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Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster

Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship

  • Authors
  • Virgil Henry Storr
  • Stefanie Haeffele-Balch
  • Laura E. Grube

Part of the Perspectives from Social Economics book series (PSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 1-9
  3. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 11-32
  4. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 33-50
  5. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 51-65
  6. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 67-86
  7. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 87-103
  8. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 105-121
  9. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 123-139
  10. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages 141-144
  11. Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, Laura E. Grube
    Pages E1-E1
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 145-193

About this book

Introduction

Rebounding after disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods can be daunting. Communities must have residents who can not only gain access to the resources that they need to rebuild but who can also overcome the collective action problem that characterizes post-disaster relief efforts. Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster argues that entrepreneurs, conceived broadly as individuals who recognize and act on opportunities to promote social change, fill this critical role. Using examples of recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York, the authors demonstrate how entrepreneurs promote community recovery by providing necessary goods and services, restoring and replacing disrupted social networks, and signaling that community rebound is likely and, in fact, underway. They argue that creating space for entrepreneurs to act after disasters is essential for promoting recovery and fostering resilient communities.

Keywords

disaster economics natural disasters social economics business entrepreneur Recovery Resilience Fukushima service social change social networks sociology

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