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Private Action for Public Purpose

Examining the Growth of Falck, the World’s Largest Rescue Company

Authors: Murdock, Alex

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  • Covers themes such as reliability, trust, innovation, governance and diversification in relation to the globalisation of the world's largest rescue company
  • Provides detailed case studies of Falck's influence and development in the USA, Columbia, India and Denmark
  • Offers valuable insights from the co-editor of Social Innovation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and highly-skilled co-authors, including a chapter written by the Vice President of Corporate Culture and Human Relations at Falck
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95214-4
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About this book

This book analyses the private provision of rescue and emergency services, and focuses on the emergence of the world’s largest rescue company, Falck. The author’s structured academic perspective is informed through close co-operation with Falck, which operates in 44 countries and across 6 continents. The chapters examine aspects of reliability, culture, innovation, trust, governance and business development within rescue and emergency services, including differentiation, internationalisation and globalisation. Drawing on detailed case studies of Falck’s global work in the USA, Columbia, India and Denmark, Private Action for Public Purpose is instructive for students and researchers of business and management, and will provide value for emergency responders, managers, policy-makers and organisations involved in emergency response and crisis management.

About the authors

Alex Murdock is Professor Emeritus at London South Bank University and visiting Professor at the University of Potsdam in Germany.  His research focusses on the intersection of the private, public and non-profit sectors, and he has worked at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Alex has held senior government posts in London, England and trained as a Probation Officer.

Reviews

“Professor Murdock provides the first academic monograph in English of Falck, the largest global company in the provision of rescue services. It will be of great interest to academics and will be highly valuable to professionals and managers for whom it will furnish an excellent understanding of Falck and of the varied market for private provision of rescue services.” (Lars Nørby Johansen, Former CEO and Former Chair of Falck)

“A wonderful addition to a small, but important area of literature and absolute must, for all those who seek to learn and embrace best practice concepts especially in the management and leadership domains of Emergency Ambulance Service Delivery.” (Andy Newton, Professor and Chair of the College of Paramedics)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Emergence of Falck

    Murdock, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

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  • Investigating Reliability and Rescue

    Bradburn, Anton

    Pages 27-53

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  • Trust and the Public Sector

    Stelling, Christiane

    Pages 55-73

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  • Innovation in Products and Services

    Barber, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 75-104

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  • Governance and Ownership

    Murdock, Alex

    Pages 105-133

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95214-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95213-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Private Action for Public Purpose
Book Subtitle
Examining the Growth of Falck, the World’s Largest Rescue Company
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95214-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95214-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95213-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 330
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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