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Self-assessed resilience within municipal governments: Creating a self-assessment tool to measure resilience in municipal governments in Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Resilience engineering has been used in safety research and development within the aviation and nuclear domain for several years but within crisis management for municipal governments in Sweden it is not commonly applied. Therefore there is little to no knowledge about and competency in resilience engineering within the municipal governments in Sweden. The crisis management system in Sweden put almost all responsibility in an event of crisis on the municipal government in which municipal the crisis occurs. This puts a lot of pressure on relatively small and limited organizations and in an effort to relieve some pressure from these organizations resilience engineering can be used as a method to evaluate and further develop safer and more robust organizations which in turn creates a safer crisis management system in Sweden. To quickly spread the use of resilience engineering among municipal governments, or even a limited amount of it, in an easy way this study attempted to create a self-assessment tool for the municipal governments. The self-assessment tool was developed with the RAG in mind and also drawing inspiration from the NASA TLX. The self-assessment tool was created as a survey and went through a two-stage pilot test before being used. In an attempt to validate the self-assessment survey a traditional RAG was conducted in the form of an interview study. The study used an in between group design, were one group were given the self-assessment survey and another group was interviewed in a semi-structured manner. The data collected were evaluated and compared. The results of this study indicated that with further development the self-assessment survey could be used for practical purposes and the greatest contribution of this study is a new method for measuring resilience using self-assessment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
resilience engineering, crisis management, self-assessment, municipal governments
National Category
Computer and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115566ISRN: LIU-IDA/KOGVET-A--15/001--SEOAI: diva2:795550
Subject / course
Cognitive science programme
2015-02-03, Alan Turing, E-huset, Linköpings Universitet, Linköping, 10:00 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-03-17Bibliographically approved

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