Unpacking the Challenges and Strategies of Network Collaboration in Crisis Management: A case study of public/non-profit cooperation during the crisis management of the refugee situation of 2015
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This investigation explores the concept of network collaboration in the context of the crisis management of the refugee situation of 2015. Through a series of 12 semi-structured interviews with experts from public and non-profit sectors, the study reflects on the importance of non-profit assistance and considers the challenges and strategies which emerged during cooperation. The results show that although established agreements between public and non-profit actors existed, there was a lack of strategies to incorporate new actors into crisis management systems, which led to difficulties coordinating volunteers and an inability to optimize non-profit resources. In future crisis management, the public sector should therefore consider theories of collaborative crisis governance which aim to find a balance between established and emergent forms of cooperation. By using non-profit actors as volunteer coordinators and creating spaces for communication, the public sector can prepare for ad hoc collaboration during crisis management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 38 p.
crisis management, network collaboration, collaborative crisis governance, convergence
Social Sciences Law and Society
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130911OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-130911DiVA: diva2:934289