Innovation in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management: a systematic review

Nezih Altay*, Graham Heaslip, Gyöngyi Kovacs, Karen Spens, Peter Tatham, Alain Vaillancourt

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Sammanfattning

The COVID-19 global health crisis forced border closings, strained resources and tightened funding, forcing humanitarian organisations to innovate. This paper aims to identify gaps in the literature on innovation in humanitarian supply chains, and to develop an appropriate framework for future research through a systematic literature review. We use a systematic literature review approach and synthesise the discussion of innovation in humanitarian supply chains after reviewing 43 papers. The synthesis identifies the different contexts for and outcomes of innovation in humanitarian supply chains. Our findings indicate that research on innovation in humanitarian supply chains is an underdeveloped topic. Gaps we identified in regards to the humanitarian context are: (1) a limited discussion of the contribution by the beneficiary to the supply chain; (2) a limited discussion of reconstruction innovations; (3) a lack of study on field application for complex innovations; (4) the lack of discussion of the role of individual knowledge in humanitarian supply chain innovation and finally (5) a lack of study of position innovations where humanitarian organisations use supply chains as a way to market effectively towards donors.
OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftAnnals of Operations Research
Volym335
Sidor (från-till)965-987
ISSN0254-5330
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 04.02.2023
MoE-publikationstypA2 Översiktsartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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  • 512 Företagsekonomi

Styrkeområden och områden med hög potential (AoS och AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitär och samhällslogistik

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