NiTiM’s Marie Slodowska-Curie ITN Project consisted of a portfolio of related research sub-projects from multiple disciplinary backgrounds on the phenomenon of “Crisis Management Networks”.

Crisis Management Networks are formed to respond to crisis situations. They emerge and are reconfigured rapidly after a disaster. With the rapidly growing number and increasing cost of worldwide disasters this phenomenon is practically relevant and calls for novel technological and managerial solutions. At the same time it is theoretically interesting and a benign object of study because of the scale, the impact and the dynamics of crises.

There are 12 PhD candidates and 2 Post Docs involved in the project, conducting research in the following areas and at the following institutions: 

  • The governance of dynamic networks (Leiden University, COT)  
  • The dynamics and organization of humanitarian logistics (University Münster) 
  • Entrepreneurial actors in Crisis Networks (CeTIM, University BW Munich) 
  • Information Systems for collaboration and coordination in networks (La Salle, University Bw Munich, H&D) 

Further details on the project partners can be found on the About page. Find out more about the Marie Slodowska-Curie Actions Program here:


NiTiM has produced three “Handbooks on Networks in Innovation and Crisis Management; Theory and Practice in a Dynamic and Disruptive Environment“. 

Volume 1: Network Dynamics and Formation of Coalitions

Volume 2: Social Value Creation in Dynamic Networked Situations

Volume 3: Decision Making and Logistics in Dynamic Networked Situations