An analysis of the determinants of recovery of businesses after a natural disaster using a multi-paradigm approach

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This study examines the recovery process of businesses in Homestead, Florida after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The goal of this study was to determine which organizational characteristics were useful in predicting the level of physical damage and the length of time to reopen for affected businesses. The organizational characteristics examined were age, size, pre-disaster gross sales, ownership of the business location, membership in the Chamber of Commerce, and property insurance. Three-hundred and fifty businesses in the area were surveyed.

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Flott, Phyllis L. December 1996.

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This study examines the recovery process of businesses in Homestead, Florida after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The goal of this study was to determine which organizational characteristics were useful in predicting the level of physical damage and the length of time to reopen for affected businesses. The organizational characteristics examined were age, size, pre-disaster gross sales, ownership of the business location, membership in the Chamber of Commerce, and property insurance. Three-hundred and fifty businesses in the area were surveyed.

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Flott, Phyllis L. An analysis of the determinants of recovery of businesses after a natural disaster using a multi-paradigm approach, thesis or dissertation, December 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935766/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .