Understanding activated network resilience: A comparative analysis of co-located and co-cluster disaster response networks

Chih-Hui Lai*, Ying Chia Hsu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Building on the resilience literature, this study analyzes the response networks that were activated for four disasters during 2015–2016 (Cyclone Pam, the 2015 Nepal earthquake, Cyclone Winston, the 2016 Ecuador earthquake). The analysis shows that different interrelated resilient capacities are manifested in the activation of response networks. In particular, in exhibiting redundancy and robustness, disaster-specific network structures are discerned. In both cyclones, response networks resemble a predefined cluster design, whereas in the earthquake disasters, networks are more fluid. Moreover, organizations' varied levels of prior response experiences help build the network's capacities of redundancy and resourcefulness. Implications are discussed in ways to advance contributions to research on resilience and disaster response networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-27
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • international humanitarian efforts
  • interorganizational networks
  • natural disasters
  • resilience
  • social network analysis

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