Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sources of organizational resilience during the 2012 Korean typhoons: An institutional collective action framework
by Jung, Kyujin, Ph.D., University of North Texas, 2015, 129; 10032293
Abstract (Summary)

The objective of this proposed research is to test whether interorganizational collaboration contributes to the ability of an organization to bounce back swiftly from disasters. The research questions are examined from the Institutional Collective Action (ICA) perspective. The general argument of this dissertation is that organizational resilience can be explained by interorganizational collaboration. The ICA framework, specifically, identifies two general network structures to explain strategies that can be adopted to minimize collaboration risks: bonding and bridging structures.

This dissertation focuses on how governmental and nongovernmental organizations in South Korea collaborated. The data was collected from the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula in August of 2012, and January of 2013. The 2012 Typhoons devastated the area after the first data set was collected in August 2012, causing the loss of estimated US$ 730 million and 29 fatalities. Afterward, the second survey was administrated in January of 2013 to gauge respondents’ views on how organizations responded to the disasters. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Andrew, Simon A.
School: University of North Texas
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 77/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Public administration
Keywords: Institutional collective action, Organizational resilience, Resilience, Social network analysis, South Korea
Publication Number: 10032293
ISBN: 978-1-339-53469-5
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