Balancing sustainability and effectiveness in emergency response: an initial exploration using content analysis

Jim Rooney, Kate Hughes

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Abstract

Emergency services organisations are designed for quick response to sudden natural and manmade catastrophic events. In the light of heightened global awareness of the need for improved organisational sustainability, there is an increasing social requirement to ensure that all institutions can demonstrate an appropriate level of resource usage. In this paper, the Authors use a ‘weak’ definition of sustainability, in particular, the ‘eco-sustainability’ concept developed by Ball and Milne (2005) to examine a single case study of the State Emergency Services (SES) Australia, using Content Analysis research techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd ANZAM Conference 2009
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings
EditorsNicholas Beaumont
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)1863081577
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 1 Dec 20094 Dec 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (23rd : 2009)
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period1/12/094/12/09

Keywords

  • accountability
  • environmental sustainability
  • volunteers
  • not-for-profit

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