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Interorganizational Collaboration In Crisis Response Management: Exploring The Conditions For Improving Collaborative Behaviour Across Organizational Borders.

Pramanik, Roshni LU (2015)
Abstract
This thesis explores the conditions to improve collaborative behaviour between organizations in crisis response management.

It takes an explorative approach and begins by identifying several challenges to interorganizational collaboration. A

systematic review of the international scientific literature in conjuction with semi-structured interviews with crisis

management professionals in civil-military collaboration context identified several challenges and their underlying reasons.

Indications on ways to minimize such challenges are also explored. Based on these indications, two factors are chosen that

are tested with the help of experiments involving 111 crisis management professionals from the... (More)
This thesis explores the conditions to improve collaborative behaviour between organizations in crisis response management.

It takes an explorative approach and begins by identifying several challenges to interorganizational collaboration. A

systematic review of the international scientific literature in conjuction with semi-structured interviews with crisis

management professionals in civil-military collaboration context identified several challenges and their underlying reasons.

Indications on ways to minimize such challenges are also explored. Based on these indications, two factors are chosen that

are tested with the help of experiments involving 111 crisis management professionals from the Swedish police force, fire and

rescue services, defense forces and the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). The experiments were performed to test

whether changing the degree of these factors can potentially influence collaborative behaviour. Findings of the study

indicate that by changing familiarity and expectation of future cooperation the extent of utilizing resources and the extent of

contributing resources can be influenced. With greater degree of familiarity and long term commitment between

organizations, greater knowledge on capabilities and equipment of other actors in crisis response, there is a higher extent of

utilization of resources from other organizations in a joint task. Similarly higher degree of familiarity and long term

commitment also make organizations to be more willing to contribute in terms of resources, equipment, knowledge and

capabilities in a joint task. This means by fostering higher degree of familiarity and long term commitment, organizations are

expected to share, allocate and mobilze resources between them more effectively. Since this most likely will contribute to

improve overall collaborative efforts in crisis response management, steps to increase familiarity and long term commitment

between organizations seem to be a promising strategy to improve interorganizational collaboration. The thesis also discusses

how increased familiarity and long term commitments may also help organizations to adapt to changed conditions that arise

during crises. The thesis has implications for crisis planning, preparedness and overall improvements of collaborative efforts

in crisis response management. (Less)
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interorganizational collaboration, crisis response management, collaborative behaviour, organizational adaptation.
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151 pages
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Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University
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978-91-7623-554-6
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English
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It takes an explorative approach and begins by identifying several challenges to interorganizational collaboration. A<br/><br>
systematic review of the international scientific literature in conjuction with semi-structured interviews with crisis<br/><br>
management professionals in civil-military collaboration context identified several challenges and their underlying reasons.<br/><br>
Indications on ways to minimize such challenges are also explored. Based on these indications, two factors are chosen that<br/><br>
are tested with the help of experiments involving 111 crisis management professionals from the Swedish police force, fire and<br/><br>
rescue services, defense forces and the Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). The experiments were performed to test<br/><br>
whether changing the degree of these factors can potentially influence collaborative behaviour. Findings of the study<br/><br>
indicate that by changing familiarity and expectation of future cooperation the extent of utilizing resources and the extent of<br/><br>
contributing resources can be influenced. With greater degree of familiarity and long term commitment between<br/><br>
organizations, greater knowledge on capabilities and equipment of other actors in crisis response, there is a higher extent of<br/><br>
utilization of resources from other organizations in a joint task. Similarly higher degree of familiarity and long term<br/><br>
commitment also make organizations to be more willing to contribute in terms of resources, equipment, knowledge and<br/><br>
capabilities in a joint task. This means by fostering higher degree of familiarity and long term commitment, organizations are<br/><br>
expected to share, allocate and mobilze resources between them more effectively. Since this most likely will contribute to<br/><br>
improve overall collaborative efforts in crisis response management, steps to increase familiarity and long term commitment<br/><br>
between organizations seem to be a promising strategy to improve interorganizational collaboration. The thesis also discusses<br/><br>
how increased familiarity and long term commitments may also help organizations to adapt to changed conditions that arise<br/><br>
during crises. The thesis has implications for crisis planning, preparedness and overall improvements of collaborative efforts<br/><br>
in crisis response management.},
  author       = {Pramanik, Roshni},
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  keyword      = {interorganizational collaboration,crisis response management,collaborative behaviour,organizational adaptation.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Licentiate Thesis},
  pages        = {151},
  publisher    = {Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University},
  title        = {Interorganizational Collaboration In Crisis Response Management: Exploring The Conditions For Improving Collaborative Behaviour Across Organizational Borders.},
  year         = {2015},
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