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Emergency Decision Making and Disaster Recovery

Mahdavian, Farnaz

Abstract (englisch):
There is growing evidence that the number and severity of natural disasters and their cascading events such as power blackouts are increasing. These extreme events threaten human lives, displace hundreds of thousands of people and cause huge financial losses. Therefore, it is important to understand better how socio-economic systems can best respond to these disasters and how they can recover quickly, build back better and become more resilient.
This thesis comprises five separate studies of four different types of disasters. The overall objective is to improve the understanding of how society copes with and makes decisions in crisis and emergency situations, and how disaster affected areas recover, particularly in terms of speed and quality. This is a huge subject and rather than focusing on just one event or a single type of disaster, the objective is to look at different types of disaster events by studying people’s risk perception and their (real or expected) disaster behaviour in the context of different phases of the disaster cycle from immediate response to longer-term recovery and resilience building.
The five studies featured in this thesis are: 1. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000130118
Veröffentlicht am 03.03.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsdatum 03.03.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000130118
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Umfang V, 195 S.
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (WIWI)
Institut Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Prüfungsdatum 14.12.2020
Referent/Betreuer Prof. F. Schultmann
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