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Contingency Planning: a Comprehensive study of the Importance of Contingency planning within an Irish Meat Organisation.

Hackett, Martin (2008) Contingency Planning: a Comprehensive study of the Importance of Contingency planning within an Irish Meat Organisation. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research was conducted to examine the importance to any organisation with regard to having an effective contingency plan. The main reason for carrying out this research was to establish the true causes of ineffective contingency planning, in order to improve its frequency and duration in the organisation.

The primary research was carried out in the company where the author is employed - Glanbia Meats. Interviews were carried out with the Senior Management Team from the organisation to establish their view point with regard to this topic. When the initial research was been carried out, the senior management of the meats division approached Glanbia Plc with a management buyout plan (MBO). This has restricted the research in some manner as the management buyout process was already initiated during this thesis.

The results of this research have indicated that there where some areas where the organisation was strong, e.g. in its willingness to promote contingency planning within the organisation and realising the benefits of having the plan in place. However this research also highlighted areas where they had to improve, e.g. Scenario testing of the plan and the continuous assessment of the plan. The recommendations clearly set out the requirements to implementing and promoting a contingency plan within the organisation.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Agriculture Industry > Meat Production
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Contingency Planning
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Business Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2014 13:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/320

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