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Article
Publication date: 6 May 2014

Graham Heaslip and Elizabeth Barber

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a greater understanding of the challenges of civil military logistical cooperation, coordination and collaboration in humanitarian…

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a greater understanding of the challenges of civil military logistical cooperation, coordination and collaboration in humanitarian relief logistics.

Design/methodology/approach

Systematic literature review of academic journals.

Findings

This paper has four main findings. First, a categorisation of humanitarian logistics literature is achieved through a systematic review. Second, a classification of military involvement in humanitarian relief logistics is presented. Third, the research substantiated systematic differences in the kinds of military cooperation not only due to stage of operations but also depending upon whether the disaster is “natural” or “manmade”. Fourth, the research identifies the challenges of civil military logistical cooperation, coordination and collaboration and posits recommendations to overcome the identified challenges.

Research limitations/implications

This paper represents an exploratory study and provides the basis for further research on cooperation, coordination and collaboration between military and civilian agencies in humanitarian operations. The paper sets a research agenda for academics.

Practical implications

This paper is the first to offer practical guidance to military commanders and managers of humanitarian agencies on solutions and recommendations to overcome the challenges to civil military logistical cooperation/coordination in humanitarian operations.

Originality/value

The area of civil military logistical cooperation/coordination has received limited consideration within the humanitarian aid logistics literature to date. This paper is designed to redress this shortfall. As a result, it is hoped that it will act as a catalyst for further research and to widen and deepen the resultant debate with a view to improving the outcome for those affected by current and future disasters.

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Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-6747

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Publication date: 12 July 2011

Elizabeth Barber

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Records Management Journal, vol. 21 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1988

Stephanie Barber and Elizabeth Harbord

Newcastle University Library has been using OCLC's LS/2000 for cataloguing and an OPAC since March 1985. To provide greater network access to the OPAC, it was decided in 1987 to…

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Newcastle University Library has been using OCLC's LS/2000 for cataloguing and an OPAC since March 1985. To provide greater network access to the OPAC, it was decided in 1987 to use the CATS software (from Cambridge University Library) on the University mainframe (an Amdahl running MTS) to provide an alternative OPAC, networked round the campus and over JANET. This OPAC is part of the University Information Service. The CATS search program is written in FORTRAN 77 and provides public access searching of the catalogue by keywords taken from author, title and subject headings in the MARC record. (See VINE 63 and 47 for further details.) We have thereby gained the opportunity to compare two different systems running on the same database, and also a back‐up OPAC if LS/2000 is not available, for example during maintenance.

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VINE, vol. 18 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0305-5728

Article
Publication date: 1 August 2005

Elizabeth Barber and James Warn

To demonstrate two distinct leadership requirements for project managers and establish a theoretical basis for distinguishing between these two types of leadership.

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Purpose

To demonstrate two distinct leadership requirements for project managers and establish a theoretical basis for distinguishing between these two types of leadership.

Design/methodology/approach

A framework linking transactional and transformational leadership qualities with project management attributes is developed.

Findings

Explains how reactive decisions relating to monitoring of schedules and budgeting data of projects has received the greatest attention in the literature but this is only one aspect of project control. Project leadership that is proactive in controlling projects is more effective.

Research limitations/implications

The implications of our findings are substantive. Project managers who focus on proactive leadership behaviour will be more successful in completing projects on time, on budget and to the specified standard as well as achieving the strategic purpose of the project.

Practical implications

Project managers need to pay more attention to the progress of their projects and forestall any problems rather than just being reactive problem solvers.

Originality/value

The paper provides a framework for establishing the linkage between proactive decisions that impact on the direction that the project is progressing and reactive decisions that solve the existing problems of project management. It is a different focus to the traditional project management leadership knowledge base.

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Management Decision, vol. 43 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0025-1747

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1982

Gary D. Barber and Carol Burroughs

While few college students are majoring in history today, perhaps the field is not as close to extinction as some people fear. Professional historians continue to delve into…

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While few college students are majoring in history today, perhaps the field is not as close to extinction as some people fear. Professional historians continue to delve into various historical nooks and crannies and are busy planning future endeavors. A collection of articles in two 1981 issues of the Journal of Interdisciplinary History explores a variety of recent historiographical developments. These state‐of‐the‐art essays cover economic, intellectual and population history, the history of science, political history, family history, biography, and quantification. They are must reading for anyone interested in knowing where historical studies are headed during the remaining two decades of the 20th century.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 10 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 10 October 2008

Elizabeth Barber

The purpose of this paper is to broaden the performance measurements of total supply chain performance.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to broaden the performance measurements of total supply chain performance.

Design/methodology/approach

A conceptual model is presented based on the balanced scorecard. The new model formulates a model for the tangible aspects that measure the success of the total chain which is then extended to incorporate the intangible value adding aspects to measure total value chain success.

Findings

A framework is presented showing the importance of intangible value adding aspects of the total value chain.

Research limitations/implications

Future research may address in depth research associated with the five key intangible aspects given in the current model.

Practical implications

The practical implementation of the required metrics in such a dynamic area as the supply chain industry needs to be focused on the aspects most required at particular times depending on the varying levels of market activities.

Originality/value

This paper provides a broader performance model than the balanced scorecard or any other framework currently used in the supply chain literature.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 38 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Article
Publication date: 10 October 2008

David Walters and Stan Glaser

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 38 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

Book part
Publication date: 28 November 2017

Catherine Bryan

Drawing on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork conducted in rural Manitoba and throughout the Philippines with temporary foreign workers employed at a small inn and conference…

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Drawing on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork conducted in rural Manitoba and throughout the Philippines with temporary foreign workers employed at a small inn and conference centre and their non-migrant kin, this chapter offers an introduction to and expansion of feminist engagements with social reproduction and global care chains. This chapter illustrates the importance of feminist analysis of migration trajectories and labour processes that fall outside of the conventional purview of gender and migration studies. To this end, it suggests that in addition to interrogating the conditions and rational under which reproduction comes to be articulated and experienced as labour, consideration of how divergent forms of labour also constitute and shape reproduction can provide significant insight into the social consequences of neoliberal capitalism, while revealing the ways in which the gendered and racialized parameters of reproductive and intimate labour come to be reproduced.

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Global Currents in Gender and Feminisms
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-484-2

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 1989

Joan Berman

This index accompanies the index that appeared in Reference Services Review 16:4 (1988). As noted in the introduction to that index, the articles in RSR that deal with specific…

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This index accompanies the index that appeared in Reference Services Review 16:4 (1988). As noted in the introduction to that index, the articles in RSR that deal with specific reference titles can be grouped into two categories: those that review specific titles (to a maximum of three) and those that review titles pertinent to a specific subject or discipline. The index in RSR 16:4 covered the first category; it indexed, by title, all titles that had been reviewed in the “Reference Serials” and the “Landmarks of Reference” columns, as well as selected titles from the “Indexes and Indexers,” “Government Publications,” and “Special Feature” columns of the journal.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

Article
Publication date: 1 January 1985

Gary D. Barber and Carol Burroughs

This seventh annual survey of American history reference sources is the largest yet; 23 books have been selected for review, while past surveys averaged about 15 titles. The…

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This seventh annual survey of American history reference sources is the largest yet; 23 books have been selected for review, while past surveys averaged about 15 titles. The reviews include 14 titles published in 1983, eight published early in 1984, and one 1982 title. The 1982 imprint, Proceedings and Debates of the British Parliaments Respecting North America, was overlooked before. Since it is still in progress it is included in this survey.

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Reference Services Review, vol. 13 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0090-7324

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