Editorial for special issue on: humanitarian operations management

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Over the past decades, there has been increasing interest in studying humanitarian operations management. The mismatch between global humanitarian needs and the resources available, together with chronic vulnerability in many parts of the world, continues to have a direct bearing on the lives of millions of people in need of assistance. It also means that donors have to re-double their efforts to respond to disasters in a more efficient and effective manner. International humanitarian organizations (IHOs) often deal with a mix of disaster response and development programmes simultaneously. This operational mix entails disaster cycle management challenges such as project and programme planning of multi-objective global logistics, balancing earmarked donations for disaster response with budget needs for development programmes, and determining the push-pull boundaries in the supply chain, particularly with the increase in cash transfer programmes. The main purpose of this special issue is to report on research in humanitarian operations management. This special issue attempts to explore and examine the above topical issues at strategic, operational and technical levels.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalProduction Planning and Control
Issue number14
Pages (from-to)1127-1129
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 26.10.2018
MoE publication typeB1 Journal article


  • 512 Business and Management
  • Humanitarian operations
  • logistics
  • resilience
  • service operations
  • modelling
  • supply chain management


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