Title: Management of nuclear power plant emergency: a case of Korea

Authors: Kyoo-Man Ha

Addresses: Department of Public Policy and Management, Pusan National University, 2, Busandaehak-ro 63beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan, 46241, South Korea

Abstract: This study aimed to show how the management of nuclear power plant emergencies in Korea may be improved. 'Self-interest' and 'all-interests' management approaches of various stakeholders: the nuclear power plant operating company, local governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and residents, were compared. From an international perspective, the effective management of a nuclear power plant emergency in a local community is outlined through qualitative content analysis. It was observed that the above-mentioned four stakeholders have not approached radiological emergencies as a societal issue, but rather as their own business- or work-related matter. Thus, a major finding of this study is that the local community must reform the current self-interest management by incorporating all-interests management in the near future.

Keywords: nuclear emergency; radiological emergency; local governments; self-interest management; all-interests management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBCRM.2021.113948

International Journal of Business Continuity and Risk Management, 2021 Vol.11 No.1, pp.52 - 65

Received: 06 Aug 2019
Accepted: 17 Mar 2020

Published online: 22 Mar 2021 *

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