Behind the Charts - Exploring Conditions for High Level Emergency Response Management in a Complex Environment

Research output: ThesisLicentiate Thesis


The thesis uses, as a starting point for a discussion of emergency response management, the problem of gradual coordinated adaptation of management functions in relation to an event and its dynamics. Empirical observations and analyses carried out in the research project show that important problemsolving processes not included in, and sometimes diverging from, planning and
preparations frequently occur. The thesis focuses on the managerial problems connected with a variety of different organisations needing to cooperate at a time of emergency or disaster and presents literature findings useful for
analysing such problems. Moreover, a method for empirical analysis based on a systems and network approach, and examples of how the method can be employed, is suggested together with a discussion of how emergency response
can be influenced by the extent to which the decision makers know and trust each other.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Building Technologies
  • Other Civil Engineering


  • krishantering, ledning, trust, social networkanalysis, complex adaptive systems, emergency response management, crisis management, emergency management, disaster management, respons, responssystem, ledningssystem, nätverk, förtroende
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Supervisors/Assistant supervisor
  • Sven Erik Magnusson, Supervisor
  • Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety
Print ISBNs978-91-678-7301-1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch