A structured equation model of collaborative community response

Daniel E. Lane, Tracey O'Sullivan, Craig Kuziemsky, Fikret Berkes, Anthony Charles

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Abstract

This paper analyses the collaborative dynamic of community in response to urgent situations. Community emergencies arising from natural or man-induced threats are considered as exogenous events that stimulate community resources to be unified around the response, action, and recovery activities related to the emergency. A structured equation model is derived to depict the actions of the community system. The system is described in terms of its resources including the propensity to trigger community action and collaboration among diverse groups. The community is profiled with respect to its ability to respond. The system defines the trigger mechanisms that are considered to be the drivers of collaborative action. A simulation model is presented to enact the system emergencies, community profiles, and collaborative response. The results develop an improved understanding of conditions that engage community collaborative actions as illustrated by examples from community research in the EnRiCH and the C-Change community research projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsT. Comes, F. Fiedrich, S. Fortier, J. Geldermann, T. Müller
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe, Germany
PublisherKarlsruher Institut fur Technologie (KIT)
Pages906-911
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783923704804
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2013 - Baden-Baden, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201315 May 2013

Other

Other10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2013
CountryGermany
CityBaden-Baden
Period12/05/1315/05/13

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • C-change
  • Community collaboration
  • Community engagement
  • Decision analysis
  • Emergency response
  • EnRiCH
  • Preparedness
  • Risk analysis
  • Simulation
  • Structured equation modeling (SEM)

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