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From K-Pop to K-Preparedness: Korea confronts disaster reduction

From K-Pop to K-Preparedness: Korea confronts disaster reduction PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to describe a recent effort by the South Korean Government to stimulate a domestic disaster risk reduction (DRR) technology industry for the export market. The project is a novel form of public-private partnership (PPP) that simultaneously fulfills the mandates of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction while promoting Korea’s economic development agenda.Design/methodology/approachThe research is primarily a review study of the Global DRR Technology project as it is situated in the literature of PPP research from both the public administration and disaster management disciplines.FindingsKorea’s approach to address DRR through a PPP targeting the needs of East Asian countries is unique. The overall effectiveness of the effort will take time to assess, but the model is an interesting and potentially fruitful mean of advancing DRR technology dissemination.Practical implicationsKorea may position itself as a global leader of DRR technology through this effort in terms of both market share and support of the Sendai Framework’s objectives. If successful, the PPP approach may be adopted as a viable means of improving DRR for other countries.Social implicationsUsing PPPs for various aspects of DRR can be win-win situation for economic development and disaster management outcomes.Originality/valueThis paper presents a distinct application of the PPP model for DRR that other countries may appreciate and/or adopt for their own DRR needs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Disaster Prevention and Management Emerald Publishing

From K-Pop to K-Preparedness: Korea confronts disaster reduction

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0965-3562
DOI
10.1108/DPM-10-2016-0206
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to describe a recent effort by the South Korean Government to stimulate a domestic disaster risk reduction (DRR) technology industry for the export market. The project is a novel form of public-private partnership (PPP) that simultaneously fulfills the mandates of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction while promoting Korea’s economic development agenda.Design/methodology/approachThe research is primarily a review study of the Global DRR Technology project as it is situated in the literature of PPP research from both the public administration and disaster management disciplines.FindingsKorea’s approach to address DRR through a PPP targeting the needs of East Asian countries is unique. The overall effectiveness of the effort will take time to assess, but the model is an interesting and potentially fruitful mean of advancing DRR technology dissemination.Practical implicationsKorea may position itself as a global leader of DRR technology through this effort in terms of both market share and support of the Sendai Framework’s objectives. If successful, the PPP approach may be adopted as a viable means of improving DRR for other countries.Social implicationsUsing PPPs for various aspects of DRR can be win-win situation for economic development and disaster management outcomes.Originality/valueThis paper presents a distinct application of the PPP model for DRR that other countries may appreciate and/or adopt for their own DRR needs.

Journal

Disaster Prevention and ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 5, 2017

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