On May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, leaving behind 161 fatalities and $2.8 billion in economic impacts. This case study research design used in-depth semi-structured, one-on-one interviews and a qualitative design and analysis to examine the economic recovery following the disaster. It also formed the foundation for future research on the impact of interdisciplinary teams, specifically disaster emergency management and social work in disaster recovery.
Richmond, Joseph and Knight, Cheryl
"Partnerships and Collaboration: Working Together to Build and Achieve Disaster Recovery,"
Journal of Global Awareness: Vol. 2:
2, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jga/vol2/iss2/8