In a world of earthquakes, tsunamis, and terrorist attacks, it is evident that emergency response plans are crucial to solve problems, overcome challenges, and restore and improve communities affected by such negative events. Although the necessity for quick and efficient aid is understood, researchers and professionals continue to strive for the best practices and methodologies to properly handle such significant events.
Emergency Management and Disaster Response Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships bridges the gap between the theoretical and the practical components of crisis management and response. By discussing and presenting research on the benefits and challenges of such partnerships, this publication is an essential resource for academicians, practitioners, and researchers interested in understanding the complexities of crisis management and relief through public and private partnerships.
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This volume draws together 15 essays that address emergency management and disaster response using public-private partnerships. Emergency management and other practitioners from the US and South Korea address models of public-private partnerships and issues and challenges in their description and definition, including the related literature, their value, the role of training, transparency, and communication, and the differences between public and private sector entities and how to close these gaps.
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