Emergency management: Gauging the extensiveness and quality of public-and private-sector collaboration at the local level

  • MacManus S
  • Caruson K
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Abstract

This empirically based study compares the extensiveness and perceived quality of public and private emergency management-related collaborations at the grassroots level, based on a statewide survey of Florida county and city officials. The extensiveness of local officials' involvement in private-sector collaboration is on par with their emergency management-related interactions with public-sector entities. County officials are more likely than city officials to report higher quality networks with both public and private partners. First responders rate the quality of their intergovernmental public-sector collaborations higher than their generalist counterparts; the results are more varied in terms of each group's private-sector network quality assessments.

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  • cross-sector collaboration
  • disaster preparedness and response
  • emergency management
  • intergovernmental relations
  • local government collaboration
  • network governance
  • public- and private-sector partnership

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Authors

  • Susan A. MacManus

  • Kiki Caruson

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