The Relationship between Structural and Content Dimensions of Organization with Crisis Communications Preparedness

Amir Hossein Amirkhani, Ali Reza Saremi, Rahman Shahraspi


The aim of this study was investigation of the relationship between structural and content dimensions of organization with crisis communications preparedness among municipalities of Fars province. At the beginning, we extracted the effective activities in crisis communications preparedness by studying several articles. These activities include: preparation and adjustment of crisis management program, formation of crisis management team, training, and preparation of lists for fast access to the responsible people during the crisis situation and use of warning systems in the organization. A questionnaire was used to measure the attitude of the staff and municipal leaders. We used descriptive and inferential statistics for analyzing the data. In order to analyze the hypothesis we used Pearson's correlation coefficient test and ANOVA test (F). Statistical analysis indicates that there is significant relationship between structural dimensions of organization (Including: formalization, complexity, concentration and process-orientation) and structural content of organization (Including: technology, strategy, organization size and organizational culture) with crisis communications preparedness in municipalities of Fars province.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s2p54

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