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Article: Disaster coordination preparedness of soft-target organisations

TitleDisaster coordination preparedness of soft-target organisations
Authors
Issue Date2011
Citation
Disasters, 2011, v. 35 n. 3, p. 623-638 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper introduces a network-enabled model to examine the disaster coordination preparedness of soft-target organisations (STOs). Little attention is devoted to this matter in recent research. This study places emphasis on such organisations and the proposed model tests hypotheses related to network relation and coordination preparedness. It analyses the data set entitled 'Preparedness of large retail malls to prevent and respond to terrorist attack, 2004', which contains 120 completed surveys of security directors of retail malls in the United States. The following questions form the basis of this study: 'What do STOs need to be better prepared to respond to a disaster?'; 'How does network relationship between STOs and emergency agencies affect the coordination preparedness of STOs for disaster recovery?'; and 'Which centrality measure needs to be followed to measure network variables in order to analyse coordination preparedness?' The results show that STOs with a high level of connectedness and strong ties to other emergency agencies are better prepared for disaster response. © Overseas Development Institute, 2011.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194414
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dc.contributor.authorUddin, S-
dc.contributor.authorHossain, L-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-30T03:32:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-30T03:32:33Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationDisasters, 2011, v. 35 n. 3, p. 623-638-
dc.identifier.issn0361-3666-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194414-
dc.description.abstractThis paper introduces a network-enabled model to examine the disaster coordination preparedness of soft-target organisations (STOs). Little attention is devoted to this matter in recent research. This study places emphasis on such organisations and the proposed model tests hypotheses related to network relation and coordination preparedness. It analyses the data set entitled 'Preparedness of large retail malls to prevent and respond to terrorist attack, 2004', which contains 120 completed surveys of security directors of retail malls in the United States. The following questions form the basis of this study: 'What do STOs need to be better prepared to respond to a disaster?'; 'How does network relationship between STOs and emergency agencies affect the coordination preparedness of STOs for disaster recovery?'; and 'Which centrality measure needs to be followed to measure network variables in order to analyse coordination preparedness?' The results show that STOs with a high level of connectedness and strong ties to other emergency agencies are better prepared for disaster response. © Overseas Development Institute, 2011.-
dc.languageeng-
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dc.titleDisaster coordination preparedness of soft-target organisations-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-7717.2011.01229.x-
dc.identifier.pmid21272059-
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dc.identifier.volume35-
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