The paper proposes that a reason why long-term disaster initiatives fail is the adoption of a linear, complicated problem based approach rather than seeing recovery as a complex system. The argument is that initial post-disaster responses are complicated with a subsequent transition to a complex problem. Transition is proffered as a missing link between short-term responses (rescue and relief) and long-term disaster recovery. Case data from Japan and Christchurch suggests that three system elements influencing potential transition are: the actors and their purpose; new forms of social capital and a move to greater co-production with community. Influencing these effectively will support greater traction to achieve the move to long-term recovery.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Academy of Management Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||76th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2016 - Anaheim, United States|
Duration: 5 Aug 2016 → 9 Aug 2016
Blackman, D., Nakanishi, H., & Benson, A. (2016). Disaster resilience as a complex problem: Giving disaster resilience new meaning. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016(1), 124-129. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2016.308