Dora Smolčić Jurdana, R. Agbaba
Dec 1, 2021
Tourism in Southern and Eastern Europe
Purpose – Paper points out the importance of introducing and attending various educational programs, courses and workshops that are crucial in times of crisis. Knowledge resources need to be more integrated within management organizations, to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in overcoming challenging conditions. Managers must learn and devise new ways of managing in times of crisis. Methodology – Secondary data sources, relevant studies closely related to this area of research, indexed in the databases WoS, Scopus, Hrčak, and others where used. Countries Australia, Croatia and China were selected and analyzed, with the intention of indicating the degree of representation of educational programs in the field of crisis management, or whether they exist in university education, business activities, are they publicly available and is their theme exclusively based on the still present COVID-19 pandemic? Findings – Based on the research of educational programs in the field of crisis management in three selected countries (China, Australia, Croatia) from three different continents, it was noticed regardless of the difference in their size and education systems, that there are no significant deviations in the modalities of educational programs in crisis management. Contribution – The contribution is manifested in the representation and the literature review of contribution of educational programs in the field of crisis management. Given the occurrence of crisis situations in tourism, which are increasingly common and come from different sources, the need to strengthen educational programs in this area has undoubtedly been identified.