UUM Repository | Universiti Utara Malaysian Institutional Repository
FAQs | Feedback | Search Tips | Sitemap

Understanding the antecedents of emergency response: A proposed framework

Subramaniam, Chandrakantan and Ali, Hassan and Mohd Shamsudin, Faridahwati (2010) Understanding the antecedents of emergency response: A proposed framework. Disaster Prevention and Management, 19 (5). pp. 571-581. ISSN 0965-3562

[img] PDF
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (93kB)


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework for understanding the antecedents of emergency response performance. Design/methodology/approach – Emergency response is vital in cases of emergencies, as prompt and speedy services determine the difference between life and death.Emergency responders normatively work in team and in concert to ensure that mitigation efforts can be accomplished to reduce loss of life and property. As such, it is imperative that emergency responders perform tasks at hand as efficiently as possible as a team. Findings – The paper discusses possible antecedents that determine an emergency response team’s performance and offers a conceptual framework based on Robbin’s model of group behavior and the existing literature to explain emergency response team performance. Originality/value – The paper presents an overview on emergency management, antecedents of an emergency response team’s performance, and proposes a framework to investigate the antecedents of an emergency response team’s performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency measures, Emergency treatment, Performance levels, Team working
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 03:02
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/4413

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item