JDR Vol.11 No.5 pp. 889-896
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2016.p0889


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

Corresponding author,

**Laurie Johnson Consulting | Research, USA

March 19, 2016
September 2, 2016
Online released:
October 3, 2016
October 1, 2016
recovery management organization, recovery agency, the 1995 Kobe earthquake, the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster, catastrophic disaster
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.
Cite this article as:
N. Maki and L. Johnson, “How will we Manage Recovery from a Catastrophic Disaster? Organization Structure for Recovery Management in the World,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.11 No.5, pp. 889-896, 2016.
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