POM for Disaster Management

Authored by: Peter W. Robertson , Sushil K. Gupta , Martin K. Starr

The Routledge Companion to Production and Operations Management

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138919594
eBook ISBN: 9781315687803
Adobe ISBN: 9781317419242


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The United Nations defines a disaster as a “serious disruption to the functioning of a community or a society” (UNISDR 2015). Disasters are events that cause widespread and negative human, material, economic, or environmental issues. Such negative impacts exceed the ability of the affected community or society to cope effectively using its own resources i.e., external help is required by the community/society to respond and recover from the disaster.

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