Humanitarian Logistics

Cross-Sector Cooperation in Disaster Relief Management

  • Alessandra Cozzolino

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Business book series (BRIEFSBUSINESS)

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About this book


Following the recent dramatic rise in both natural and man-made disasters, humanitarian logistics has received increasing interest from both logistics researchers and practitioners. Provided that logistics operations in the emergency response are effective and efficient, the impact of disasters on affected populations can be drastically reduced. Relief operations involve many different actors operating in complex relationships so as to effectively and efficiently meet the various challenges of preparing for and responding to disasters. In some very recent studies, inter-organizational interactions have emerged among these various actors as an interesting area of development. More research would seem to be required to move from inter-agency coordination to cross-sector cooperation among humanitarian organizations and companies, with a special focus on logistics companies. This book focuses on one specific open question: in logistics and supply chain management, what are the cross-learning opportunities for both the businesses and humanitarian organizations that cooperate in disaster relief through partnership agreements? In terms of the available academic literature and management practice, this subject is still a poorly explored research area, and so the present study is one of the first attempts to thoroughly investigate the issue.


Crosslearning opportunities Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Logistics service providers Profit- and not-for-profit organizations Relationship building

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Cozzolino
    • 1
  1. 1.Facoltà di Economia, Dipartimento di ManagementSapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30185-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30186-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5482
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5490
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