Title: Examining a research boundary within natural disaster management: qualitative case study

Authors: Kyoo-Man Ha

Addresses: Korea Environmental and Safety Institute, Inje University, 197 Inje-ro, Gimhae, Gyeongnam, 50834, South Korea

Abstract: In recognition of scientific research's key role in the field of natural disaster management, this paper aims to remove a research boundary in the Korean setting, with the support of impact assessment theories. The hypothesis is that "if a boundary exists between domestic research and international research in the Korean field of natural disaster management, then it deserves appropriate alternatives." A qualitative case study was used to compare domestic research and international research via government research, business research, college research and non-governmental organisation (NGO) research. Upon acceptance of the hypothesis, a key finding obtained points to Korea's need to develop research boundary awareness. Accordingly, the international community has to setup multilanguage networks, include a research boundary into the framework, accommodate multiple cultures in the research, and consequentially make better decisions when managing natural disasters.

Keywords: research boundary awareness; impact assessment; natural disaster management research; government research; research networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2019.102596

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2019 Vol.9 No.4, pp.298 - 311

Received: 24 Aug 2018
Accepted: 12 Dec 2018

Published online: 30 Sep 2019 *

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