UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Collaborative Approaches to the Recovery of Organisations Post-Disaster

Status:  Current
Dates: 2011 - Start
Māori Relevant Content:  No

Project Abstract

Prior research by Resilient Organisations has identified a distinct departure in the Canterbury business recovery process from a typical “survival of the fittest” type business model to one that emphasises collaboration and mutual benefit.   Whilst many of these arrangements have been short term stop gap measures in the immediate aftermath, many others have endured or been created many months after the initial events – long after the immediate altruistic urges would normally expect to have ceased.  An initial review of the literature to explore how this fits with international experience and best practice identified that there are no studies evaluating the value of collaborative approaches to support business recovery post-disaster.  This study aims to fill that gap, exploring in depth the collaborations that have occurred as well as comparing the efforts of those involved in collaboration with some organisations which have not re-opened or survived the disaster.

Researchers - UC Staff

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines