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Perceptions of strategic decision-making by crisis management teams during exercising: establishing key dimensions


Curnin, S and Brooks, B and Owen, C and Brooks, O, Perceptions of strategic decision-making by crisis management teams during exercising: establishing key dimensions, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management pp. 1-15. ISSN 0966-0879 (2023) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/1468-5973.12442


To survive and thrive in a crisis requires crisis management teams (CMTs) to make sound strategic decisions. This paper examines the perceptions of CMTs from a group of nonresponse organisations to identify dimensions of the strategic decision-making process during a crisis management exercise. The paper draws on data collected during a series of exercises with seven Australian government agencies and businesses. Using principal component analysis, this paper outlines four dimensions that are perceived to support strategic decision-making in this context-psychological safety, critical thinking, managing expectations and adaptive capability. Embedding these dimensions within key systems and processes can provide CMTs with the structure they need to effectively respond to a crisis and enhance organisational resilience.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:crisis management, exercising, strategic decision making
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Disaster and emergency management
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Natural hazards
Objective Field:Natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Curnin, S (Associate Professor Steven Curnin)
UTAS Author:Brooks, B (Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks)
UTAS Author:Owen, C (Dr Christine Owen)
UTAS Author:Brooks, O (Mr Oliver Brooks)
ID Code:154918
Year Published:2023
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2023-01-18
Last Modified:2023-02-13

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