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Disaster Prev. Manag. Know. 2015, 5(1): 21-29 Back to browse issues page
The Challenges of Dispatching and the Presence of Expert Human Resources in the Disaster Areas
Naghme Mohamadpourlima *1, Farshid Aalizad2, Ali Khoeini3
1- in Urbanization, Faculty of Management and Economics (FME), Science and Research Branch of the Islamic Azad University (SRBIAU), Tehran, Iran (Corresponding author)
2- in Urban Planning, , Faculty of Management and Economics (FME), SRBIAU, Tehran, Iran
3- in Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Art and Architecture, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch (IAUCTB), Tehran, Iran
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Background and objectives: Unexpected natural incidents entitled as disasters, involve all sectors and organizations of a society in addition the minds of the authorities. The need to control the disaster and solve it on the one hand and dispatching trained and skilled manpower in the affected areas on the other hand, puts a challenge for disaster managers. However, the number of volunteers dispatched to the affected areas does not exceed the number of fingers. The aim of this study was to identify strategies for dispatching and retention of human resources in the affected areas.

Method: This was a descriptive-analytical study. The statistical populations were 220 employees working in the institutions which are obliged to participate in the affected areas. The data were gathered by researcher-made questionnaire: its reliability and validity was verified. T-test was used to analyze the data by SPSS19 software.

Findings: Feeling useful and effective and obligation and fearing of losing job were the key factors in dispatching and retaining manpowers in affected areas.

Conclusion: Manageing due to the organizational levels of staffs and their work experiences can use some factors to dispatch man powers to the affected area which will not be achieved unless with a pre-planned program.

Type of paper: Research article

Keywords: Human resource management in disasters, Disater management, Earthquakes, Expert human resources, Tehran province.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/01/14 | Accepted: 2016/03/24 | ePublished: 2016/04/12
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Mohamadpourlima N, Aalizad F, Khoeini A. The Challenges of Dispatching and the Presence of Expert Human Resources in the Disaster Areas. Disaster Prev. Manag. Know.. 2015; 5 (1) :21-29
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