Knowledge management systems in support of disasters management: A two decade review


Dorasamy, Magiswary and Raman, Murali and Kaliannan, Maniam (2013) Knowledge management systems in support of disasters management: A two decade review. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80 (9). pp. 1834-1853. ISSN 0040-1625

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Humans are increasingly being challenged with numerous forms of man-made and natural emergency situations. Emergencies cannot be prevented, but they can be better managed. The successful management of emergency situations requires proper planning, guided response, and well-coordinated efforts across the emergency management life cycle. Literature suggests that emergency management efforts benefit from well-integrated knowledge-based emergency management information systems (EMIS). This study presents a systematic review of papers pertaining to the application of knowledge-driven systems in support of emergency management that have been published in the last two decades. Our review presents two major findings. First, only limited work has been done in three EMIS-knowledge management system (KMS) subdomains: (i) definition, (ii) use, and (iii) methods. Second, only limited research has been done in embedding roles in KM systems. We highlight role alignment to the 12 fundamental roles, as called for by Turoff et al. (2004), in the context of creating dynamic systems in aid of emergency management efforts. We believe that these two findings warrant the attention of the research community.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Planning and Foresight Methodologies in Emergency Preparedness and Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: Roles, Emergency management, Information systems, Disaster, Knowledge management systems, Forecasting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2014 09:46
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2017 05:36


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