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Government restrictions on relief supply chains
Résumé Response to catastrophic disasters often requires external assistance from international relief organizations. Literature and empirical evidence show that governments do not always welcome this assistance. Based on a multiple case study conducted among four relief organizations, we identify governmental restrictions imposed on humanitarian relief supply chains in different countries. We analyze the dependency between government characteristic and the level of restrictions. We find that the more fragile a government is, the more restrictions it imposes on relief organizations. This knowledge helps relief organizations to prepare adequately before entering a new country, by anticipating concerns and establishing trust with the government.
   
Mots-clés Humanitarian operations, Government restrictions, Case study
   
Citation Kunz, N., & Reiner, G. (2013, 11 June). Government restrictions on relief supply chains. Paper presented at 20th EurOMA Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
   
Type Actes de congrès (Anglais)
Nom de la conférence 20th EurOMA Conference (Dublin, Ireland)
Date de la conférence 11-6-2013
URL http://www.euroma2013.org
Liée au projet Performance of humanitarian logistics affected by situati...