WIT Press


ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROJECTS

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DMAN170041

Volume

173

Pages

10

Page Range

33 - 42

Published

2017

Size

269 kb

Author(s)

ABDON DE PAULA, ADRIANA LEIRAS, ALESSANDRO LUKOSEVICIUS

Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to a solution of the disaster coordination problem through designing an organizational structure of project for the humanitarian activities based on the PRINCE2 method and military organizational combat frame. This frame incorporates the robustness of military perspective while considering the appropriateness of maintaining the administration under civilian direction. The PRINCE2 method has been used worldwide, and the military organizational combat frame has been tested under harsh conditions. The designed structure for a humanitarian project (HP) provides a clear role and responsibility for each element of the organization, facilitating the application of leadership and minimizing uncoordinated activities performance. This structure allows the adequate flow of information from the processes of the disaster scene. The paper approach is an exploratory qualitative bibliographic applied research.

Keywords

disaster, project structure, PRINCE2, military force structure