Emergency management: Does it have a sufficiently comprehensive understanding of decision-making, process and context?

Carmen Niculae, Simon French, Emma Carter

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Abstract

    It is widely recognised in the social and management sciences that the effective support of decision-making requires a multidisciplinary perspective. This trend is also clear in nuclear emergency management (EM). However, communication between disciplines is not easy to maintain in EM contexts when the decision makers (DMs) are likely to be highly stressed. Such circumstances can lead them to revert to the instinctive patterns of perception of their core disciplines, making communication between disciplines difficult and, perhaps, obscuring complex interactions that have not been rehearsed in practice exercises. This paper explores decision making in EM and the nature of the socio-technical issues that will arise, suggesting that despite the lessons of past accidents the research EM community is still not taking a broad enough view of what future incidents may entail. © Oxford University Press 2004; all rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)97-100
    Number of pages3
    JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
    Volume109
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Emergency management: Does it have a sufficiently comprehensive understanding of decision-making, process and context?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this