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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
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

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.

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2016. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
crisis management, network collaboration, collaborative crisis governance, convergence
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Social Sciences Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-130911OAI: diva2:934289
Available from: 2016-06-15 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-06-15Bibliographically approved

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