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Disaster in Bangladesh and management with advanced information system

Disaster in Bangladesh and management with advanced information system Purpose – This paper aims to document a case study of a disaster in Bangladesh and the role of an information management system for disaster management planning. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a methodology that considers perceptions or constructions – including the role of information systems – to be dependent on the social and cultural structures, which is helpful in reducing destruction in disaster‐prone areas. Findings – Advances in information technology in the form of the internet, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite communication, etc. are beneficial in many aspects of the planning and implementation of hazard reduction arrangements. Research limitations/implications – Natural disasters strike countries, both developed and developing, cause enormous destruction and create human suffering, and have negative impacts on national economies. Bangladesh suffers regularly and frequently from disasters like floods, cyclone storms, tidal surges, river bank erosion and earthquakes. Practical implications – Incorporating knowledge of information management system is becoming increasingly important in the derivation of management solutions for disasters. Originality/value – Information systems including GIS, communication technology, other information retrieval and information management systems should be maintained during natural disasters to reduce the cost and time for contingency. In this paper, an attempt is made to highlight the role of information technology in the management of natural disasters in Bangladesh. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disaster Prevention and Management Emerald Publishing

Disaster in Bangladesh and management with advanced information system

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0965-3562
DOI
10.1108/09653561111178952
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to document a case study of a disaster in Bangladesh and the role of an information management system for disaster management planning. Design/methodology/approach – The paper uses a methodology that considers perceptions or constructions – including the role of information systems – to be dependent on the social and cultural structures, which is helpful in reducing destruction in disaster‐prone areas. Findings – Advances in information technology in the form of the internet, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite communication, etc. are beneficial in many aspects of the planning and implementation of hazard reduction arrangements. Research limitations/implications – Natural disasters strike countries, both developed and developing, cause enormous destruction and create human suffering, and have negative impacts on national economies. Bangladesh suffers regularly and frequently from disasters like floods, cyclone storms, tidal surges, river bank erosion and earthquakes. Practical implications – Incorporating knowledge of information management system is becoming increasingly important in the derivation of management solutions for disasters. Originality/value – Information systems including GIS, communication technology, other information retrieval and information management systems should be maintained during natural disasters to reduce the cost and time for contingency. In this paper, an attempt is made to highlight the role of information technology in the management of natural disasters in Bangladesh.

Journal

Disaster Prevention and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 8, 2011

Keywords: Natural disasters; Destruction of disaster; Information technology; Management system; Bangladesh

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