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Nonprofit and public sector interorganizational collaboration in disaster recovery: lessons from the field


Curnin, S and O'Hara, D, Nonprofit and public sector interorganizational collaboration in disaster recovery: lessons from the field, Nonprofit Management and Leadership pp. 1-21. ISSN 1048-6682 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1002/nml.21389


Recent disasters have identified that interorganizational collaboration is often fraught with complexity. This article explores interorganizational collaboration in the nonprofit and public sectors during the disaster recovery efforts after a catastrophic flooding event. Based on a series of in‐depth interviews with practitioners involved in the recovery following a flooding event, the findings offer insights into the barriers and mechanisms used to facilitate collaboration. In disaster recovery, collaboration is reliant on established interorganizational structures and trusting relationships. Role clarity is the link between these two characteristics, and this article posits the association between this and the concept of swift trust to facilitate collaboration. Theoretically, this article extends an existing multidimensional model of collaboration into the context of emergency management. Importantly, it also offers a tangible output for industry in the form of an aide‐mémoire for collaborating in disaster recovery.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:emergency management, collaboration, swift trust, disasters
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Policy and Administration
Research Field:Public Administration
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Curnin, S (Dr Steven Curnin)
ID Code:134907
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-11
Last Modified:2019-09-12

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