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Crisis project management practice in emergency services

Crisis project management practice in emergency services
Crisis project management practice in emergency services
Applying an autoethnographic methodology, this paper proposes the potential benefits to both project professionals and their organisations that could be realised through the application of decision making models and risk management strategies. Critically reviewing the issue at an organisational level, this paper offers a means to alter the existing dynamics and institutional pressures in project management practices to enable project professionals, especially those in high-risk industries and crisis scenarios, to manage decision making in a more consistent evidence-based manner and reduce the risk of command indecision and project failure. The research has generated a novel and interdisciplinary contribution to project management discourse and knowledge, and provided practice-based management and policy development for future application, offering beneficial alternative perspectives for enhanced and more ethical project and organisation management facing critical scenarios.
Crisis Management, Project Management, Emergency Services, UK Fire Service, Process Paralysis, Institutional Theory, Autoethnography
Dong, Hao
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Dacre, Nicholas
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Barber, Carl
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Dong, Hao
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Dacre, Nicholas
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Barber, Carl
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Dong, Hao, Dacre, Nicholas and Barber, Carl (2021) Crisis project management practice in emergency services. Institute of International Business and Governance<br/>(IIBG) Academia-Industry Exchange 2021: Conference on Business as usual: How do we turn the new normal into normal?, , Hong Kong, Hong Kong. 03 - 04 Dec 2021. (In Press)

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Abstract

Applying an autoethnographic methodology, this paper proposes the potential benefits to both project professionals and their organisations that could be realised through the application of decision making models and risk management strategies. Critically reviewing the issue at an organisational level, this paper offers a means to alter the existing dynamics and institutional pressures in project management practices to enable project professionals, especially those in high-risk industries and crisis scenarios, to manage decision making in a more consistent evidence-based manner and reduce the risk of command indecision and project failure. The research has generated a novel and interdisciplinary contribution to project management discourse and knowledge, and provided practice-based management and policy development for future application, offering beneficial alternative perspectives for enhanced and more ethical project and organisation management facing critical scenarios.

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Accepted/In Press date: 8 October 2021
Venue - Dates: Institute of International Business and Governance<br/>(IIBG) Academia-Industry Exchange 2021: Conference on Business as usual: How do we turn the new normal into normal?, , Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2021-12-03 - 2021-12-04
Keywords: Crisis Management, Project Management, Emergency Services, UK Fire Service, Process Paralysis, Institutional Theory, Autoethnography

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Local EPrints ID: 452098
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/452098
PURE UUID: c963b428-065d-462c-9bec-ff075ca4494e
ORCID for Hao Dong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3458-4986

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Date deposited: 11 Nov 2021 17:37
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:39

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Author: Hao Dong ORCID iD
Author: Nicholas Dacre
Author: Carl Barber

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