Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implementation of the National Incident Management System in New Jersey
by Clark, Len Elisha, D.P.A., University of Baltimore, 2010, 220; 3409489
Abstract (Summary)

The implementation of the National Incident Management poses some unique challenges to the emergency management community. This research project seeks to examine “What theories of implementation inform the assessment of the implementation of the National Incident Management System by municipalities in New Jersey.” This project based its theoretical grounding in the “Top-Down” influences of Mazmanian & Sabatier and the “Third Generation of Implementation Research” identified by Goggin, O'Toole, Lester & Bowman.

This project used data from one Federal Fiscal Year, 2008. Leveraging the strengths of a mixed method research model, based upon concurrent quantitative and qualitative examinations, this project drew its data from a previously vetted federal survey tool, NIMSCAST and relevant data from a variety of state sources. This project sought to determine the individual and combined effects of the number of involved agencies, funding, location, and disaster history as implementation outputs. In addition, this project examined operational outcomes associated with after-action reports and the implementation of this system.

The results of this research challenged many of the accepted theories and revealed the need for additional research into the system, its outputs and outcomes.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Henderson, Lenneal
Commitee: Callahan, John, Sylves, Richard
School: University of Baltimore
Department: School of Public Affairs
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 71/07, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Public administration
Keywords: Compliance, Emergency management, Implementation, Municipal, National Incident Management System, New Jersey, Policy
Publication Number: 3409489
ISBN: 978-1-124-07045-2
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