By Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn
This quantity presents a survey of present examine difficulties and ends up in humanitarian operations learn. also, it discusses current functions of humanitarian operations learn, and considers new examine efforts that truly expand present examine and functions. The publication is split into 3 sections that supply an outline of the topic, a glance on the conception, and an exam of applications.
The evaluate part offers chapters on modeling methods and metrics to guage nonprofit operations; leader findings of fieldwork learn in catastrophe reaction logistics; using money as a sort of reduction; and measuring markets that provide cash-based humanitarian interventions.
The idea part comprises chapters that study the accomplice proliferation challenge in catastrophe reaction networks; a case examine of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian tradition informs swap adoption; and a glance on the present state-of-the-art for info visibility in humanitarian operations.
Finally, the applying part specializes in blood items, vaccines, and nutrients counsel, with person chapters on effective inventorying and distribution of blood items in the course of mess ups; a close examine modeling within the context of the vaccine offer chain; a framework for reaching fairness, effectiveness, and potency in meals financial institution operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili
ty evaluate of the resilience of a inhabitants laid low with surprising loss of food.
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The establishment of a leading coordinator that coordinates the operation from multiple and sometimes conflicting local objectives to a unified common objective. 2. the pooling of resources to avoid tracking each individual organization’s resources and, subsequently, to avoid trying to accomplish different myopic goals in favor of a common overall nonprofit goal. 3. Periodic monitoring of the operation by the production and publication of evaluation reports. The performance metrics monitored and published are very important because they ultimately shape the overall objective of the nonprofit operation, which subsistence depends on the values of these performance metrics.
For example, Tomasini and Van Wassenhove (2009) and Altay and Labonte (2014) analyze this problem in humanitarian logistics and Kraiselburd and Yadav (2012) study it in the area of global healthcare. These are the main strategies: 1. the establishment of a leading coordinator that coordinates the operation from multiple and sometimes conflicting local objectives to a unified common objective. 2. the pooling of resources to avoid tracking each individual organization’s resources and, subsequently, to avoid trying to accomplish different myopic goals in favor of a common overall nonprofit goal.
4 concludes the chapter with a final example and a summary. 2 Modeling Methods and Strategies The lack of a single common performance metric to measure nonprofit operations is one of the major and most distinctive challenges of this type of operations1. This challenge is two-fold because there is a lack of a common performance metric that can be used for all nonprofit operations and, at the same time, it is very challenging to find a single performance metric to evaluate a specific nonprofit operation.
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