The development process of government crisis management leaders for natural disasters in the Caribbean: A case study

by Ephraim, Sylvia E., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2014, 158 pages; 3617340

Abstract:

Crisis management is a strain worldwide; however, based on literature reviewed, there is a lack of documentation regarding the development process of government crisis management leaders for natural disasters in the Caribbean. Therefore, the researcher studied how government crisis management leaders for natural disasters in the Caribbean explain their development process. The outcomes added to the body of knowledge and filled the gap in the literature. In addition, the outcomes of the research provided baseline knowledge for future research in crisis management. Scholars and practitioners may also use the outcomes to help answer philosophical questions. The findings indicated that an effective development process leads to successful performance during natural disasters. The outcomes of this explanatory case study revealed that using effective communication, completing ongoing training, educating the public, and having local district disaster committees are key variables for the development process of government crisis management leaders for natural disasters. The recommendations for further research are to study the key variables of the development process for crisis management and for practitioners to explore how to integrate the variables into leadership and management requirements and skills.

AdviserRUBYE BRAYE
SchoolCAPELLA UNIVERSITY
Source TypeDissertation
SubjectsBusiness administration; Management; Public administration
Publication Number3617340

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