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Department Management and Marketing, University College Cork, T12 K8AF Cork, Ireland
Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

Risk Management in Public Sector

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Dear Colleagues,

Cross-country divergences in COVID-19 pandemic death rates highlighted the importance of public sector risk management. Estimated European COVID-19 mortalities were the lowest in Iceland, with 0.00042 (or 153 deaths for a population of 364,134), while those in Bulgaria (BG) were the highest, with 0.00536 (or 37240 deaths for a population of 6,951,482). Germany fell in the lower middle range, with a COVID-19 mortality rate of 0.00169 (or 141020 for a population of 83,166,711). These figures indicate that the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has been varied, with some countries being much more severely affected than others. If we were to take the extreme cases of Iceland and Bulgaria, COVID-19 mortality rates would differ by a factor of more than twelve. Similarly, the chance of death from COVID-19 in Bulgaria was three times as high as that in Germany. Suffice to say that Bulgaria was not an isolated outlier in terms of COVID-19 mortality. Other European countries with high COVID-19 mortality rates included Hungary (0.004775), Croatia (003957), Romania (0.003399), Slovakia (0.003691), Czechia (0.00377), and Poland (0.003067). This was closely followed by Belgium (0.002769), which had the highest COVID-19 mortality rate of western EU countries. Seen collectively, these figures are particularly puzzling, given the widespread availability of vaccines across Europe. The aim of this issue is to look at the contribution of public sector risk management to the management of this crisis and identify good practice in public sector health risk management, covering areas such as disease prevention, public education, early warning, risk communication, and risk assessment.

Prof. Dr. Matthias Beck
Prof. Dr. Andrew Watterson
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Keywords

  • pandemic
  • public health surveillance and monitoring
  • disease prevention
  • public health education
  • health risk communication
  • health risk assessment
  • public sector preparation for public health risks

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Administrative Sciences
admsci
3.0 3.9 2011 20.6 Days CHF 1400 Submit
Businesses
businesses
- - 2021 23.8 Days CHF 1000 Submit
Economies
economies
2.6 3.2 2013 21.4 Days CHF 1800 Submit
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ijerph
- 5.4 2004 29.6 Days CHF 2500 Submit
Journal of Risk and Financial Management
jrfm
- 2.8 2008 20.5 Days CHF 1400 Submit
Risks
risks
2.2 3.1 2013 20.4 Days CHF 1800 Submit
Systems
systems
1.9 3.3 2013 16.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit

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Integrated System Design for Post-Disaster Management: Multi-Facility, Multi-Period, and Bi-Objective Optimization Approach
Systems 2024, 12(3), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems12030069 - 22 Feb 2024
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Disaster management requires efficient allocation of essential facilities with consideration of various objectives. During the response and recovery phase of disaster management (RRDM), various types of missions occur in multiple periods, and each of them needs different support from facilities. In this study, [...] Read more.
Disaster management requires efficient allocation of essential facilities with consideration of various objectives. During the response and recovery phase of disaster management (RRDM), various types of missions occur in multiple periods, and each of them needs different support from facilities. In this study, a bi-objective mathematical model was derived to support multi-period RRDM by optimal allocation of required facilities such as drone stations, shelters, emergency medical facilities, and warehouses according to the mission life cycle. Connectivity between facilities was considered to ensure inter-facility complementarity. For efficient derivation of Pareto solutions, a modified epsilon-constraint algorithm for bi-objective optimization was developed. The algorithm was tested with a realistic disaster simulation scenario using HAZUS 4.0 as a demonstration of the benefits of the proposed approach. With the simulation experiments, the proposed approach was expected to provide efficient operational plans and guidelines to decision makers for the bi-objective optimization problem in RRDM systems. In addition, the consideration of inter-facility connectivity can play an important role in the RRDM, especially for robustness and readiness. Full article
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The Activity-Based Costing System Applied in Higher Education Institutions: A Systematic Review and Mapping of the Literature
Businesses 2024, 4(1), 18-38; https://doi.org/10.3390/businesses4010002 - 30 Jan 2024
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Objective: In recent years, management accounting in higher education institutions has undergone significant changes due to the various New Public Management (NPM) reforms. One of the management accounting tools that has been advised to HEIs is Activity-Based Costing (ABC). With this evolving field [...] Read more.
Objective: In recent years, management accounting in higher education institutions has undergone significant changes due to the various New Public Management (NPM) reforms. One of the management accounting tools that has been advised to HEIs is Activity-Based Costing (ABC). With this evolving field of research, this article aims to analyze research in international scientific journals focusing on ABC in HEIs. To this end, this article provides an overview of how research in this area has evolved. We present an overview of the past, present, and future of research in the field of the ABC model applied in HEIs. Methodology: Through a systematic literature review, the Web of Science and Scopus databases were used as a source of articles. Our analysis is based on a total of 139 articles. We used a systematic literature review combining different bibliometric techniques. These allowed us to develop a mapping of the literature on the application of the ABC model in HEIs, which helps us better understand the research related to the topic and its evolution. Results: It is concluded that the existing literature on this topic has developed along three lines of research: implementation of ABC as a cost-control method, TDABC as a time-based cost-control method, and the application of the ABC Method in health services. Originality: Based on the results found, this article identifies avenues of research that can be explored, namely the study of the application of ABC in the education sector, and provides a research agenda for future studies. Full article
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