Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Structural framework of emergency management towards sustainability: UAE case study

Author(s): AL-Hammadi, A. A., Hasrulnizzam, W., & Mahmood, W.

Though the UAE has not been faced with major disasters in the past years, the process of disaster management became more complicated as the government agencies has had difficulties in ensuring the process for disaster management, preparation, and recovery. Moreover, a weakness of disaster management affects the quality of recovery, having a negative economic impact and increasing the number of fatalities in the occurrence of a disaster. The objective of this study intended to develop a new framework to integrate the resources management and disaster management approach for national emergency. This study’s target population consisted of staffs that use their expertise and expertise in UAE crisis management organizations. Out of 152 respondents only 139 were useable/valid for analysis by Structural Equation Modelling (PLS-SEM). The results show that all the five hypotheses are significant. The contribution of this study increases investment and policy making. The results also show that rate of preparedness during a disaster has been low, affecting the economic growth of the UAE with the resources available not enough for disaster management. The importance of the structural framework is to provide immediate and accurate information on everything that falls and what is considered a resource that can be used during emergencies, crises, and disasters for the concerned authorities to support the taking of appropriate and immediate decisions that will reduce the damages resulting from these situations. Furthermore, the integration framework of resources management is to limit as well as lack of enough resources has made it even challenging for agencies to reduce the impact of a disaster. Also, quite challenging with limited resources and budget costs. It also affects the community growth with the process of returning way of life to normalcy, taking more time at a higher cost.

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