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Research & Publications

Research is a pathway to the creation of knowledge and is a core activity of the Center for Business Continuity and Risk Management. Our faculty are actively researching topics, publishing books and in journals related to this topic area.

The Center's faculty is currently engaged in the following research topics:

  • Risk Analytics
  • Modeling Risk Decisions with Imprecise Information
  • Computational Intelligence for Mitigating Disasters
  • Attitudinal Based Strategy Development
  • Risk Analysis using Fuzzy Modeling
  • Information Security and Resiliency
  • Crisis Detection and Decision Making
  • Risk Management Technology Investment
  • Information Privacy and Identity Theft
  • Emergency Response Virtual Teams
  • Uncertainty Management in Intelligence Analysis
  • Decision Technology and Risk
  • Modeling Supply Chain Risk
  • Cyber-terrorism
  • Conflict Simulation

The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business
Kurt J. Engemann, Ph.D., CBCP

Aware that a single crisis event can devastate their business, managers must be prepared for the worst from an expansive array of threats. Developments in risk security and management knowledge offer a path towards resilience and recovery through effective leadership in crisis situations. The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business comprises a professional and scholarly work in this critical field.

Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience
Kurt J. Engemann, PhD, CBCP, and Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP

Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience presents a blend of academic principles and real-world applications showing how to integrate and implement risk management with the globally accepted discipline of business continuity management. The book is designed for college and executive management courses, as well as practitioners desiring a distillation of the most current practices.

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management
Editor-in-Chief - Kurt J. Engemann

IJBCRM is a refereed international journal that provides a professional and scholarly forum in the essential field of business continuity and risk management with particular emphasis on decision making using a multidisciplinary approach. Organizational resiliency through risk assessment, contingency planning, systems security, crisis and disaster management, and recovery planning, as well as public policy regarding infrastructure and security, are integrated in the journal's coverage

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management
Editor-in-Chief - Kurt J. Engemann

IJTPM is a refereed international journal that provides a professional and scholarly forum in the emerging field of decision making and problem solving in the integrated area of technology policy and management at the organizational and public policy levels. The journal’s scope includes: assessment of complex systems; critical technologies’ risk and security management; technological innovation, entrepreneurship, and development; and infrastructure, sustainability, and technology-based economic growth

Engemann, K. J., “Emerging Developments in Organizational Risk,” Continuity and Resilience Review, Vol.1 No. 1, 2019.

Miller, H. E. and Engemann, K. J., “The Precautionary Principle and Unintended Consequences,” Kybernetes, Vol. 48 No. 2, pp.265-286, 2019.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “Business Continuity Management in Data Center Environments,” International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach, Vol.12. No. 1, pp. 52-72, 2019.

Yager, R. R., “Intelligent rule-based risk modeling for decision making,” The Routledge Companion to Risk Crisis and Security in Business, (ed. K. Engemann), pp. 457-468, Routledge, New York and London, 2018.

Engemann, K. J. and Yager, R. R., “Comfort Decision Modeling,” International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-Based Systems Vol. 26, No. Suppl. 1, pp. 141-163, 2018.

Dengler, N. D., “Business Resiliency Considerations in the Site Selection and Construction of a New Facility,” The Routledge Companion to Risk Crisis and Security in Business, (ed. K. Engemann), pp. 173-188, Routledge, New York and London, 2018.

Richardson, R., Shin, H., and Soluade, O., “A vehicle recall index and the sales impact by type of recall,” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol.8 No.3, pp.232 – 248, 2018.

Yager, R. R., "Satisfying uncertain targets using measure generalized Dempster-Shafer belief structures" Knowledge Based Systems 142, pp. 1-6, 2018.

Altschuller, S., and Altschuller, S. I., “Accounting Information Systems: Opportunity and Risk,” The Routledge Companion to Risk Crisis and Security in Business, (ed. K. Engemann), pp. 309-318, Routledge, New York and London, 2018.

Miller, H. E. and Engemann, K. J., “Resilience and Sustainability in Supply Chains,” Revisiting Supply Chain Risk (ed. G. Zsidisin and M. Henke), Springer, 2018.

Engemann, K. J., “Developments in Risk Security,” The Routledge Companion to Risk Crisis and Security in Business, (ed. K. Engemann), pp. 3-19, Routledge, New York and London, 2018.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “Risk and Data Center Planning,” Engineering and Management of Data Centers, (ed. J. Gómez, M. Mora, R. O’Connor, W. Nebel, and M. Raisinghani), Springer, 2017.

Yager, R. R., “OWA aggregation of multi-criteria with mixed uncertain satisfactions,” Information Sciences, 417:88-95, 2017.

Engemann, K. N., and Engemann, K. J., “Risk Attitude Chain: Safety Climate, Risk Attitude and Risk Decisions,” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, V7 N3, pp. 211-221, 2017.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “Precautionary Principle and Attitudinal Decision Making,” Fuzzy Economic Review, Vol.22, No. 1, 2017.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “Risk Strategies: Private and Public Sector Linkage,” Climate Health Risks in Megacities: Sustainable Management and Strategic Planning (ed. C. Marolla), pp. 109 – 130, Taylor and Francis, 2016.

Yager, R. R. and E. Petry, F. E., “An intelligent quality-based approach to fusing multi-source probabilistic information,” Information Fusion, 31:127-136, 2016.

Miller, H. E. and Engemann, K. J., ‘Threats to the Electric Grid and the Impact on Organizational Resilience,’ International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 1-16, 2015.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., ‘Risk Strategy and Attitude Sensitivity,’ Cybernetics and Systems, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 188-206, 2015.

Yager, R. R., “On the Maximum Entropy Negation of a Probability Distribution,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, 23(5):1899-1902, 2015.

Merigó, J. M., Engemann, K. J., and Gil-Lafuente, A. M., ‘Intelligent Systems in Business and Economics,’ Cybernetics and Systems, Vol. 46, No. 3-4, pp. 145-149, 2015

Miller, H. E. and Engemann, K. J., ‘Using Reliability and Simulation Models in Business Continuity Planning,’ International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 43-56, 2014.

Shin, Heechang; Robertson, Robert; Soluade, Oredola; “Assessing Sales Loss from Automobile Recalls: A Toyota Case Study,” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 14-28, 2014.

Merigó, J. M., Kurt J. Engemann and Daniel Palacios-Marqués, “Decision making with Dempster-Shafer Belief Structure and the OWAWA Operator,” Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 19:sup1, S100-S118, 2013.

Soluade, Oredola; “An Assessment of Orthogonal Defect Classification and Acceptance Sampling in Quality Assurance,” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 286-301, 2013.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “Attitudinal Sensitivity and Decision Making,” Advances in Decision Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Volume XIV (ed. K. Engemann and G. Lasker), pp. 1-5, The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Windsor, Canada,2013.

Rodriguez, Stephen and Shin, Heechang; “Developing Customer Churn Models for Customer Relationship Management,” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 302-322, 2013.

Engemann, K. J. and Henderson, D. M., Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience, Rothstein Associates, 2012.

Merigó, J. M., Casanovas, M., Engemann, K. J., “Group Decision-Making with Generalized and Probabilistic Aggregation Operators,” International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Vol. 8, No. 7(A), pp. 4823-4835, August 2012.

Engemann, K. J. Miller, H. E., and Dengler, N., “Managing Supply Cain Risk in Financial Services,” Handbook for Supply Chain Risk Management Case Studies, Effective Practices and Emerging Trends, (ed. O. Khan and G. Zsidisin), pp, 141-152, J. Ross Publishers, 2012.

Miller, H. E. and Engemann, K. J., “Using Analytical Methods in Business Continuity Planning,” Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management,” (ed. K. Engemann, A. Gil-Lafuente, and J. Merigo), pp. 2-12, Springer, 2012.

Altschuller, S. and Benbunan-Fich, R. “The Pursuit of Trust in Ad-hoc Virtual Teams: How Much Electronic Portrayal is Too Much?” European Journal of Information Systems, 18 September 2012.

Engemann, K. J., Gil-Lafuente, A. M., and Merigo, J. M., Modeling and Simulation in Engineering, Economics, and Management, Springer, 2012.

Moscato, D. Altschuller, S. "International Perceptions of Online Banking Security Concerns," Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Information Management Association (IIMA) Conference, Chicago, IL, October 15-17, 2012.

Shin, Heechang; Robertson, Robert; Soluade, Oredola, “Assessing Sales Loss from Automobile Recalls through Event Study: A Toyota Case Study,” Communications of the IIMA Journal, 2012, Volume 11, Number 1, pp. 21-31

Soluade, O., "Statistical Applications in Risk Management," in Engemann, K. and Henderson, D., Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience, Rothstein Associates, 2012, pp.199-210.

Richardson, R., “Monitoring Sales Transactions for Illegal Activity,” Communications of the IIMA Journal, Volume 6, Number 1, pp. 105-114, 2012.

Altschuller, S., "Crisis Information Management Systems," in Engemann, K. and Henderson, D., Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience, Rothstein Associates, 2012.

Yager, R. R., "Measures of assurance and opportunity in modeling uncertain information," International Journal of Intelligent Systems 27, 776-796, 2012.

Altschuller, S. and Moscato, D. “Overstepping Digital Boundaries? An Exploration of Ownership in 3-D Virtual Worlds”, Communications of the IIMA, Vol. 11, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 24-40.

Miller, H. “Integrating Sustainability into Business Continuity Planning.” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 2 No. 3, pp 219-232, 2011

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “Risk Analysis for Rare Events,” Advances in Decision Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Volume XII (ed. K. Engemann and G. Lasker), pp. 1-5, The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Windsor, Canada, 2011.

Shin, H. “Identifying network intrusion with defensive forecasting.” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management. 2, 2 (2011), 91-104.

Richardson, R., “Reducing Risk by Leveraging Information for a Competitive Advantage in Bidding,” Communications of the IIMA Journal, 2011, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 1-11.

Shin, H., Atluri, V, and Cho, J. “Efficiently enforcing spatiotemporal access control under uncertain location information.” Journal of Computer Security. 19, 3 (2011), 607-637.

Soluade, O. A. (2011); “Regression Testing using Orthogonal Defect Classification in a Quality Assurance Environment.” International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol.2, No. 3, 2011, 272- 283.

Yager, R. R., "A measure-based approach to the fusion of possibilistic and probabilistic uncertainty," Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making 10, 91-113, 2011.

Merigó, J. M and Engemann, K. J., “Fuzzy Decision making with Probabilities and Induced Aggregation Operators,” Lectures on Modelling and Simulation 11(1), pp. 88-98, 2010.

Adis, W. “Assessing FDA’s Risk Methodology at Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sites”, International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, 259-270, 2010.

Altschuller, S. and Benbunan-Fich, R. “Trust, Performance, and the Communication Process in Ad Hoc Virtual Teams”, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 16, No. 1, October 2010, pp. 27-47.

Engemann, K. J. and Miller, H. E., “An Index for Business Continuity Planning,” Advances in Decision Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Volume XI (ed. K. Engemann and G. Lasker), pp. 58-62, The International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Windsor, Canada, 2010.

Shin, H., Vaidya, J., and Atluri, V. Anonymization models for directional location-based service environment. Computers & Security (SCI-E). 29, 4 (2010), 59-73.
Soluade, O. A. (2010); Establishment of Confidence Thresholds for Interactive Voice Response Systems Using ROC Analysis. Communications of the International Information Management Association (IIMA); vol.10 (2), 43 – 58.

Yager, R. R., "Criteria satisfaction under measure-based uncertainty," Fuzzy Optimization and Decision Making 9, 307-331, 2010.

Merigó, J. M., Casanovas, M., Engemann, K. J., “Decision Making with Probabilistic and Generalized Aggregation Operators,” Proceedings of the SIGEF 2010, pp. 59-67, October 2010.