Deadline: 31st August 2015

 

SPECIAL ISSUE ON CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

Humanitarian operations have received increasing attention after events like Katrina, the tsunami in Asia, cyclic floods in Latin America and Asia and endemic poverty in Africa. The challenge is how operations management may manage humanitarian systems for a quick alleviation of human suffering after natural or man-made disasters. At the same time, operations management may strengthen sustainable conditions to promote long-term development.

Therefore, this special issue aims to discuss, from a cross-functional approach, the resolution of problems and exploration of opportunities within humanitarian operations.

Conceptual papers, qualitative or quantitative analysis that reflect established and/or emerging insights in the field of humanitarian operations are invited. We welcome contributions across a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:

Emergency logistics
Disaster relief operations
Performance in humanitarian supply chains
Fleet management
Decision-making in humanitarian supply chains
Assessing risks or dealing with threats
Dialogue and working collaboration
Cross-cultural issues and their implications for humanitarian operations

Submit your work online at fgv.br/joscm/sistema
Please identify before the title with the term "special issue"




GUEST EDITORS:

Maria Besiou
Kuehne Logistics University
Germany

Susana C. F. Pereira
Fundação Getulio Vargas
Brazil