The Palgrave Handbook of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Gyöngyi Kovács
  • Karen Spens
  • Mohammad Moshtari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Innovative Methods - not that Much Used Yet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Natalie Simpson, Zhasmina Tacheva, Ta-Wei (Daniel) Kao
      Pages 3-39
    3. Karthik Sankaranarayanan, Jaime Andrés Castañeda, Sebastián Villa
      Pages 71-117
  3. More Established Empirical Methods

  4. Collaboration - Variety of Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Jihee Kim, Stephen Pettit, Irina Harris, Anthony Beresford
      Pages 249-277
    3. Rameshwar Dubey, Nezih Altay
      Pages 297-325
    4. Alessandra Cozzolino, Ewa Wankowicz, Enrico Massaroni
      Pages 327-355
  5. Variety of Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Graham Heaslip, Peter Tatham, Alain Vaillancourt
      Pages 395-415
    3. Graham Heaslip, Gyöngyi Kovács
      Pages 417-444
    4. Syed Tariq, Muhammad Naiman Jalil, Muhammad Adeel Zaffar
      Pages 445-487
  6. Applications - Most Typical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 489-489
    2. Laura Laguna Salvadó, Matthieu Lauras, Tina Comes, Frederick Bénaben
      Pages 491-521
    3. Marc Goerigk, Horst W. Hamacher, Sebastian Schmitt
      Pages 523-546
    4. Cécile L’Hermitte, Marcus Bowles, Peter H. Tatham, Benjamin Brooks
      Pages 591-623
  7. Conceptual, Future

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 743-747

About this book


Focusing on the specific challenges of research design and exploring the opportunities of conducting research in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management, this handbook is a significant contribution to future research. Chapters include extensive descriptions of methods used, highlighting their advantages and disadvantages, and the challenges in scoping, sampling, collecting and analysing data, as well as ensuring the quality of studies. Covering a wide variety of topics including risk and resilience and the impact of humanitarian logistics on capacity building, sustainability and the local economy, it also explores the need for scalability and co-ordination in the humanitarian network. Contributors provide important insight on future directions and offer crucial guidance for researchers conducting projects within the field.  


business logistics management supply chain supply chain management

Editors and affiliations

  • Gyöngyi Kovács
    • 1
  • Karen Spens
    • 2
  • Mohammad Moshtari
    • 3
  1. 1.Hanken School of Economics HelsinkiFinland
  2. 2.Hanken School of Economics HelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Hanken School of Economics HelsinkiFinland

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