Managing airports in non-aviation related disasters: A systematic literature review


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION, vol.31, pp.367-380, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The purpose of this review is to present the literature base of airport disaster management (ADM) for non-aviation related events. This study systematically reviews the recent literature to report ADM efforts, identify gaps for future research and determine related research questions to be addressed. In this study, Systematic Literature Review (SLR) approach proposed by Denyer and Tranfield (2009) was used. Transparency, audibility and replicability are the main objectives of this SLR. The studies which were published within the period 2007 and 2017 were reviewed. The papers were screened in the academic databases such as Wiley, Emeraldinsight, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Google scholar and Taylor & Francis. However, papers which are related to the research aim were only found in Emeraldinsight, ScienceDirect, SpringerLink and Google Scholar. Twenty-three papers were analyzed including peer reviewed articles and theses. As a result of the review, it was determined that the previous studies mainly focused on five research topics such as stakeholder collaboration, scheduling problems, medical preparedness, infrastructure planning and corporate social responsibility. The study is considered as original in the sense that it is the first systematic research that investigates disaster management for non-aviation related conditions in airport setting.