Sep, 2023
Designing for Disaster: Applying Structural Contingency Theory to Government Risk Mitigation and Consequence Management Organizational Structures
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security; Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Kates, Justin T.
From the thesis: "The COVID-19 pandemic served as the latest prominent example in a long history of emergency management, homeland security, resilience, and other government agencies perpetuating long-standing fragmentation, overlaps, and duplication of effort. This thesis investigated how a governmental jurisdiction's mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities can leverage organizational design scholarship to improve effectiveness and efficiency. A structural contingency analytical framework by Richard Daft was adapted for risk mitigation and consequence management organizations. The adapted analytical framework was tested using a case study of Somerville, Massachusetts. The thesis concludes with organizational design recommendations for government risk mitigation and consequence management functions."
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  • Author
    Kates, Justin T.
  • Publishers
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Center for Homeland Defense and Security
    Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
  • Date
    Sep, 2023
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library:
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  • Source
    Cohort CA2001/2002
  • Subjects
    Emergency management
  • Resource Groups
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    Thesis (NPS)

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