An analysis of the literature on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management: paving the way for future studies
Jabbour CJC, Sobreiro VA, Jabbour ABLdS, Souza LC, Mariano EB & Renwick DWS (2019) An analysis of the literature on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management: paving the way for future studies. Annals of Operations Research, 283, pp. 289-307. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-017-2536-x
The area of disaster management has become increasingly prominent in a context of frequent political, religious change and conflict, and within it, the field of knowledge on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management (HLSCM) has attracted attention from a variety of stakeholders, such as scholars, practitioners and policy makers. Consequently, humanitarian logistics and supply chain research has seen a significant increase in the quantity of works emerging, particularly journal articles. In this context, we aim to systematize the selected contemporary literature on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. After identifying the relevant literature on Scopus and Web of Science, we chart a systematization of this body of knowledge by applying a system of codes and classifications to it. Based on research gaps found, we propose an original research agenda for further developing the humanitarian logistics and supply chain management field, as suggested avenues for future research.
Humanitarian logistics; Humanitarian supply chain; Humanitarian operations management; Sustainable operations; Disaster relief; Sustainable supply chain
Annals of Operations Research: Volume 283
|Publication date online||23/06/2017|
|Date accepted by journal||23/06/2017|