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Author (up) Zeno Franco; Nina Zumel; John Holman; Kathy Blau; Larry E. Beutler pdf  isbn
  Title Evaluating the impact of improvisation on the incident command system: A modified single case study using the DDD simulator Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication ISCRAM 2009 – 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Boundary Spanning Initiatives and New Perspectives Abbreviated Journal ISCRAM 2009  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Behavioral research; Disaster prevention; Disasters; Human resource management; Information systems; Risk management; Simulators; Improvisation; Incident command systems; Performance assessment; Psychology; Simulation; Intelligent control  
  Abstract This study attempted to evaluate the utility of the Incident Command System (ICS) in varying disaster contexts. ICS is mandated in the United States and practitioners assert that it is an effective organizing system for emergency management. However, researchers contend that the utility of ICS is conflated with inter-team familiarity gained during ICS exercises. A military team-in-the-loop simulator was customized to represent the problems, resources, and command structures found in civilian led disaster management teams. A modified single case design drawn from behavioral psychology was used to explore possible casual relationships between changes team heterogeneity and performance. The design also allowed for the evaluation of improvisation on performance. Further, psychological factors that may underpin improvisation were explored. In addition to some preliminary empirical findings, the successes and difficulties in adapting the DDD simulator are briefly discussed as part of an effort to achieved greater interdisciplinary integration.  
  Address Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, United States; Quimba Software, United States  
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  Publisher Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM Place of Publication Gothenburg Editor J. Landgren, S. Jul  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
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  ISSN 2411-3387 ISBN 9789163347153 Medium  
  Track Research Methods Expedition Conference 6th International ISCRAM Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number Serial 506  
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