Collaborative Networking, Environmental Shocks, and Organizational Performance: Evidence From Hurricane Rita

Sangyub Ryu, Morgen S. Johansen

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An organization's external environment, such as an environmental shock, is of great concern to public management scholars because it influences the behavior and ability of public managers to improve organizational performance. In this study, we examine how collaborative networking with the purpose of preparing for a natural disaster moderates the negative impact of Hurricane Rita on school performance in Texas. Our data consists of survey responses from Texas superintendents who were surveyed shortly after Hurricane Rita about their pre-hurricane disaster preparedness including collaborative networking behavior. Using this dataset, we use a collaborative networking measure that incorporates both the frequency of contact with various groups and the intensity of those interactions. Findings reveal that collaborative networking to prepare for natural disasters moderates the negative impact of a natural disaster on organizational performance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-225
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Public Management Journal
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 3

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Collaborative Networking, Environmental Shocks, and Organizational Performance : Evidence From Hurricane Rita. / Ryu, Sangyub; Johansen, Morgen S.

In: International Public Management Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, 03.04.2017, p. 206-225.

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