The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Editors: Kovács, Gyöngyi, Spens, Karen, Moshtari, Mohammad (Eds.)

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  • Examines and critiques existing methods for carrying out research within humanitarian logistics and supply chain management
  • Provides a model and guide for future generations of researchers studying humanitarian logistics
  • Explores case studies of disaster relief and humanitarian supply chain management in countries within Asia
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Focusing on the specific challenges of research design and exploring the opportunities of conducting research in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management, this handbook is a significant contribution to future research. Chapters include extensive descriptions of methods used, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, and the challenges in scoping, sampling, collecting and analysing data, as well as ensuring the quality of studies. Covering a wide variety of topics including risk and resilience and the impact of humanitarian logistics on capacity building, sustainability and the local economy, it also explores the need for scalability and co-ordination in the humanitarian network. Contributors provide important insight on future directions and offer crucial guidance for researchers conducting projects within the field.  

About the authors

Gyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. She is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM) and is on the editorial board of several others. She has published extensively in the area of humanitarian logistics and supply chain management and is currently supervising a number of doctoral dissertations in these fields. She led the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute), Hanken School of Economics since its establishment in 2008 until 2014.

Karen Spens is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography and the Rector (Dean) of the Hanken School of Economics. She is a founding Editor-in-Chief of  the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management (JHLSCM) and is on the editorial board of several others. She has published extensively in the areas of health care logistics, as well as humanitarian logistics and supply chain management.

Mohammad Moshtari is a postdoctoral research fellow at Hanken School of Economics. He completed his PhD programme at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Switzerland. His research area is in inter-organisational relationships within a humanitarian setting and he has published in several peer-reviewed international journals.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Social Network Analysis in the Context of Humanitarian Logistics

    Pages 3-39

    Simpson, Natalie (et al.)

  • Deploying Collaborative Management Research Approaches in Humanitarian Supply Chains: An Overview and Research Agenda

    Pages 41-70

    Sabri, Yasmine

  • Future Research in Humanitarian Operations: A Behavioral Operations Perspective

    Pages 71-117

    Sankaranarayanan, Karthik (et al.)

  • Challenges and Opportunities for Humanitarian Researchers: Dreadful Biases and Heavenly Combinations of Mixed Methods

    Pages 121-147

    Akhtar, Pervaiz

  • So Much of Research Is Context: Fieldwork Experience in Humanitarian Logistics

    Pages 149-177

    Sohn, Minchul

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Editors
  • Gyöngyi Kovács
  • Karen Spens
  • Mohammad Moshtari
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59099-2
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59099-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59098-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 747
Number of Illustrations
86 b/w illustrations
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