CRISMART Center for Crisis Management Research and Training Swedish National Defence College Stockholm CRISMART Activities • Research and Study: Build new and multidisciplinary knowledge about various facets of crisis management and engage in scientific and popular debate over these findings. • Education and Training: Undertake academic education and practitioner training to build the next generation of skilled professionals. • Objective: Contribute to enhanced crisis management capabilities across boundaries. Crisis: The Decision Making Perspective • Key decision makers perceive: ---Core values at stake (threat/opportunity) ---Uncertainty ---Urgency High levels of individual and organizational stress Classic Crismart method for crisis management research 1. Place the case in context 2. Establish a time frame 3. Develop a narrative account 4. Dissect the complex case into decision occasions 5. Undertake comparative thematic analyses across the growing case bank 6. Infuse education and training programs with the findings from case bank based research. A Widening CM Research Agenda • • • • • • • Crisis prevention Crisis preparedness Crisis decision making Crisis coordination and implementation Crisis communication and media relations Crisis accountability and legitimacy Crisis learning Crises and CM are trans-boundary in many respects. The wider research agenda has been applied empirically to many sector domains. Studies have been focused on local and national levels as well as on the European Union and on management practices at the international level. The research and training efforts will now also be focused on building and diffusing new knowledge concerning Natural Disasters.