Climate Change as a Predictable Surprise

28 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2005

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Max H. Bazerman

Harvard Business School - Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Unit

Date Written: June 7, 2005

Abstract

In this article, I analyze climate change as a "predictable surprise": an event that leads an organization or nation to react with surprise, despite the fact that the information necessary to anticipate the event and its consequences was available (Bazerman and Watkins, 2004). I then assess the cognitive, organizational, and political reasons why society fails to implement wise strategies to prevent predictable surprises generally and climate change specifically. Finally, I conclude with a call to action and outline a set of response strategies to overcome barriers to change.

Suggested Citation

Bazerman, Max H., Climate Change as a Predictable Surprise (June 7, 2005). Harvard NOM Working Paper No. 06-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=785990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.785990

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