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Naturalistic decision-making in natural disasters: an overview

Bouafia, Mohammad and Zahari, Rustam Khairi (2017) Naturalistic decision-making in natural disasters: an overview. Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters, 7 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2167-0587

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Decision-making can take place in many settings: daily life problems, financial issues, health care matters or in emergencies and situations that require quick and high-risk decisions to be made. In natural or man-made disasters, the immediate decisions are crucial for effective mitigation and management. Thus, the Decision-makers during such situations must process a large amount of unreliable and incomplete information under sharp time restrictions and critical judgments are frequently made under pressure and high stake. The purpose of this paper is to present the decisionmaking process in real-life settings focusing on the recognition-primed model (RPD) in an attempt to understand how decisions are made in emergencies and natural disasters. Literature review was conducted and it was found that the dynamic behaviour of disasters requests the decision-makers to allocate resources and attention to collaboration and coordination. Decision-making, therefore, is a sensitive task of all management actors especially emergencies and disasters managers and the effective response to such calamities depends on how effective and timely are the decisions that have been made.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 732/68825
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disasters; Emergency; Disaster management; Decision-making
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51 Human settlements. Communities
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Rustam Khairi Zahari
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2019 11:26
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 11:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68825

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