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Agent-based modeling and simulation to assess flood preparedness and recovery of manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises

Graham Coates, Chunhui Li, Sangaralingam Ahilan, Nigel Wright, Meshal Alharbi
2019 Engineering applications of artificial intelligence  
Also, we thank colleagues from the universities of Sheffield, Kingston and the West of England who kindly provided the transcripts of interviews with SMEs.  ...  Manufacturing SME A business that manufactures products using raw materials, machines, and employees; it has less than 250 employees (a micro-sized SME has 1 to 9; a small-sized SME has 10 to 49; a medium-sized  ...  Flooding can be devastating to businesses, especially Small and Mediumsized Enterprises (SMEs) (G.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.engappai.2018.11.010 fatcat:zoxb33lkqvb4fb433hyv7gvgcq

INVESTIGATING THE FLOOD RESPONSIVENESS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES USING AGENT-BASED MODELLING AND SIMULATION [chapter]

G. COATES, C. LI, N. G. WRIGHT, S. AHILAN
2016 WIT Transactions on State-of-the-art in Science and Engineering  
The data used in the preliminary case study presented in this paper is unavailable due to it including data from OS MasterMap's Address Layer 2 obtained under a research agreement.  ...  The impact of flooding is arguably more acutely felt by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) due to their lack of resources, planning and organisational resilience in the face of such disruptive events  ...  Based on data obtained from the field, an agent-based model has been developed to enable the impact of potential behaviours to be assessed.  ... 
doi:10.2495/safe-v6-n3-627-635/018 fatcat:3ijt4o4wmbanzornuttwdpf62a

Investigating the flood responsiveness of small and medium enterprises using agent-based modelling and simulation

G. Coates, C. Li, N.G. Wright, S. Ahilan
2016 International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering  
This paper presents an overview of an approach taken to agent-based modelling and simulation of manufacturing SMEs experiencing a flood event, and related organisations.  ...  The effect of flooding on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) is of particular importance given this size of business represents a major component of the UK's economy.  ...  The data used in the preliminary case study presented in this paper is unavailable due to it including data from OS MasterMap's Address Layer 2 obtained under a research agreement.  ... 
doi:10.2495/safe-v6-n3-627-635 fatcat:6e5ahldidjcwhp4gwufid5ldda

Evaluating the operational resilience of small and medium-sized enterprises to flooding using a computational modelling and simulation approach: a case study of the 2007 flood in Tewkesbury

Graham Coates, Meshal Alharbi, Chunhui Li, Sangaralingam Ahilan, Nigel Wright
2020 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences  
The resilience of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to disruptive events is significant as this highly prevalent category of business forms the economic backbone in developed countries.  ...  The approach integrates flood modelling and simulation with agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) within a modelled geographical environment.  ...  transcripts from the semi-structured interviews they carried out with SMEs that have been flooded or are at risk of flooding.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rsta.2019.0210 pmid:32063170 pmcid:PMC7061973 fatcat:mqewu6qmzvcojhp7iwknvc47g4

Designing An Agent-Based Model Of Smes To Assess Flood Response Strategies And Resilience

C. Li, G. Coates, N. Johnson, M. McGuinness
2015 Zenodo  
In the UK, flooding is responsible for significant losses to the economy due to the impact on businesses, the vast majority of which are Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).  ...  This paper reports on work on how an agent-based model (ABM) is being developed based on interview data gathered from SMEs at-risk of flooding and/or have direct experience of flooding.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors thank the UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council under grant EP/K012770/1.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1337673 fatcat:j7jabzaj4rckbcxdpcc54f2pim

Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises, Organizational Resilience Capacity and Flash Floods: Insights from a Literature Review

Antonis Skouloudis, Thomas Tsalis, Ioannis Nikolaou, Konstantinos Evangelinos, Walter Leal Filho
2020 Sustainability  
In this respect, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly vulnerable to EWEs, such as flash floods, having disastrous consequences to SMEs that tend to be ill-prepared.  ...  One of the prominent concerns in the context of organizational sustainability is the impact of climate change and extreme weather events (EWEs), which create discontinuity and damages to business operations  ...  Table 2 . 2 Empirical studies assessing small and medium-sized enterprises' (SMEs) responses to EWEs/flooding stimuli.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su12187437 fatcat:ofelhlzfsrgjfodspp3nh3giqu

Farmers Perceptions about Climate Change Vulnerabilities and their Adaptation Measures in District Swat

Muhammad Suleman Bacha, Mohammad Nafees, Syed Adnan
2018 Sarhad Journal of Agriculture  
to Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).  ...  and medium enterprises in manufacturing, trade and services sectors in the affected districts.  ...  Several small and medium enterprises and home-based work and basic social service institutions have been disrupted, resulting in loss of income.  ... 
doi:10.17582/journal.sja/2018/34.2.311.326 fatcat:msmfjdeoqre5fco6y5roabh23i

Volume 11, Issue 1 | Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management | IDRiM Journal

Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management | IDRiM Journal
2022 Journal of Integrated Disaster Risk Management  
The purpose of this study is fourfold: (i) to assess the risk perception of earthquake hazards and fire hazards at the household level; (ii) to investigate the influence of demographic and socio-economic  ...  factors on the risk perception of each hazard; (iii) to investigate the preparedness for earthquake and fire hazards; and (iv) to propose planning guidelines and policy interventions for the disaster  ...  October 14(morning edition): 12 (in Japanese) The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2012) A guideline of BCP for small and medium enterprise.  ... 
doi:10.5595/001c.34242 fatcat:l5epi5rlmzgdxeox65gezmsajy

Disaster management and emerging technologies: a performance-based perspective

Carlo Vermiglio, Guido Noto, Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar, Vincenzo Zarone
2021 Meditari Accountancy Research  
different phases of the DM cycle (preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation).  ...  Simulation and disaster risk reduction are the fields of major relevance in the application of ETs to DM.  ...  deal with risks in small-and medium-sized enterprises (Verbano and Venturini, 2013) .  ... 
doi:10.1108/medar-02-2021-1206 fatcat:b75powrcbza6jo4hiagsrmol5u

Review article "Assessment of economic flood damage"

B. Merz, H. Kreibich, R. Schwarze, A. Thieken
2010 Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences  
between the relevance of damage assessments and the quality of the available models and datasets.  ...  -Assessment of flood vulnerability: elements at risk in flood-prone areas, e.g. households or communities, are variably vulnerable to floods.  ...  They show that uncertainty is particularly large for cases where only a small number of objects is flooded and for sectors with high variability, such as manufacturing.  ... 
doi:10.5194/nhess-10-1697-2010 fatcat:umj2cvtlnfe2jec7jp3olqx62m

Winter 2004

Richard A. DeVito, Jr.
2004 Journal of Emergency Management  
That, and the convergence upon the scene of too many volunteers and sightseers, had started hindering the response and recovery operations.  ...  Neal, PhD, is professor and associate director for the Institute for Emergency Preparedness at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.  ...  According to the Birmingham, MI, manufacturer, e-mail is no longer a practical medium for urgent communications because it can be easily overlooked in this era of chronic inbox overload.  ... 
doi:10.5055/jem.2004.0014 fatcat:v2a7pptplvhqxej4xlwdwwspgq

THE EUROPEAN SECURITY INDUSTRY. A RESEARCH AGENDA

Carlos Martí Sempere
2011 Defence and Peace Economics  
capability to solve the security needs of society in an efficient and effective way.  ...  Finally, it outlines ways for assessing market performance in terms of the structure-conduct-performance paradigm.  ...  The analysis should also study the supply chain of security products, its current complexity, and the role that small and medium enterprises (SME) play.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10242694.2011.542342 fatcat:uo534npbjngahb2zegpapxqmre

International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 4, No. 8, August 2009, all in one PDF file

Editor IJBM
2009 International Journal of Business and Management  
The number of small and medium sized retailers certainly tends to be large in comparison with that of large retailers simply because each individual small retailer is so small in size.  ...  But Hong Kong's retail industry remains to be dominated by small and medium sized operators.  ...  The index was developed with a base value of 100 as of January 3, 1990. Note 27. Their approach is similar to that applied by Kaul, Nimalendran, and Zhang (2004) . Note 28.  ... 
doi:10.5539/ijbm.v4n8p0 fatcat:mbrch7v3gnblxllyzxymzpe7xy

Handbook of Disaster and Emergency Management [article]

Amir Khorram-Manesh, Krzysztof Goniewicz, Attila Hertelendy, Maxim Dulebenets
2021 Zenodo  
This is the second edition of the handbook in disaster and emergency management, which was published in 2017.  ...  The current updated handbook (second edition) is more complete and has several new chapters.  ...  Acknowledgement The editors would like to thank all authors who took part in the first edition of the handbook and whose support was the foundation for the second edition.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5553076 fatcat:5zebeprw6vb5joeu4oyd4rqccy

A Modified SMO Algorithm for SVM Regression and Its Application in Quality Prediction of HP-LDPE [chapter]

Hengping Zhao, Jinshou Yu
2005 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Species Mean Chronic Value SME -Saturated Media Extract SME -Subject Matter Expert SMEs -Small and Medium Size Enterprises SMF -Standardized Monitoring Framework SM/HD -Survey Meter and  ...  Development SDA -Subsurface Disposal Area SDB -Small and Disadvantaged Business SDBE -Small and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise SDBUS -Small and Disadvantaged Utilization Specialist SDC  ... 
doi:10.1007/11539087_79 fatcat:ydvvlhkkh5grhh7r6rv66y2tia
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