The purpose of this study is to examine how humanitarian organisation size affects inter-organisational coordination and further tested the mediating role of organisational innovativeness, self-organisation in the relationship between humanitarian organisation size and inter-organisational coordination among humanitarian organisations in Uganda.
The study is based on cross-sectional survey; data was collected from 101 humanitarian organisations. The analysis of the proposed hypotheses was done with the help of PLS-SEM using SmartPLS version 3.3.0 for professionals.
The results show that humanitarian organisation size significantly relates with inter-organisational coordination. In addition, self-organisation and organisational innovativeness play a complementary role between humanitarian organisation size and inter-organisational coordination.
The findings of this research provide useful insights into the role of humanitarian organisation size in boosting inter-organisational coordination in humanitarian relief delivery. High levels of self-organisation and organisational innovativeness not only improve inter-organisational coordination in humanitarian relief delivery but also enhance the transformation of humanitarian organisation size benefits into inter-organisational coordination.
This research is one of the few studies that investigated the effect of humanitarian organisation size and inter-organisational coordination. It also brings into the limelight the mediating role of self-organisation and organisational innovativeness between humanitarian organisation size and inter-organisational ordination in humanitarian relief delivery.
The authors are grateful to the Almighty God.Funding: The authors are grateful to the management of MUBS that awarded the student the scholarship and funding to undertake his PhD Program. This publication would not have been possible without such support.
Mutebi, H., Muhwezi, M., Ntayi, J.M. and Munene, J.C.K. (2020), "Organisation size, innovativeness, self-organisation and inter-organisational coordination", International Journal of Emergency Services, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 359-394. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJES-05-2020-0024Download as .RIS
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