International Journal of Research Studies in Management
CollabWritive Special Issue
2023 Volume 11 Issue 11
Available Online: 10 November 2023
Graduate School, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Philippines
Tamayo, Ma. Rosario B.
Graduate School, Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Philippines (email@example.com)
Nanjing, a critical transportation hub and leader in the Nanjing metropolitan area, faces the litmus test of neighboring cities’ emergency response capabilities when dealing with a pandemic outbreak. To address this, the study draws on crisis management and public governance theory, spanning the COVID-19 pandemic events in Nanjing from early 2020 to the end of 2022. Employing documentary analysis, case studies, and questionnaire surveys, the research aims to unearth challenges and deficiencies in Nanjing’s public health crisis responses, pinpoint their causes, and lay the groundwork for an optimized emergency response mechanism. The study identifies several areas of concern, including weak public health governance, inadequate emergency reserves, a lack of regional collaborative governance, ineffective multi-stakeholder coordination, struggles in establishing a robust big data platform for public health, and limited participation by various entities in collaborative governance. In response, it recommends a proactive prevention approach as the foundational concept. It proposes the development of a top-down regional collaborative governance mechanism, a prioritized management system for dispatch and command, and scientific urban emergency resource planning. Furthermore, it advocates for the rapid creation of a comprehensive big data platform, encouraging effective interaction for diversified governance. By incorporating these foundational elements, local governments can create comprehensive measures covering capacity, strategy, systems, and monitoring. This will enhance their responsiveness to public health emergencies and overall emergency response capabilities, ensuring the well-being and stability of the region.
Keywords: local government, public health emergencies, emergency management, crisis management
Cite this article:
Li, Y., & Tamayo, M. R. B. (2023). Local government response during the COVID-19 pandemic in one city in the Peoples Republic of China. International Journal of Research Studies in Management, 11(11), 111-121. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsm.2023.1141
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