Proximal and Distal Emergency Management: The Wellington Response to the Christchurch Emergency 2011

Proceedings of Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, December 2011

16 Pages Posted: 25 Dec 2011 Last revised: 30 Oct 2012

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Beverley McNally

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Robert Keith Shaw

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)

Date Written: December 9, 2011

Abstract

This paper records issues in the Wellington regional response to the recent Canterbury earthquakes. It begins work on the concept of proximal and distal emergency management. That concept relates to emergency planning and crisis response. Specifically, it refers to the requirments when there is a major response required outside of the authority's territory. The main aspects of this situation explored in the present paper relate to human resource management. The ideas in this paper are based on interviews with crisis managers in Wellington, New Zealand, who had to respond to the Christchruch earthquakes in 2010-11. The authors dedicate this work to those in distress because of the Canterbury emergencies and to those who work in a practical way to alleviate their suffering.

Keywords: Emergency, management, human resources, planning, Christchurch, earthquake, disaster

Suggested Citation

McNally, Beverley and Shaw, Robert Keith, Proximal and Distal Emergency Management: The Wellington Response to the Christchurch Emergency 2011 (December 9, 2011). Proceedings of Australia New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, December 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1976701

Beverley McNally (Contact Author)

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Robert Keith Shaw

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