Quotation Kunz, Nathan, Reiner, Gerald. 2012. The ambivalent role of governments in humanitarian supply chains. In 17th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Hrsg. 17th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Ed. Robert Grubbström, Hans Hinterhuber, 1-10. Innsbruck: None.


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Humanitarian supply chains aim to deliver food and medicines to victims of natural or man-made disasters. Through a multiple case study research among four Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), we analyze the impact of import barriers imposed by governments on humanitarian supply chains. We find that, in the short term, import barriers have negative impacts on the performance of humanitarian logistics operations, and in the end, on beneficiaries, because they can create important delays and additional costs. However, we also find that in the long term, these barriers can have positive effects on the sustainability of humanitarian aid and the country’s economy, as they encourage NGOs to increase their local sourcing.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title The ambivalent role of governments in humanitarian supply chains
Title of whole publication 17th International Working Seminar on Production Economics
Editor 17th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Ed. Robert Grubbström, Hans Hinterhuber
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Location Innsbruck
Year 2012
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Reiner, Gerald (Details)
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Kunz, Nathan (University of North Florida, United States/USA)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1133 Computer-aided simulation (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5316 Industrial management (Details)
5326 Production research (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5365 Quality management (Details)
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