Document


Title

Acknowledging the presence of decision biases among emergency managers - research brief for resource managers
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief
Author(s): Hannah Lopez ; Stacey Sargent Frederick
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • behavioral public administration
  • decision making
  • emergency management
  • heuristics
  • prospect theory
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Record Last Modified: July 17, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58243

Description

This study specifically surveyed county emergency managers; the individuals who are responsible for mitigating and responding to disaster events. The results suggest that emergency managers are subject to decision biases and by knowing this, we can improve emergency management and decision-making processes.

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Citation:
Lopez, Hannah; Frederick, Stacey S. 2019. Acknowledging the presence of decision biases among emergency managers - research brief for resource managers. California Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.