Eric C. Martin, Associate Professor of Management
Coordinating organizational activity across different sectors is crucial in disaster management. We analysed the response of 291 aid workers to the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and found that common incentives and a high degree of equality among aid organizations positively affected perceived network coordination. Large and public organizations were more likely to take leadership roles and high numbers of public organizations involved in the disaster response network led to improved network coordination. These results indicate the need for mechanisms that enable smaller and non-profit organizations to participate in network coordination and leadership.
Martin, Eric C.; Nolte, Isabella; and Vitola, Emma. “Communication, Cooperation, Coordination, Collaboration – The 4Cs: Interorganizational Partnering in Haiti.” Disasters (2015).