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A typology to facilitate multi-agency coordination


Curnin, SW and Owen, C, A typology to facilitate multi-agency coordination, Proceedings of the 10th International ISCRAM Conference, 12-15 May 2013, Baden-Baden, Germany, pp. 115-119. ISBN 978-3-923704-80-4 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Multi-agency coordination in emergency management presents many challenges. Agencies that normally operate independently have to assemble into a unified supra organization to achieve a common goal. To achieve successful multi-agency coordination organizations need to span organizational boundaries and provide linkages with multiple agencies. This requires interorganizational compatibility of information and communication systems. Necessary for this success are the stakeholders responsible for facilitating these organizational boundary spanning activities. This paper proposes that the preliminary research findings can create a typology of dimensions crucial to facilitating multi-agency emergency management coordination. It is envisaged that the typology will culminate into a diagnostic tool that will enable stakeholders to examine the breakdowns and successes of multi-agency emergency management coordination.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Emergency management disaster management
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Public administration
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Curnin, SW (Dr Steven Curnin)
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Dr Christine Owen)
ID Code:113941
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2017-01-30
Last Modified:2017-04-10

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