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Analysis of Informal Networking in Emergency Management
1Arizona State University at the Polytechnic Campus
1Arizona State University
Citation Information: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, DOI: 10.2202/1547-7355.1719, October 2010
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Developing and maintaining informal networks is vitally important for emergency managers. Informal networks foster trust, which is critically important during emergency management operations. Information can be exchanged and decision making can be enhanced through tapping the power of informal networks as well. There is little empirical data that reflects how EM practitioners actually feel about the importance of experienced and inexperienced as well as governmental and private professional networks. This study summarizes data gathered from expert practitioners regarding the importance of creating and maintaining an informal, unofficial network of contacts. Suggestions are offered for building and maintaining informal networking partnerships.