From linearity to complexity: Emergent characteristics of the 2006 Avian Influenza Response System in Turkey

Celik S., Corbacioglu S.

SAFETY SCIENCE, vol.90, pp.5-13, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ssci.2016.01.006
  • Journal Name: SAFETY SCIENCE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5-13
  • Keywords: Disaster management, Inter-organizational coordination, H5N1 Avian Influenza virus, Network analysis, COLLECTIVE ACTION, RESILIENCE
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This paper examines inter-organizational coordination to diminish local communities' vulnerability to the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus. Avian Influenza caused an important health crisis in Turkey in early 2006. It was a significant threat to both human and animal health for Turkey and the rest of the world. The present study analyzed the 2006 Turkish disaster response to the H5N1 Avian Influenza virus.