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’Funktionen som inte uppfyllde sin funktion’ : En kvalitativ fallstudie om funktionen tjänsteman i beredskaps förutsättningar till kunskap under branden i Västmanland 2014
Swedish Defence University.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
'The function which does not fulfill its function' : A qualitative case study of feature desk officer on-call conditions to knowledge during the fire in Västmanland 2014 (English)
Abstract [en]

The forest fire in Västmanland 2014 is one of the largest crises in Swedish modern history. The management of the forest fire raised some questions about the Swedish crisis management system and in particular the function of the on-call desk officer[1], which did not work as expected. The crisis management system has some key-positions who need to posses a certain kind of knowledge. The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency recommends the government which authority should hold the position on-call desk officer. It is the on-call desk officers’ job to initiate and establish the crises management in serious crises. What happens if the desk officer on-call does not posses the knowledge that is needed to initiate and establish crisis management in a serious crisis? The aim of this study is not to assess the management of the forest fire in Västmanland. The case forest fire in Västmanland is used to investigate which level of knowledge is expected and what given prerequisites of it is to acquire the expected knowledge. The study indicates that the on-call desk officer lacked knowledge in the handling of the forest fire in Västmanland 2014. The lack of knowledge consisted of two parts, the lack of knowledge of the Swedish crisis management system, and lack of expected knowledge of forest fires.

[1] There is no formal English translation of the Swedish position: Tjänsteman i beredskap. The word on-call desk officer is the author’s own translation of the position.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 48 p.
Keyword [en]
knowledge, knowledge management, crisis management, SECI-model
Keyword [sv]
krishantering, branden i Västmanland 2014
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6583OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6583DiVA: diva2:1069511
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Political Science with focus on crisis management and security
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Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-01-29 Last updated: 2017-03-06Bibliographically approved

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