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Once upon a time in Västmanland-the power of narratives or how the "truth" unfolds

Uhr, Christian LU ; Johansson, Björn J E; Landgren, Jonas; Holmberg, Martin; Bynander, Fredrik; Koelega, Samuel and Trnka, Jiri (2016) 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016 In ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Abstract

In 2014 a small fire started in a forest in central Sweden. Within a few days it developed into the largest wildfire in Sweden in the last 50 years. As the scale of the fire increased, so did the need for direction and coordination of the resources engaged in the response operation. Both official investigators and the research community have studied the challenges and come up with recommendations for improvements of the Swedish crisis management system. All authors of this paper have been involved in such efforts. This paper is a result of us trying to formulate lessons learnt based on several written reports and official discussions. The development of the narratives constructed by individuals involved in the response, investigators... (More)

In 2014 a small fire started in a forest in central Sweden. Within a few days it developed into the largest wildfire in Sweden in the last 50 years. As the scale of the fire increased, so did the need for direction and coordination of the resources engaged in the response operation. Both official investigators and the research community have studied the challenges and come up with recommendations for improvements of the Swedish crisis management system. All authors of this paper have been involved in such efforts. This paper is a result of us trying to formulate lessons learnt based on several written reports and official discussions. The development of the narratives constructed by individuals involved in the response, investigators and researchers is analyzed. We conclude that researchers need to pay attention to their own role in this development. Maybe there is a need for a game changer on the methodological side?

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  abstract     = {<p>In 2014 a small fire started in a forest in central Sweden. Within a few days it developed into the largest wildfire in Sweden in the last 50 years. As the scale of the fire increased, so did the need for direction and coordination of the resources engaged in the response operation. Both official investigators and the research community have studied the challenges and come up with recommendations for improvements of the Swedish crisis management system. All authors of this paper have been involved in such efforts. This paper is a result of us trying to formulate lessons learnt based on several written reports and official discussions. The development of the narratives constructed by individuals involved in the response, investigators and researchers is analyzed. We conclude that researchers need to pay attention to their own role in this development. Maybe there is a need for a game changer on the methodological side?</p>},
  author       = {Uhr, Christian and Johansson, Björn J E and Landgren, Jonas and Holmberg, Martin and Bynander, Fredrik and Koelega, Samuel and Trnka, Jiri},
  booktitle    = {ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management},
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  keyword      = {Case study,Choice of methodology,Evaluation of direction and coordination},
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  publisher    = {Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM},
  title        = {Once upon a time in Västmanland-the power of narratives or how the "truth" unfolds},
  year         = {2016},
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