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Question on networks and disasters was asked last year, here are some of
the results:

Topper, Curt M. and Kathleen M. Carley. 1999. “A Structural Perspective on
the Emergence of Network Organizations.” The Journal of Mathematical
Sociology, 24(1): 67-96.

Perrow, Charles. 1999. “Organizing to Reduce the Vulnerabilities of
Complexity.” Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 7(3): 150-155.
more theoretical than empirical or methodological.

Tierney, K. J.  1985.  "Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response in
Disasters:  The Need for Interorganizational Co-Ordination," Public
Administration Review  45:77-84.

Drabek, Thomas E; McEntire, David A. 2002. "Emergent Phenomena and
Multiorganizational Coordination in Disasters: Lessons from the Research
Literature." International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters,
20(2): 197-224

Cornwell, Benjamin. 2003. “Bonded Fatalities: Relational and Ecological
Dimensions of a Fire Evacuation.” The Sociological Quarterly 44 (4):

Communication, Coherence, and Collective Action: The Impact of Hurricane
Katrina on Communications Infrastructure." Public Works Management &
Policy, Vol. 10, No. 4, April 2006: 328-343.

Deborah Gibbons,"Asymmetric Information Processes in Extreme Events: The 26
December 2004 Sumatran Earthquake and Tsunami." 2006. In Deborah Gibbons,
Editor. Communicable Crises: Prevention, Management, and Resolution.
International Public Management Association. Forthcoming. A paper analyzing
response operations in Indonesia.

Kapucu, Naim and Montgomery Van Wart. (2006). "The Emerging Role of the
Public Sector in Managing Extreme Events: Lessons Learned," Administration
& Society. Volume 38 (3): 279-308.

Kapucu, Naim. (2006). "Interagency Communication Networks during
Emergencies: Boundary Spanners in Multi-agency Coordination," The American
Review of Public Administration (ARPA).Volume 36 (2): 207-225.

Corbacioglu,  Sitki & Naim Kapucu. (2006). "Organizational Learning and
Self-Adaptation in Dynamic Environments of Disasters," Disasters: The
Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy, and Management, Volume 30 (2): 212-233
(authors listed in alphabetical order).

Comfort, Louise K. and Naim Kapucu. (2006). "Inter-organizational
Coordination in Extreme Events: The World Trade Center Attack, September
11, 2001," Natural Hazards: Journal of the International Society for the
Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards. 39 (2): xx. (Forthcoming)

Corbacioglu,  Sitki & Naim Kapucu. (2005). "Intergovernmental Relations in
Response to the 1999 Marmara Earthquake in Turkey: A Network Analysis,"
International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Volume 23(3):

Kapucu, Naim. (2006). "Public-Nonprofit Partnerships for Collective Action
in Dynamic Contexts," Public Administration: An International Quarterly.
(Paper submitted on July 20, 2004; Revised and resubmitted on 9/17/2004).
Volume 84 (1): 205-220.

Kapucu, Naim. (2005). "Interorganizational Coordination in Dynamic
Contexts: Networks in Emergency Management," Connections: Journal of
International Network for Social Network Analysis. (26(2): 9-24. Paper
submitted in February 2004, revised and resubmitted 6/7/04; revised and
resubmitted 9/23/04).

More for individual/household networks and less from management perspective
is the work by Hurlbert, Beggs and Haines (they'll be at sunbelt doing a
paper on networks and depression). A couple of citations here:

Beggs, John J., Valerie A. Haines, Jeanne S. Hurlbert. 1996. Situational
Contingencies Surrounding the Receipt of Informal Support.
Social Forces 75.

Hurlbert, Jeanne S., Valerie A. Haines, and John J. Beggs. 2000. “Core
Networks and Tie Activation: What Kinds of Routine Networks
Allocate Resources in Nonroutine Situations?” American
Sociological Review 65:598-618.

Hurlbert, Jeanne S., John J. Beggs, and Valerie A. Haines. 2001.
"Social Networks and Social Capital in Extreme Environments."
Forthcoming, Social Capital: Theory and Research, edited by Nan
Lin, Ronald S. Burt, and Karen Cook.

Haines, Valerie A., John J. Beggs, and Jeanne S. Hurlbert. 2002.
“Exploring the Structural Contexts of the Support Process: Social
Networks, Social Statuses, Social Support, and Psychological
Distress.” Advances in Medical Sociology 8:269-292

I'm part of a team conducting a study in Mexico also on
individual/household networks and disaster response, nothing published yet.

Eric C. Jones, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1003 Spring Garden St, 426 Graham Bldg
Greensboro NC 27412-5001
office: 336-334-4133
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