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|Title:||Design patterns: coordination in complex and dynamic environments|
|Author(s):||Liaquat Hossain, (Faculty of Engineering and IT, The University of Sydney, Redfern, Australia), Shahadat Uddin, (Project Management Graduate Programme, The University of Sydney, Redfern, Australia)|
|Citation:||Liaquat Hossain, Shahadat Uddin, (2012) "Design patterns: coordination in complex and dynamic environments", Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol. 21 Iss: 3, pp.336 - 350|
|Keywords:||Complex environment, Coordination, Design, Design pattern, Modelling, Social networks, Soft-target organization|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/09653561211234516 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a conceptual foundation and empirical basis for exploring issues related to the design framework for modeling coordination in complex and dynamic enqvironments.
Design/methodology/approach – Previous research suggests that interactions among actors in a complex and dynamic environment tend to be more elastic, offering a higher degree of adaptability. Actions of actors in such an environment need to be coordinated to achieve the desired goal. With that purpose, the authors suggest a social network-based (SN-based) framework to model coordination in complex and dynamic environments.
Findings – The authors successfully applied the proposed SN-based framework to model coordination in the context of soft-target organization and emergency response preparedness.
Originality/value – It is apparent that much work has been done in existing studies on modeling coordination considering the specific domain situation in a complex and dynamic environment. In this paper, the authors propose a unique framework to model coordination in a complex and dynamic environment.
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