Green Logistics in Temporary Organizations: A Paradox? Learnings from the Humanitarian Context

Fredrik Eng-Larsson, Diego Vega

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Abstract

It has been argued that long-term environmental initiatives make organizations more efficient because they strive to reduce resource use in various ways. In temporary organizations, however, objectives are shortterm and are prioritized over other long-term considerations. Thus, how can “green logistics” be incorporated into temporary organizations without compromising short-term objectives? By combining the literature on temporary and permanent supply networks and green logistics in the humanitarian context, findings show that five main gaps between green logistics and disaster relief can be reduced by the application of a permanent-temporary approach. Further research is suggested for its application in other temporary contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Peer-reviewed scientific journalSupply Chain Forum: An International Journal
Volume12
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)128-139
Number of pages12
ISSN1625-8312
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article - refereed

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • green logistics
  • temporary organizations
  • disaster relief
  • supply networks

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