Examining Intergovernmental and Interorganizational Response to Catastrophic Disasters:Toward a Network-Centered Approach
Abbreviated Journal Title
networks partnerships; network analysis; disaster response; catastrophic; disasters; EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT; GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSE; HOMELAND SECURITY; EXTREME; EVENTS; COORDINATION; COLLABORATION; LEADERSHIP; GOVERNANCE; FRAMEWORK; KATRINA; Public Administration
This research focused on the interorganizational and intergovernmental response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The study used the concepts from the network and partnerships literature and used current techniques of network analysis. The study found that the use of intergovernmental and interorganizational response to coordinate complex operations in multiorganizational environments of catastrophic disasters was not successful in responding to both Hurricane Katrina and Rita in 2005. The research suggests that more investment should be made in community capacity building at the local and state levels for successful and effective partnerships in responding to catastrophic disasters. In this research, the local and state levels are shown to be faster in response and future research should focus on local, state, and federal resources coordination in response to catastrophic disasters.
Administration & Society
"Examining Intergovernmental and Interorganizational Response to Catastrophic Disasters:Toward a Network-Centered Approach" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 331.