How will we Manage Recovery from a Catastrophic Disaster? Organization Structure for Recovery Management in the World
Norio Maki*,† and Laurie A. Johnson**
*DPRI, Kyoto University
S-552 Gokanosyo Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
**Laurie Johnson Consulting | Research, USA
The role of recovery organization management is important, and organizations in various forms have been established internationally to aid recovery from large-scale disasters. This paper clarifies three types of recovery organizations by analyzing them in various countries based on disaster organization theory. Furthermore, it analyzes recovery organizations that operated after the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake in Japan. It then examines the operations of recovery organizations during large-scale earthquakes that may lead to a national crisis by comparing recovery organizations internationally. Finally, this paper clarifies the necessity of “emergent” organizations.
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