Resilience from the real world towards specific organisational resilience in emergency response organisations
by John Van Trijp; Kees Boersma; Peter Groenewegen
International Journal of Emergency Management (IJEM), Vol. 14, No. 4, 2018

Abstract: In this paper, we present a quick overview of six types of resilience to present a minimalistic sketch of the resilience 'landscape' and show the definitions for resilience originally have a mechanistic point of view (bounce back after disaster has struck). This is in contrast to the present day approach, where adaptive learning capabilities embedded in strong network relationships are of vital importance for resilience. Eventually, we focus on organisational resilience for emergency response organisations. Organisational resilience is of great importance to an emergency response organisation to cope adequately with outcomes before or after a crisis emerges. We briefly introduce a quantitative organisational resilience model for Dutch emergency response organisations (Safety Regions). We present literature describing and clarifying the variables and attributes based on this quantitative model and draw relevant conclusions.

Online publication date: Tue, 15-Jan-2019

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