How does the owner affect the operation of rescue services

Riitta Molarius

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    Pfeffer and Salanick (1978) offered the resource dependence theory which notes that no organizations are entirely independent of others as they nevertheless also need resources to operate; such as money, material, labour and knowledge, which are typically under some other organizations power. All organizations are dependent on external actors and it is clearly necessary to co-operate with resource-controlling organizations. Resource dependence is generally not discussed in association with public organizations, as their resources derive from public taxes. Such discussions may, however, be necessary if; and when; the "owner" of a public organization changes. The history of rescue services and fire brigades in Finland shows that the rescue operations are dependent on the owner of the resources.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event3rd European Regional Safe Community Conference, EuroSafe 2012: Safety - Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow - Falköping, Sweden
    Duration: 4 Jun 20125 Jun 2012


    Conference3rd European Regional Safe Community Conference, EuroSafe 2012


    • rescue services
    • resource dependence


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