Factors Influencing Interorganizational Collaboration within a Disaster Relief Context

Mohammad Moshtari, Paulo Goncalves

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Despite the need for inter-organizational collaboration within a humanitarian setting in recent years, there are a considerable number of challenges to efficient collaboration among humanitarian organizations (HOs) operating after natural disasters. Up to this point, scholars have explored the inhibitors and drivers of collaboration in a number of papers and reports that have primarily served to provide a list of factors that influence collaboration within a disaster relief context. Since each list is partial or limited, we conducted this meta-study to advance and frame knowledge on collaboration among HOs, to trace the gap of the literature and to initiate further studies on this topic. Our systematic literature review proposes a categorization of the factors influencing collaboration among HOs. It contains three clusters of factors: (1) contextual factors; (2) inter-organizational factors; and (3) inner-organizational factors. In the last section, we elaborate on opportunities for future research on collaboration among HOs.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1673–1694
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 29.07.2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed


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