Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations

March 30, 2019|
Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations by Christopher W. Zobel
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This volume provides a survey of current research problems and results in humanitarian operations research. Additionally, it discusses existing applications of humanitarian operations research, and considers new research efforts that clearly extend existing research and applications. The book is divided into three sections that provide an overview of the subject, a look at the theory, and an examination of applications.

The overview section presents chapters on modeling approaches and metrics to evaluate nonprofit operations; chief findings of fieldwork research in disaster response logistics; the use of cash as a form of relief; and measuring markets that supply cash-based humanitarian interventions.

The theory section includes chapters that examine the partner proliferation problem in disaster response networks; a case study of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian culture informs change adoption; and a look at the current state of the art for information visibility in humanitarian operations.

Finally, the application section focuses on blood products, vaccines, and food assistance, with individual chapters on efficient inventorying and distribution of blood products during disasters; a detailed look at modeling in the context of the vaccine supply chain; a framework for achieving equity, effectiveness, and efficiency in food bank operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili

ty assessment of the resilience of a population affected by sudden lack of food.

Modeling Approaches and Metrics to Evaluate Nonprofit Operations.- Disaster Response Logistics: Chief Findings of Fieldwork Research.- Cash as a Form of Relief.- Measuring Markets that Supply Cash-Based Humanitarian Interventions.- Partner Proliferation Problem in Disaster Response Networks.- How Humanitarian Culture Informs Change Ado...
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Title:Advances in Managing Humanitarian Operations
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:283 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Shipping dimensions:283 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 in
Published:March 30, 2019
Publisher:Springer Nature
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783319796239

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