Research Reports

Resilient Organisations Research Reports: ISSN 1178-7260 (Print), ISSN 1178-7279 (Online)

Resilience & Data in New Zealand: The Data Integration and Visualisation En Masse (Dive) Platform 2016 Summary

Report prepared by Joanne R. Stevenson, John Vargo, Chris Thompson, Lucy-Jane Walsh.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2017/01, April 2017.


 

Disaster Risk Management Decision-making: Review: Full cost accounting of disaster risk management decisions

Report prepared by Nicky Smith, Charlotte Brown, Wendy Saunders.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2016/04, March 2016


Capacity and capability development of Canterbury subcontracting businesses: Features, motivating factors and obstacles

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2016/03, February 2016


Trends in resourcing and employment practice of Canterbury construction organisations

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2016/02, February 2016


Businesses and the Canterbury earthquakes: how do their experiences translate to other contexts?

T. Hatton, E. Seville, C. Brown, J. R. Stevenson
March 2016, ERI Research Report 2016/01


National Science Challenges: Resilience to Nature's Challenges Short-Term Project Deliverable 4: Multi-Capital Resilience Annotated Bibliography

Joanne R. Stevenson, Alan Kwok, Henrieta Hamilton Skurak, Alistair Davies, Tracy Hatton, Masoud Sajoudi, Mark Codling & Chris Bowie
6/2015


 

National Science Challenges: Resilience to Nature's Challenges Short-Term Project Working Paper, Delivery 1, Resilience Benchmarking & Monitoring Review

Joanne R. Stevenson, John Vargo, Vivienne Ivory, Chris Bowie & Suzanne Wilkinson
6/2015


Employee Resilience Scale (EmpRes) Measurement Properties

Katharina Näswall, Joana Kuntz , Sanna Malinen.
August 2015. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2015/04.


Developing the Business Behaviours Module within MERIT

Charlotte Brown, Erica Seville, Joanne Stevenson, Sonia Giovinazzi, John Vargo.
August 2015. ERI Research Report 2015/02.


Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Emerging issues facing subcontracting businesses

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2015/03, May 2015


Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Case studies of construction subcontractors recruitment and retention strategies

Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2015/02, April 2015


Disruption and Resilience: How Organisations coped with the Canterbury Earthquakes. 

Erica Seville, Joanne Stevenson, Charlotte Brown, Sonia Giovinazzi, John Vargo.  December 2014.
ERI Research Report 2014/002.


Bay of Plenty Lifelines Group Resilience Benchmark Report.  

Report prepared by Charlotte Brown, Erica Seville, John Vargo.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/06, September 2014


Grey District Readiness for a Major Catastrophic Event: Grey District Council. 

On behalf of the Grey District Council.
Report prepared by Ian McCahon, David Elms, Rob Dewhirst, Hlekiwe Kachali.  August 2012 


Building Natural Disaster Response Capacity: Sound workforce strategies for recovery and reconstruction. (2013).

 APEC Human Resources Development Working Group.
Report prepared by Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, Bernard Walker.   December 2013


Workforce behaviour and business responses - Case studies of construction organisations

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/05


Assisting Self-Managing Rebuilding Owners in New Zealand to Rebuild their Homes: Lessons for New Zealand from the 2009 Victoria Bush Fire Recovery.

Suzanne Wilkinson, Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/02


Provision of temporary accommodation for construction workers: Learnings from Queensland post Cyclone Larry.

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2014/01, February 2014


Employee Resilience Scale (EmpRes): Technical Report.

 Katharina Näswall, Joana Kuntz, Morgana Hodliffe, Sanna Malinen.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/06.


Effects of workers' accommodation in Christchurch.

Yan Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, David Brunsdon, Erica Seville.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/05.  May 2013.


The role of insurance in organisational recovery following the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes (Exec Summary)

Charlotte Brown, Erica Seville, John Vargo
April 2013, Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/04


Post-disaster Management of Human Resources: Learning From an Extended Crisis

Venkataraman Nilakant, Bernard Walker, Kylie Rochford
April 2013, Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/03


Resilience Framework and Guidelines for Practice

Eileen Britt, Janet Carter, David Conradson, Anne Scott, John Vargo, Hannah Moss
October 2012.  Report for the Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand. 


Myths and Realities of Reconstruction Workers' Accommodation

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon
February 2013, Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/02


Resourcing of the Canterbury rebuild: Case studies of construction organisations

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon
January 2013, Resilient Organisations Research Report 2013/01


Benchmarking Resilience: Organisational Resilience in the Australian Water Industry

John Vargo, Jessica Sullivan, David Parsons


Shut Happens: A resilience guide for small business

Tracy Hatton, John Vargo, Erica Seville
Resilient Organisations Business Resource 2012/A


Outcomes of the Canterbury Earthquake Sequence for Tourism Businesses  (Exec Summary)

Caroline Orchiston, John Vargo, Erica Seville
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/09


Learning from Christchurch: Technical Decisions and Societal Consequences in Post-Earthquake Recovery

Preliminary Research Findings August 2012
Josh E. Taylor, Stephanie E. Chang, Kenneth J. Elwood, Erica Seville, Dave Brunsdon
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/08


Improving the Resilience of SMEs: policy and practice in New Zealand

Tracy Hatton, Erica Seville, John Vargo
Report prepared as part of an APEC project on SME Resilience.  Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/12


Resilience Tested: A year and a half of 10,000 aftershocks

Erica Seville, Chris Hawker, Jacqui Lyttle.
University of Canterbury, 2012.


Resourcing Issues in Past Disaster Recoveries: Some Perspectives

Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, David Brunsdon
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/07


APEC project on SME Resilience, Resilient Organisations monthly reports

Report 1: Business Impacts Overview.  Joanne Stevenson, Erica Seville, John Vargo.  Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/03

Report 2: Challenges and Opportunities for Central Business District Organisations.Joanne Stevenson, Erica Seville, John Vargo. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/04

Report 3: Impacts on Farming Organisations. Zachary Whitman, Erica Seville, Thomas Wilson, John Vargo. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/05

Report 4: System Dynamics of Sectorial Recovery.  Hlekiwe Kachali, Erica Seville, John Vargo. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/06

Report 5: Challenges and Opportunities for Construction Organisations.  Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson, David Brunsdon. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/10

Report 6: Tourism Recover and Resiience after the Canterbury Earthquakes. Caroline Orchiston, Erica Seville, John Vargo. Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/11


APEC project on SME Resilience, Resilient Organisations research report

Improving the Resilience of SMEs: policy and practice in New Zealand
Tracy Hatton, Erica Seville, John Vargo
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/12


Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Changes and Emerging Themes

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville. June 2012
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/02


Resourcing the Canterbury Rebuild: Issues and Outlook

Alice Chang-Richards, Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville. April 2012
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2012/01


The Recovery of Canterbury's Organisations: A comparative analysis of the 4 September 2010, 22 February and 13 June 2011 earthquakes

Joanne Stevenson, John Vargo, Erica Seville, Hlekiwe Kachali, Amy McNaughton, Felicity Powell
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2011/04


Impact assessment of the May 2010 eruption of Pacaya volcano, Guatemala

Wardman, J., Sword-Daniels, V., Stewart, C. and Wilson, T.
GNS Science Report 2012/09, 99 p.


Infrastructure impacts, management and adaptations to eruptions at Volcán Tungurahua, Ecuador, 1999-2010

Sword-Daniels, V.; Wardman, J.; Stewart, C.; Wilson, T.; Johnston, D. and Rossetto, T.
GNS Science Report 2011/24. 73 p.


Treatment of volcanic ash-contaminated surface waters through the optimisation of physical and chemical processes

White, J.; Stewart, C.; Wareham, D. and Wilson, T.
GNS Science Report SR 2011/35. 34 p.


Post-Disaster Organisational Recovery in a Central Business District Context:The 2010 & 2011 Canterbury Earthquakes

Joanne Stevenson, Erica Seville, Hlekiwe Kachali, John Vargo, Zachary Whitman
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2011/03


A Successful Christchurch Recovery: Articulating the vision and identifying tipping points.

In May 2011, the Resilient Organisations research programme held a two day Resilience Retreat high in the hills of Banks Peninsula to bring together a group of thought-leaders to share and debate resilience issues and strategies related to the Christchurch recovery. One of our sessions set the participants the challenge of articulating the vision for two key elements of the overall recovery: the Christchurch rebuild and the economic recovery.
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2011/02


Shaken but not Stirred: A University's Resilience in the Face of Adversity - the 4th September 2010 Earthquake

Erica Seville, Chris Hawker, Jacqui Lyttle.
University of Canterbury, April 2011.


Preliminary Observations of the Impacts the 22 February Christchurch Earthquake on Organisations and the Economy: A Report from the Field

Joanne Stevenson, Hlekiwe Kachali, Zachary Whitman, Erica Seville, John Vargo, Thomas Wilson
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2011/01


Benchmarking the readiness of road controlling authorities to meet their obligations under the Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Act 2002

A. Dantas and S. Giovinazzi
New Zealand Transport Agency research report 409 2010/10


Preliminary Results from Organisational Resilience and Recovery Study December 2010

Hlekiwe Kachali, Joanne Stevenson, Zach Whitman, Erica Seville, John Vargo, Tom Wilson
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/05


Disaster Waste Management Case Study: 2009 Victorian Bushfires, Australia

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/04


Benchmark Resilience: A study of the resilience of organisations in the Auckland Region

Amy Stephenson, Erica Seville, John Vargo, Derek Roger
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/03b - updated version.


A Diagnosis of State Highway Organisations’ Decision-Making during Extreme Emergency Events

Andre Dantas, Sonia Giovinazzi, Erica Seville, Frederico Ferreira
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/02.


Discussion paper: Should Waste Management be Considered a Lifeline in New Zealand?

Charlotte Brown, Mark Milke, Erica Seville
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2010/01.


Resilience Retreat: Current and future resilience issues

Erica Seville, Tony Fenwick, Dave Brunsdon, Dean Myburgh, Sonia Giovinazzi, John Vargo
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2009/05.


Reducing the Impact of Organisational Silos on Resilience

Tony Fenwick, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2009/01. (PDF, 330kB)


Summary of Learnings from the 4th International i-Rec Conference: Building resilience - achieving effective post-disaster reconstruction

Dean Myburgh , Erica Seville, Suzanne Wilkinson 
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2008/02. (PDF, 300kB)


Post Disaster Reconstruction Research: An Industry Update

Dean Myburgh , Suzanne Wilkinson, Erica Seville 
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2008/01. (PDF, 300kB)


Resilience Management: A framework for assessing and improving the resilience of Organisations

Sonia McManus, Erica Seville, David Brunsdon, John Vargo
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2007/01. (PDF, 1MB)


Building Organisational Resilience: A summary of key research findings

Erica Seville, David Brunsdon, Andre Dantas, Jason Le Masurier, Suzanne Wilkinson, John Vargo
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2006/04. (PDF, 168K)


Barriers to Post Disaster Reconstruction: Report on Workshop

Jason Le Masurier, Suzanne Wilkinson
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2006/03. (PDF, 176K)


Information Sharing During Disasters: Can we do it better?

Andre Dantas, Erica Seville and Alan Nicholson
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2006/02. (PDF, 1.7 Mb)


International Reconstruction Experience: Study Tours to USA and Japan

Jason Le Masurier
Resilient Organisations Research Report 2006/01. (PDF, 224kB)