In the aftermath of September 11, the daily barrage of predictions of incipient terrorist attacks against business targets-nuclear power and chemical plants, shopping malls, financial institutions, tourist attractions-has accelerated the need to understand the impact of terrorism on business. The business community-personnel, facilities, and operations-constitute a prime target of contemporary terrorism. This timely book analyzes the threats facing U.S. business due to terrorism, industry responses to these dangers, and terrorism’s effects on conducting business in the post-9/11 environment. Dean C. Alexander details the conventional and unconventional terrorist capabilities facing U.S. industry. He describes the activities of terrorists in the economic system, the ways they finance their operations, and the negative financial and economic consequences of terrorism. He discusses how companies can reduce terrorist threats and that corporate security can minimize political violence. Alexander also delineates terrorism’s effects-financial, physical, and emotional-on workers and employers. He outlines the dynamics of the public-private partnership against terrorism: business supporting government, government aiding industry, and tension between the two. He discusses the impact of terrorism on traditional business practices and concludes with an assessment of future trends.