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Conceptions of Crisis Management Capabilities – Municipal Officials’ Perspectives

Nilsson, Jerry LU (2010) In Report 1044
Abstract
In the Swedish crisis management system, the municipalities have a great responsibility. One part of this responsibility concerns preparing for crises by making risk and vulnerability analyses as well as plans for how to handle extraordinary events. Such preparedness planning involves municipal officials and consequently their conceptions of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. This makes it vital to look into these conceptions more closely and establish whether specific characteristics can be identified. This thesis aims at gaining understanding of how officials involved in preparedness planning in general and vulnerability analysis in particular explicitly conceive of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities.... (More)
In the Swedish crisis management system, the municipalities have a great responsibility. One part of this responsibility concerns preparing for crises by making risk and vulnerability analyses as well as plans for how to handle extraordinary events. Such preparedness planning involves municipal officials and consequently their conceptions of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. This makes it vital to look into these conceptions more closely and establish whether specific characteristics can be identified. This thesis aims at gaining understanding of how officials involved in preparedness planning in general and vulnerability analysis in particular explicitly conceive of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. The thesis poses six specific research questions, pertaining to three themes: vulnerability, dependencies and learning. The results show specific characteristics in how officials conceive of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. These characteristics appear as similarities, variations, and even disagreements. It is argued that the characteristics as well as what explains them must be considered in the development of society’s crisis management systems. (Less)
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  • Dr. Boyesen, Marit, Det Samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet, Universitetet i Stavanger, Norge
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Thesis
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published
subject
keywords
conceptions., dependencies, municipality, individual learning, officials, learning organisation, learning, valuable and worth protecting, responsive, Vulnerability analysis, crisis management
in
Report 1044
pages
95 pages
publisher
Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University
defense location
lecture hall V:B, V-building, John Ericssons väg 1, Lund University, Faculty of Engineering
defense date
2010-03-23 10:15
ISBN
978-91-628-8038-5
project
Framework Research Programme for Risk and Vulnerability Analysis
language
English
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yes
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6e929a01-ea2b-4c22-b634-b732dc421b43 (old id 1547962)
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  abstract     = {In the Swedish crisis management system, the municipalities have a great responsibility. One part of this responsibility concerns preparing for crises by making risk and vulnerability analyses as well as plans for how to handle extraordinary events. Such preparedness planning involves municipal officials and consequently their conceptions of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. This makes it vital to look into these conceptions more closely and establish whether specific characteristics can be identified. This thesis aims at gaining understanding of how officials involved in preparedness planning in general and vulnerability analysis in particular explicitly conceive of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. The thesis poses six specific research questions, pertaining to three themes: vulnerability, dependencies and learning. The results show specific characteristics in how officials conceive of their organisations’ crisis management capabilities. These characteristics appear as similarities, variations, and even disagreements. It is argued that the characteristics as well as what explains them must be considered in the development of society’s crisis management systems.},
  author       = {Nilsson, Jerry},
  isbn         = {978-91-628-8038-5},
  keyword      = {conceptions.,dependencies,municipality,individual learning,officials,learning organisation,learning,valuable and worth protecting,responsive,Vulnerability analysis,crisis management},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {95},
  publisher    = {Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety, Lund University},
  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Report 1044},
  title        = {Conceptions of Crisis Management Capabilities – Municipal Officials’ Perspectives},
  year         = {2010},
}