Networks and Hierarchies Sitting in a Tree
This report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government argues that a blend of hierarchy and network could help us respond to emergencies. It also examines past crises and the questions that arise from a failure to respond.
The study, titled "From Forest Fires to Hurricane Katrina: Case Studies of Incident Command Systems," was authored by University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Donald P. Moynihan.
It continues with the theme, strummed in our in-depth series by columnist Peter Rousmaniere, that our thinking and practice of dealing with the aftermath of catastrophes need to be changed.
November 1, 2007
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