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Organizational Complexity, Emergency Management Plan Adequacy, and Nursing Home Resiliency: A Contingency Perspective

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
Some social and organizational behavior scientists measure resiliency through anecdotal qualitative research, i.e. personality analyses and stories of life experience. Empirical evidence remains limited for identifying measurable indicators of resiliency. Therefore, a testable contingency model was needed to clarify resiliency factors pertinent to organizational performance. Two essential resiliency factors were: 1) a written plan and 2) affiliation with a disaster network.This contingency study demonstrated a quantifiable, correlational effect between organizational complexity, disaster plan adequacy and organizational resiliency. The unit of analysis, the skilled nursing facility proved vulnerable, therefore justifying the need for a written emergency management plan and affiliation with a disaster network. The main purpose of this research was to verify the significance of emergency management plans within a contingency framework of complexity theory, resource dependency, systems theory, and network theory. Distinct sample moments quantified causal relationships between organizational complexity (A), plan adequacy (B) and resiliency (C). Primary and secondary research data were collected from within the context of public health and emergency management sectors within the State of Florida.
Title: Organizational Complexity, Emergency Management Plan Adequacy, and Nursing Home Resiliency: A Contingency Perspective.
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Name(s): Boyce, Cherie, Author
Wan, Thomas, Committee Chair
Zhang, Ning, Committee Member
Oetjen, Reid, Committee Member
Rivera, Fernando, Committee Member
Kapucu, Naim, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Some social and organizational behavior scientists measure resiliency through anecdotal qualitative research, i.e. personality analyses and stories of life experience. Empirical evidence remains limited for identifying measurable indicators of resiliency. Therefore, a testable contingency model was needed to clarify resiliency factors pertinent to organizational performance. Two essential resiliency factors were: 1) a written plan and 2) affiliation with a disaster network.This contingency study demonstrated a quantifiable, correlational effect between organizational complexity, disaster plan adequacy and organizational resiliency. The unit of analysis, the skilled nursing facility proved vulnerable, therefore justifying the need for a written emergency management plan and affiliation with a disaster network. The main purpose of this research was to verify the significance of emergency management plans within a contingency framework of complexity theory, resource dependency, systems theory, and network theory. Distinct sample moments quantified causal relationships between organizational complexity (A), plan adequacy (B) and resiliency (C). Primary and secondary research data were collected from within the context of public health and emergency management sectors within the State of Florida.
Identifier: CFE0005929 (IID), ucf:50842 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-12-01
Ph.D.
Health and Public Affairs, Dean's Office COHPA
Doctoral
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Subject(s): organizational resiliency -- plan adequacy -- emergency plans -- nursing homes -- Florida
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005929
Restrictions on Access: public 2015-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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