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Building community resilience: Business preparedness lessons in the case of Adapazari, Turkey

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dc.contributor.author Orhan, Ezgi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T13:06:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T13:06:08Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 0361-3666
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/11499/9799
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12132
dc.description.abstract The lack of attention paid to businesses in disaster management systems from the standpoint of state policies hampers efforts to build community resilience. This paper examines, therefore, the extent of business preparedness for disasters. Empirical research was conducted in Adapazari, Turkey, 13 years after the I'zmit earthquake, which struck the northwest of the country on 17 August 1999, claiming the lives of some 17,000 people. For the study, 232 firms were selected to inquire about their preparedness before and after the event. It is hypothesised that business preparedness is influenced by the following set of variables: business size; business sector business age financial condition prior to the disaster; occupancy tenure; market range education level; and previous disaster experience. In line with the findings of the research, a policy framework is constructed to rationalise the allocation of resources for building resilience at the aggregate level by facilitating business preparedness. © Overseas Development Institute, 2016. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Disasters en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess en_US
dc.subject Adapazari en_US
dc.subject Business recovery en_US
dc.subject Community resilience en_US
dc.subject Earthquake en_US
dc.subject Preparedness en_US
dc.subject Turkey en_US
dc.subject business en_US
dc.subject disaster management en_US
dc.subject earthquake en_US
dc.subject local participation en_US
dc.subject policy approach en_US
dc.subject Sakarya en_US
dc.subject commercial phenomena en_US
dc.subject disaster planning en_US
dc.subject empirical research en_US
dc.subject human en_US
dc.subject organization and management en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject Commerce en_US
dc.subject Disaster Planning en_US
dc.subject Earthquakes en_US
dc.subject Empirical Research en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.title Building community resilience: Business preparedness lessons in the case of Adapazari, Turkey en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.volume 40 en_US
dc.identifier.issue 1 en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 45
dc.identifier.startpage 45 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 64 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/disa.12132
dc.relation.publicationcategory Makale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanı en_US
dc.identifier.pmid 26271477 en_US
dc.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-84955173224 en_US
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000369088900005 en_US


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