Journal Papers

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Effects of a major disaster on skills shortages in the construction industry: Lessons learned from New Zealand

Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon, (2017)
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 24 Iss: 1, pp.2 - 20.


Criticality of infrastructures for organisations

S Giovinazzi, C Brown, E Seville, JR Stevenson, T Hatton, JJ Vargo
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures 12 (4), 331-363


Lessons from disaster: Creating a business continuity plan that really works

Tracy Hatton, Eleanor Grimshaw, John Vargo, Erica Seville
Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning . Autumn/Fall2016, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p84-92.


Employee resilience and leadership styles: The moderating role of proactive personality and optimism

Quyen Nguyen,Joana R.C. Kuntz, Katharina Näswall, Sanna Malinen
New Zealand Journal of Psychology Vol. 45, No. 2, August 2016.


Resilient Employees in Resilient Organizations: Flourishing Beyond Adversity

Kuntz, J. R. C., Näswall, K., & Malinen, S. (2016)
Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 9(2), 456-462. doi:10.1017/iop.2016.39.


Efficacy of insurance for organisational disaster recovery: case study of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes

Dr Charlotte Brown, Dr Erica Seville, and Dr John Vargo
Disasters (2016). doi:10.1111/disa.12201.


Economic and Business Recovery

Joanne Stevenson, Ilan Noy, Garry McDonald, Erica Seville, and John Vargo
Natural Hazard Science: Oxford Research Encyclopedias,Online Publication Date:Jul 2016.  DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199389407.013.19.


Skills Shortages in the Christchurch Subcontracting Sector

Imelda Saran Piri, Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson
ANDROID Residential Doctoral School Proceeding, 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, Australia, 15-17th July 2015. The paper received the ANDROID Residential Doctoral School 2015 Best Paper Award.


A Systems Approach to Managing Human Resources in Disaster Recovery Projects

Dr Yan Chang-Richards, Professor Suzanne Wilkinson, Dr Erica Seville, David Brunsdon
ANDROID Residential Doctoral School Proceeding, 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, Australia, 15-17th July 2015. The paper received the Emerald Best Conference Paper Award 2015.


A Study of Factors Influencing Post-Earthquake Decisions on Buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Jenna Jihyun Kim, Kenneth J. Elwood, Stephanie E. Chang, Frederic Marquis
11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering


Understanding Post-Earthquake Decisions on Multi-Storey Concrete Buildings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Frederic Marquis, Jenna Jihyun Kim, Kenneth J. Elwood, Stephanie E. Chang
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, May 2015.


Investment in the Construction Sector to Reduce Disaster Risk Management

Suzanne Wilkinson, Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Zulkfli Sapeciay, and Resilient Organisations, New Zealand.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015


Addressing Inter-Sectoral Linkages and Interdependencies:  A study of the past disaster events

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, Hlekiwe Kachali, Joanne Stevenson.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015


Post-Disaster Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons from the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake and Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Frederico Ferreira Pedroso, Joel Teo, Erica Seville, Sonia Giovanazzi, John Vargo.
Input Paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015


Industry sector recovery following the Canterbury earthquakes

H. Kachali, Z. Whitman, JR. StevensonJ. Vargo, E. Seville and T. Wilson.
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 12, June 2015, Pages 42–52


Resilience and Recovery: Business Behaviour Following the Canterbury Earthquakes

E. Seville, J.R. Stevenson, J. Vargo, C. Brown, S. Giovinazzi.
NIST Workshop on the Economics of Community Disaster Resilience, 29-30 April 2015, Washington DC.


Primer in Resiliency: Seven Principles for Managing the Unexpected

Erica Seville, Debbie Van Opstal, John Vargo.
Global Business and Organizational Excellence.  March/April 2015.  DOI: 10.1002/joe.21600.  (we are unable to post a copy of this article online, but if you would like a copy, please contact us)


Knowledge management and tourism recovery (de)marketing: The Christchurch earthquakes 2010-2011

C. Orchiston & J. Higham.
Taylor and Francis Online (2014).


Conceptualising Adaptive Resilience using Grounded Theory

V. Nilakant, B. Walker, K. van Heugten, R. Baird and H. de Vries.
New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 39(1): 79-86 (2014).


Factors influencing Impacts on and recovery trends of organisations: Evidence from the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquakes

Charlotte Brown, Joanne R. Stevenson, Sonia Giovinazzi, Erica Seville, John Vargo
International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (2014)


Engineering decisions: Information, knowledge and understanding

Colin B. Brown, David G. Elms.
Structural Safety, Volume 52, Part A, January 2015, Pages 66-77.


Regional and sub-sector impacts of Canterbury earthquake sequence for tourism businesses

C. Orchiston,  E. Seville  and J. Vargo.
Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Vol 29, No. 4, October 2014. (published version)


Engineering decisions: framework, process and concerns.

C. B. Brown and D. G. Elms.
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems 2013; 30 (3-4):175-198. (published version).


Professional decisions: the central role of models.

D. G. Elms and C. B. Brown.
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems 2013; 29 (3):165-175. (published version).


Professional decisions: responsibilities.

D. G. Elms and C. B. Brown.
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems 2013; 29 (3):176-190. (published version).


Intuitive decisions and heuristics: an alternative rationality

D. G. Elms and C. B. Brown.
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems 2013; 30 (3-4):274-284. (published version).


Transforming Governance: How National Policies and Organizations for Managing Disaster Recovery Evolved Following the 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes.

Laurie A. Johnson, and Ljubica Mamula-Seadon.
Earthquake Spectra, Volume 30, No. 1, pages 577–605, February 2014.


Organizational Networks and Recovery Following the Canterbury Earthquakes

J. R. Stevenson,  Y. Chang-Richards, D. Conradson, S. Wilkinson, J. Vargo, E. Seville, and D. Brunsdon,

Earthquake Spectra, Volume 30, No. 1, pages 555–575, February 2014. 


Re-conceptualising "Building Back Better" to Improve Post-Disaster Recovery

Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson,

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 7 Iss: 3.  (2014)


 Improving environmental management legislation to facilitate post-disaster reconstruction

James Olabode Bamidele Rotimi, Suzanne Wilkinson

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Vol. 5 Issue 1. (published version pre-print version)


 The Earthquake Support Subsidy for Christchurch's small and medium enterprises: Perspectives from business owners.

Ruth Fischer-Smith (2013).

Small Enterprise Research, Vol 20, Issue 1, 40-54. (published version  preprint version)


 Urban Disaster Recovery in Christchurch: The Central Business District Cordon and Other Critical Decisions.

Stephanie E. Chang, Josh E. Taylor, Kenneth J. Elwood, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon, and Mikaël Gartner (2014).

Earthquake Spectra. doi: 10.1193/022413EQS050M (published versionpre-print version)


 Organisational resilience following the Darfield earthquake of 2010

Zachary Whitman, Joanne Stevenson, Hlekiwe Kachali, Erica Seville, John Vargo, and Thomas Wilson (2014).

Disasters, 38: 148–177. doi: 10.1111/disa.12036 (published version, pre-print version)


Organisational Resilience to Natural Disasters: New Zealand's experience. (English translation)

Alice Chang-Richards, John Vargo, Erica Seville

China Policy Review, Volume 10 – 2013, pp 117 – 119.


 Build Back Better: Lessons from Sri Lanka's recovery from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. 

Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson. 

International Journal of Architectural Research.  Archnet-IJAR, Volume 7 - Issue 3 - November 2013 - (108-121) - Special Issue.


Leading in a Post-disaster Setting: Guidance for Human Resource Practitioners

Venkataraman Nilakant, Bernard Walker, Kylie Rochford and Kate van Heugten

New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 38(1):1-14


Rural organizational impacts, mitigation strategies, and resilience to the 2010 Darfield earthquake, New Zealand. (pre-print version

Z. R. Whitman, T. M. Wilson, E. Seville, J. Vargo, J. R. Stevenson, H. Kachali, J. Cole. 

Natural Hazards, 2013, DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0782-z.


Insurance in the tourism sector after the Canterbury earthquakes

Orchiston, C., Vargo, J., Seville, E., (2013),

Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF), Vol. 35, Iss. No 4.


Build Back Better principles for post-disaster structural improvements

Sandeeka Mannakkara, Suzanne Wilkinson,

Structural Survey, Vol. 31 Iss: 4, (2013) pp.314 – 327 (published version, pre-print version)


Short-Form version of the Benchmark Resilience Tool (BRT-53)

Z.R. Whitman, H. Kachali, D. Roger, J. Vargo, E. Seville

Measuring Business Excellence, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp3-14. 2013. (published version,  pre-print version)


Resource challenges for housing reconstruction: A longitudinal study of the Australian bushfires (pre-print version)

Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville

Disaster Prevention and Management, Vol 22, Issue 2, 2013 


Developing a Tool to Measure and Compare Organizations’ Resilience

Nat. Hazards Rev., 10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000075, 29-41.


Tourism Resilience and Recovery after the Canterbury Earthquakes.

Orchiston, C., Seville, E., & Vargo, J.

APEC SME Crisis Monitor, Issue 8, December 2012. (published version)


 The Canterbury Earthquakes: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction Organisations.

Chang-Richards, A.Y., Seville, E., Wilkinson, S., Brunsdon,D.

APEC SME Monitor, Issue 6, October 2012, pp 6-10. (published version)


 The Canterbury Earthquakes: System Dynamics of Sectoral Recovery.

Kachali, H., Seville, E., & Vargo, J.

APEC SME Monitor, Issue 5, September 2012, p 4-7. (published version)


 The Canterbury Earthquakes: Impacts on Farming Organisations.

Whitman, Z., Seville, E., Wilson, T., & Vargo, J.

APEC SME Monitor, Issue 4, August 2012, p 5-10. (published version)


 The Canterbury Earthquakes: Challenges and Opportunities for Central Business District Organisations.

Stevenson, J., Seville, E., & Vargo, J.

APEC SME Monitor, Issue 2, June 2012, p 3-7. (published version)


The Canterbury Earthquake Series: Business Impacts Overview.

 Stevenson, J., Seville, E., & Vargo, J. 

APEC SME Monitor, Issue 1, May 2012,  p 6-9. (published version)


Enhancing Organizations' Adaptive Capacity and Resilience through Effective Decision Making in the Recovery Phase

Dean Myburgh, Chris Webb, Erica Seville

The Business Continuity and Resiliency Journal, Q4 2012, pages 3-19.


Organisational Resilience and Recovery for Canterbury Organisations after the 4 September 2010 Earthquake

Kachali H., Stevenson J.R, Whitman Z., Seville E., Vargo J. & Wilson T

The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, Volume : 2012-1.


The health and environmental impacts of the June 2011 Puyehue-Cordón Caulle volcanic complex eruption: a report on the findings of a multidisciplinary team investigation

Wilson, T.M., Stewart, C., Bickerton, H., Baxter, P.J., Outes, V., Villarosa, G., Rovere, E.

In press , GNS Science Report 2012/20, 99 p.


Short- and long-term evacuation of people and livestock during a volcanic crisis: lessons from the 1991 eruption of Volcán Hudson, Chile

Wilson, T., Cole, J., Johnston, D., Cronin, S., Stewart, C. and Dantas, A.

Journal of Applied Volcanology, 1, 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2191-5040-1-2


Build Back Better – Implementation in Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction

Mannakarra, S, Wilkinson S, (2012)

Disasters: the journal of disaster studies, policy and management (in Press)


Resourcing for post-disaster reconstruction: a comparative study of Indonesia and China

Chang, Y., S. Wilkinson, R. Potangaroa and E. Seville (2012).

Disaster Prevention and Management 21(1): 7-21.


An integrated approach: managing resources for post-disaster reconstruction ( pre-print version)

Chang, Y., Wilkinson, S., Brunsdon d., Seville, E., & Potangaroa, R. (2011).

Disasters: the journal of disaster studies, policy and management, 35(4), 739-769


Identifying factors affecting resource availability for post-disaster reconstruction: a case study in China ( pre-print version)

Chang, Y., Wilkinson, S., Potangaroa, R., & Seville, E. (2011).

Construction Management and Economics, 29(1), 37-48


Structural Engineers and Post Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learnt From Haiti

Potangaroa R.

Human Ecology Journal, 2011. Issue No. 24 Published by: Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (CHEC) Church House Newton Road London W2 5LS United Kingdom pg 35-39.


The Management of Portable Toilets in the Eastern Suburbs of Christchurch after the February 22, 2011 Earthquake

Potangaroa, R., Wilkinson, S., Zare, M., & Steinfort, P.

Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, 2011, 2 (Special Issue - A Focus on the Canterbury Earthquakes), 39-48.


Organisational resilience and recovery from the 4 September 2010 Darfield earthquake: preliminary impact and organisational performance analysis

Whitman, Z., Stevenson, J. R., Kachali, H., Seville, E., Vargo, J., & Wilson, T. (2011).

Disasters, Accepted


Animal welfare impact following the 4 September 2010 Canterbury earthquake: a preliminary report

Glassey, S. and Wilson, T.M.

Australasian Journal of Trauma and Disaster Studies, 2011-2 (Special Issue: A Focus on the Canterbury Earthquake), 49-59.  


Lifelines Performance and Management Following the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, New Zealand: Highlights of Resilience

Sonia Giovinazzi, Thomas Wilson, Craig Davis, Daniel Bristow, Max Gallagher, Alistair Schofield, Marlene Villemure, John Eidinger, Alex Tang

Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 4, December 2011


Crisis Strategic Planning for SMEs: Finding the Silver Lining ( pre-print version)

John Vargo and Erica Seville

International Journal of Production Research - Creating Resilient SMEs special issue, Vol 49, Issue 18, Sept 2011, pp 5619-5635.


Preliminary Observations of the Impacts the 22 February Christchurch Earthquake on Organisations and the Economy: A Report from the Field (22 February - 22 March 2011)

Joanne Stevenson, Hlekiwe Kachali, Zachary Whitman, Erica Seville, John Vargo, Thomas Wilson
New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Bulletin Vol. 44, No. 2, June 2011, pp65-76.


Disaster Waste Management: A review Article 

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville

Waste Management, Vol 30 (2011) 1085-1098.


Resourcing for post-disaster reconstruction: A longitudinal case study following the earthquake in China

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville
In Book Reconstructing for Resilience: Strategies for building sustainable communities after a disaster. Edited by D. Amaratunga and R. Haigh, London, Wiley-Blackwell. (2010)


Resourcing for a resilient post-disaster reconstruction environment

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment 1(1): 65-83, 2010.


Resourcing challenges for post-disaster housing reconstruction: A comparative analysis

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville
Building Research and Information 38(3): 247-264, 2010


Waste management as a 'Lifeline'? A New Zealand case study analysis

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville
International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 2010. Vol. 1 No. 2, pp.192-206.


Interpreting resourcing bottlenecks of post-Wenchuan earthquake reconstruction in China

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville
International Journal of Strategic Property Management 14: 314-331, 2010


Donor-driven resource procurement for post-disaster reconstruction: Constraints and actions

Yan Chang, Suzanne Wilkinson, Regan Potangaroa, Erica Seville
Habitat International 35(2): 199-205, 2010.


Measuring and Comparing Organisational Resilience in Auckland

Amy Stephenson, John Vargo, Erica Seville
The Australian Journal of Emergency Managment, Volume 25, No 2, pp 27 - 32


Organizational Operations Planning and Decision-Making During Extreme Events: The New Zealand State Highway Organizations Case

Fred Ferreira, Andre Dantas, Erica Seville, Sonia Giovinazzi
89th TRB Annual Meeting: Investing in Our Transportation Future – BOLD Ideas to Meet BIG Challenges.Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 2010. (paper) (poster)


Extreme Events Decision Making in Transport Networks: A Holistic Approach Using Emergency Scenarios and Decision Making Theory

Fred Ferreira, Andre Dantas, Erica Seville, Sonia Giovinazzi
Proceedings of the 8th EASTS Conference: Enhancing Transportation Infrastructure and Services in Rapid Regional Growth. 16th to 19th November 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.


Livestock Evacuation Or Not: An Emergency Response Assessment of Natural Disasters

Tom Wilson, Andre Dantas, Jim Cole
Proceedings of the 8th EASTS Conference: Enhancing Transportation Infrastructure and Services in Rapid Regional Growth. 16th to 19th November 2009, Surabaya, Indonesia.


Legislation for effective post-disaster reconstruction

James Rotimi, Suzanne Wilkinson, Kelvin Zuo and Dean Myburgh
International Journal of Strategic Property Management. 2009. Vol.13 No.2, pp. 143-152


A project management perspective in achieving a sustainable supply chain for timber procurement in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Kelvin Zuo, Regan Potangaroa, Suzanne Wilkinson, James Rotimi
International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2009, pp. 386-400


Resource Management Act: Simplifying and Streamlining Amendment Bill

Submission prepared by Resilient Organisations, 2009


Empowerment and Capacity Building: Recovery Lessons from An Earthquake in China

Yan Chang, Regan Potangaroa, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville and Kelvin Zuo
Tephra, Vol 22 pp 38 - 41. 2009. Community Resilience Special Issue


Resilience: Great concept but what does it mean for organisations?

Erica Seville
Tephra, Vol 22 pp 9 - 15. 2009. Community Resilience Special Issue


Resilience: Great Concept but What Does it Mean? Briefing Paper

Erica Seville
Council on Competitiveness - Risk Intelligence and Resilience Workshop,
November 2008, Wilmington, USA.


Modelling livestock evacuation following a volcanic eruption: an example from Taranaki volcano, New Zealand

Thomas Wilson, Andre Dantas, Jim Cole
New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 2009, Vol. 52:99–110


Identifying Resilience in those Affected by the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake

Regan Potangaroa, Menjun Wang, and Yan Chang,
Engineering Management Forum 2008. Erduosi, China


Organisational Resilience: Researching the reality of New Zealand Organisations

Erica Seville, Andre Dantas, Jason Le Masurier, John Vargo, David Brunsdon, Suzanne Wilkinson
Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 258-266, April 2008.


Facilitated Process for Improving Organizational Resilience

Sonia McManus, Erica Seville, John Vargo, David Brunsdon
Natural Hazards Review, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp81-90.


The Building Act and reconstruction programmes in New Zealand: Matters arising

Rotimi, J.O.B., Wilkinson, S., Myburgh, D. and Zuo, K. 
Building Abroad Conference on procurement of construction and reconstruction projects in the international context.
Organised by the IF Research Group, Universite de Montreal, Canada. 23-25 October 2008.  Pp. 373-383.


Proceedings of a Workshop on Emergency Management and Social Science Disaster Research in New Zealand

Bruce Glavovic, Kathryn Jones, David Johnston (editors)
Te Papa, Wellington, 6th December 2007


Information Sharing During Emergency Response and Recovery: A framework for road organizations

Andre Dantas, Erica Seville, Dharmista Gohil
Transportation Research Record, Volume 2022/2007, pg 22-28.


Organisational Issues in Implementing an Information Sharing Framework: Lessons from the Matata flooding events in New Zealand

 

André Dantas and Erica Seville (nee Dalziell)
Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management 14.1 (2006): 38-52.


Survey of Impacts on the Andaman Coast, Southern Thailand following the Great Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake and Tsunami of December 26, 2004

Robert Bell, Hugh Cowan, Erica Dalziell, Noel Evans, Mike O’Leary, Bernie Rush, Lawrence Yule. (2005) Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Vol 38, No.3, September 2005.
This paper can be downloaded for free at the NZSEE website


Resilience, Vulnerability, and Adaptive Capacity: Implications for System Performance

Dalziell, E.P., McManus, S.T. (2004)
Implications for System Performance. 1st International Forum for Engineering Decision Making (IFED), Stoos, Switzerland: 5-8 Dec 2004.


The Development of a Contractual Framework for Disaster Reconstruction

Suzanne Wilkinson, Sunil Gupta, Jason Le Masurier.