Public defense of doctoral thesis: Mikel Dominguez Cainzos (FSV)

Mikel Dominguez Cainzos will defend his PhD degree at Nord University, Faculty of Social Sciences.

Start date:

02 November 2021 10:15

End date:

02 November 2021 15:30

Location:

Auditorium Knut Hamsun (A1), Bodø
Mikel Dominguez Cainzos will defend his PhD degree at Nord University
PhD candidate Mikel Dominguez Cainzos​.

The title of the th​esis is:​​​​​

Collaboration between first responders: A look into the dynamics of small-scale emergency response operations

Topic trial lecture:

Discuss how different forms of trust can have impact on cooperation and collaborative relationships

Time for trial lecture: 10:15 – 11:15
Time for public defense: 12:15 – 15:30
Place: Auditorium Knut Hamsun (A1), Bodø
Chair of defense: Professor Berit Skorstad

Adjudication Committee: 

  • ​Professor Roine Johansson, Mittuniversitetet (first opponent)
  • Associate professor Frank Holen, UIT Norges arktiske universitet (second opponent)
  • Associate professor Ingrid Fylling, Nord University (coordinator) 

Supervisors: 

  • Main supervisor: Associate professor Per Harald Rødvei, Nord University 
  • Co-supervisor: Trond Bliksvær, Nordlandsforskning  

You may request a pdf of the thesis by sending an email to ​ mathilde.d.ottesen@nord.no.​

Summery of the thesis:

Emergencies are characterized as dynamic and complex situations where, most often, different organizations have to collaborate in order to address them successfully. 

The driving force of this dissertation has been identifying the factors that have the potential to influence collaboration and to investigate how the causal force is transmitted. Data retrieved through a systematic literature review, a survey and semi-structured interviews were used for this purpose. 

Through the review of the literature on the field of emergency management, factors with the potential to affect collaboration were identified. The analysis of the survey data highlighted two of them. Namely, trust and previous contact. Following these results, the thesis presents two causal mechanisms that connect trust and previous contact to collaboration. These mechanisms were tested with the help of interviews. 

In addition, this dissertation offers two further contributions. The first revolves around the idea of the concept of collaboration and the dangers of conceptual stretching. The second relates to the debate regarding the differences between large scale emergencies and small-scale emergencies. This last contribution is of special interest for practitioners.

Start date:

02 November 2021 10:15

End date:

02 November 2021 15:30

Location:

Auditorium Knut Hamsun (A1), Bodø