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Using tabletop exercises to learn about crisis: empirical evidence

Nilsson, Jerry LU (2009) In International Journal of Emergency Management 6(2). p.136-151
Abstract
Tabletop exercises are often used for learning purposes in the area

of crisis management, yet their potential for this is far from clear. The study

examines the learning outcomes achieved by a group of persons taking part

in tabletop exercises in which they assess the crisis management capabilities

of the organisation to which they belong and suggest possible improvements.

Interviews with the participants provide evidence of positive learning effects.

Although the effects are in line with generally accepted normative principles of

crisis management, the degree of understanding that the participants gain about

it appears to vary considerably. The underlying reasons for... (More)
Tabletop exercises are often used for learning purposes in the area

of crisis management, yet their potential for this is far from clear. The study

examines the learning outcomes achieved by a group of persons taking part

in tabletop exercises in which they assess the crisis management capabilities

of the organisation to which they belong and suggest possible improvements.

Interviews with the participants provide evidence of positive learning effects.

Although the effects are in line with generally accepted normative principles of

crisis management, the degree of understanding that the participants gain about

it appears to vary considerably. The underlying reasons for this are discussed (Less)
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Contribution to journal
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keywords
learning, understanding, simulations, crisis management, tabletop exercises, emergency management.
in
International Journal of Emergency Management
volume
6
issue
2
pages
136 - 151
publisher
Inderscience
external identifiers
  • scopus:70649103112
ISSN
1471-4825
DOI
10.1504/IJEM.2009.029242
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English
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of crisis management, yet their potential for this is far from clear. The study<br/><br>
examines the learning outcomes achieved by a group of persons taking part<br/><br>
in tabletop exercises in which they assess the crisis management capabilities<br/><br>
of the organisation to which they belong and suggest possible improvements.<br/><br>
Interviews with the participants provide evidence of positive learning effects.<br/><br>
Although the effects are in line with generally accepted normative principles of<br/><br>
crisis management, the degree of understanding that the participants gain about<br/><br>
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  author       = {Nilsson, Jerry},
  issn         = {1471-4825},
  keyword      = {learning,understanding,simulations,crisis management,tabletop exercises,emergency management.},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {136--151},
  publisher    = {Inderscience},
  series       = {International Journal of Emergency Management},
  title        = {Using tabletop exercises to learn about crisis: empirical evidence},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEM.2009.029242},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2009},
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