Social business for responding to natural disasters: a post-tsunami case study in Indonesian region
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- Social Business, Social Problem, Disaster Management, Post-Tsunami
Disasters, mostly uncontrollable in nature, outbreak with devastating impacts throughout the world every year. Disasters might happen in any part of the world at any time. Though the aftermath of disasters negatively impacts all walks of life it usually creates casualties and affects the socio-economically vulnerable more severely than others. Following disasters, many volunteering organizations, government organizations and international aids collaborate to assist the overall populations affected, in particular the most disadvantaged. While these initial and immediate aid activities do certainly assuage problems for a short time, long term solutions actually depend on working with a sustainable approach, of which social business is one. In such situations, social business as an entrepreneurial tool can be a powerful strategy in alleviating the sufferings of this weaker section of the society with long term effect of ensuring sustainable development. Social business methods can be applied in various stages of a disaster management lifecycle (prior to disaster, during disaster and post-disaster operations). As in many other areas of sustainable development, social business plays a vital role for disaster management. In this paper, we present three case studies related to the impact of social business from the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Disaster management in Aceh province, Indonesia. Using a desk- research approach, we propose that social business within a disaster management context may aid the victims by promoting financial assistance in micro form at community level, increase stakeholders’ collaboration in agriculture sector, resources distribution to reach more victims and encourage more community engagement at both rural and urban settings.
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TY - JOUR AU - Teuku Aulia Geumpana AU - Mahfuz Ashraf AU - Rashadul Hasan AU - Md. Munzur Morshed AU - Md. Uzir Hossain AU - Anne Bunde-Birouste PY - 2018 DA - 2018/03/31 TI - Social business for responding to natural disasters: a post-tsunami case study in Indonesian region JO - The International Technology Management Review SP - 71 EP - 80 VL - 7 IS - 1 SN - 1835-5269 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/itmr.7.1.7 DO - 10.2991/itmr.7.1.7 ID - Geumpana2018 ER -