Research in humanitarian logistics

Robert E. Overstreet (Department of Management, College of Business, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)
Dianne Hall (Department of Management, College of Business, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)
Joe B. Hanna (Department of Management, College of Business, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)
R. Kelly Rainer, Jr (Department of Management, College of Business, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, USA)

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 2042-6747

Publication date: 21 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide future researchers with a framework for conducting research in the unique field of humanitarian logistics.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors categorized humanitarian logistics research articles. Borrowing from the theory of constraints and management information systems literature, the authors developed a framework for research.

Findings

The review of humanitarian logistics literature indicates that researchers have begun to lay the foundation for a core body of knowledge. While there is a growing body of research in humanitarian logistics, it is predominately focused on the area of planning.

Originality/value

This effort categorizes past research using elements of logistics, develops a framework for research in humanitarian logistics, and recommends areas for further research.

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Citation

Overstreet, R., Hall, D., Hanna, J. and Kelly Rainer, R. (2011), "Research in humanitarian logistics", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 114-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/20426741111158421

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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