Online from: 2011
Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management
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|Title:||Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management: the start of a new journal|
|Author(s):||Gyöngyi Kovács, (Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute), and the Department of Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland), Karen M. Spens, (Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) and the Department of Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography, Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland)|
|Citation:||Gyöngyi Kovács, Karen M. Spens, (2011) "Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management: the start of a new journal", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1 Iss: 1, pp.5 - 14|
|Keywords:||Humanitarian logistics, Research work, Serials, Supply chain management|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20426741111123041 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the field of humanitarian logistics and supply chain management and outline the scope of the new
Design/methodology/approach – Results from an e-mail survey with editorial board members are presented. The survey is used to further shape the scope of
Findings – The journal draws on a variety of research streams in humanitarian logistics. This is seen as its richness but also as a challenge.
Research limitations/implications – Humanitarian logistics is an emerging field. There is still a lack of good empirical research and research with rigor as well as relevance. More research needs to be done in developing countries and by researchers from these.
Practical implications – Even though there has been collaboration between humanitarian and commercial organizations, there is also a need to establish humanitarian-academic partnerships to improve training, education, as well as research – which should ultimately manifest itself in an improvement of practice.
Social implications – Humanitarian logistics research needs to rediscover its aim to serve beneficiaries.
Originality/value – This paper is an introduction to the inaugural issue of a new journal,