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The ambivalent role of governments in humanitarian supply chains
Résumé Humanitarian supply chains aim to deliver food and medicines to victims of natural or man-made disasters. Through a multiple case study research among four Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), we analyze the impact of import barriers imposed by governments on humanitarian supply chains. We find that, in the short term, import barriers have negative impacts on the performance of humanitarian logistics operations, and in the end, on beneficiaries, because they can create important delays and additional costs. However, we also find that in the long term, these barriers can have positive effects on the sustainability of humanitarian aid and the country’s economy, as they encourage NGOs to increase their local sourcing.
   
Mots-clés Humanitarian Logistics, Import Barriers, Governments
   
Citation Kunz, N., & Reiner, G. (2012, 24 February). The ambivalent role of governments in humanitarian supply chains. Paper presented at 17th International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, AT.
   
Type Actes de congrès (Anglais)
Editeur Robert Grubbström, Hans Hinterhuber
Nom de la conférence 17th International Working Seminar on Production Economics (Innsbruck, AT)
Date de la conférence 24-2-2012
Pages 121-132
Liée au projet Performance of humanitarian logistics affected by situati...