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Disaster risk management approaches in construction and built environment: A research collaboration networks perspective

Seyedamir Tavakoli Taba (Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia and Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Mohammad Mojtahedi (Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
Sidney Newton (School of Built Environment, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

ISSN: 1759-5908

Article publication date: 29 November 2019

Issue publication date: 17 January 2020

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Abstract

Purpose

Currently there is no analysis of the development of disaster risk management literature in the construction and built environment context, the changes in its research paradigms over time and the role of different key players in the advance of its current body of knowledge. This study aims to address that gap by investigating the longitudinal data of disaster risk management literature published over the past three decades.

Design/methodology/approach

A social network analysis approach is used in this study to show the overall development of the field and specifically the impact of research collaborations between different organisations and countries on research productivity.

Findings

The results indicate that the focus of disaster risk management research in the built environment context is heavily biased towards reactive strategies (response and recovery) over proactive strategies (mitigation and preparedness). The findings also demonstrate that collaboration between disaster risk management researchers has a significant influence on their research productivity.

Originality/value

The findings from this study should be of value to researchers, policymakers and academic strategists. This study for the first time shows the ability of the social networks paradigm to reveal frailties in research connections in the field of disaster risk management in construction and built environment and highlights where networking strategies are needed.

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Citation

Tavakoli Taba, S., Mojtahedi, M. and Newton, S. (2019), "Disaster risk management approaches in construction and built environment: A research collaboration networks perspective", International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 11 No. 1, pp. 85-99. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJDRBE-06-2019-0032

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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