Online from: 2012
Subject Area: Industry and Public Sector Management
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|Title:||Bridging the theory and practice gap in emergency services research: a case for a new journal|
|Author(s):||Paresh Wankhade, (Centre for Research in Emergency Services & Training (CREST), Hope Business School, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK), Peter Murphy, (Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK)|
|Citation:||Paresh Wankhade, Peter Murphy, (2012) "Bridging the theory and practice gap in emergency services research: a case for a new journal", International Journal of Emergency Services, Vol. 1 Iss: 1, pp.4 - 9|
|Keywords:||Emergency services, International context, Interoperability, Management, Research potential, Theory-practice divide|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20470891211239281 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide the rationale underpinning this new journal in addressing the apparent gap and fragmented nature of the emergency services research, to introduce the papers in this inaugural issue and encourage readers and potential contributors to support the
Design/methodology/approach – The paper introduces the new journal, and its intention to challenge the current “silo approach” which isolates the academic and practitioner community. It also outlines the editorial intentions for the journal, linking the theme and selected papers for the inaugural issue to the future editorial direction of the journal.
Findings – Emergency function resides with a host of agencies including the three “blue light” services (police, fire and ambulance).
Originality/value – Articulating the
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