Stockholm’s northwestern suburbs, most importantly in Sweden’s center for high-tech industry in Kista, on March 11, 2001. The blackout, which was a result of a cable fire, was one of Sweden’s most comprehensive power disturbances ever and its effects were dramatic for the residents, the accountable power company, and the city leadership.The crisis management displayed by the operational units, public administrations, municipal companies and private corporations is examined, and the communication between these actors is considered throughout the report. Seven decision occasions are selected and scrutinized. The case is then analyzed and compared to similar cases studied by CRiSMART researchers, most notably: the blackouts in Auckland, New Zealand (1998) and Buenos Aires, Argentina (1999), and the power outages which followed the wake of the ice storm in eastern Canada (1998). Some examples of best practices in crisis management are also presented based on the case findings.

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Stockholm: Försvarshögskolan , 2003. , 149 p.
A publication of the Crisis Management Europe Research Program, ISSN 1650-3856 ; 20
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Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot krishantering och internationell samverkan
URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2073ISBN: 91-89683-06-4OAI: diva2:442143
Available from: 2011-11-03 Created: 2011-09-20 Last updated: 2011-11-03Bibliographically approved

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