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M.A. in Emergency Management & Homeland Security CPP 510. Hazards Governance Unit 7 - Lecture, Part B: Introduction Complex Adaptive Systems and Assessing Systems Integration for Adaptation or Risk Reduction Lead Instructor: Dr. Brian J. Gerber Director, Emergency Management and Homeland Security program Arizona State University ASU Online
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Overview of Complex Adaptive Systems Complex Adaptive Systems: What are complex adaptive systems? Context: to manage crises (i.e. emergencies and disasters), high levels of complex organizational coordination is required Comfort, et al. (2004, p. 64) note that because this is so, the challenge for: “ administrators and managers who seek coordination in inter-organizational performance lies in recognizing that it is fundamentally a voluntary activity sustained by a clearly articulated goal, a shared knowledge base, and a set of systematic information search, exchange and feedback processes .” This in turn, Comfort, et al. explain, requires self-organizing behavior i.e. a form of order comes out of a chaotic situation when the smaller units of a larger system (e.g. a community) coordinate their efforts to deal with a disruption
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Overview of Complex Adaptive Systems Complex Adaptive Systems:
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