Leadership in the phase of disaster recovery – evidence from Japan


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    Effective leadership practice is the crucial link to successful recovery from crisis and disaster. However, as research in the areas of leadership, tourism as well as urban planning shows, there is still a gap in research outputs; in particular when incorporating contextual factors, such as cultural perceptions on leadership and leading. This research provides evidence of effective leadership practice after the high impact disaster of the Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster from 2011. The findings group six themes of perceptions of effective leadership characteristics. Data has been collected in August 2012, approx. 1.5 years after the disaster in the Miyagi prefecture. Participants included tourism operators, volunteers, and other enablers, aiming to stabilize the area. The region's current goal is to regain 'normality' and moreover, implement future tourism infrastructure and activities, in order to attract tourists to the destination in the longterm. The aim of this work in progress is to outline an explanatory leadership model for disaster recovery with a focus on revitalising tourism
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCAUTHE 2013
    Subtitle of host publicationTourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big
    EditorsJoanna Fountain, Kevin Moore
    Place of PublicationChristchurch
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780864762832
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 National CAUTHE Conference - Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Duration: 11 Feb 201314 Feb 2013


    Conference2013 National CAUTHE Conference
    Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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