An analysis of the literature on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management : paving the way for future studies

Chiappetta Jabbour, Charbel José and Sobreiro, Vinicius Amorim and Lopes de Sousa Jabbour, Ana Beatriz and Souza Campos, Lucila Maria and Mariano, Enzo Barberio and Renwick, Douglas William Scott (2017) An analysis of the literature on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management : paving the way for future studies. Annals of Operations Research. pp. 1-19. ISSN 0254-5330

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    Abstract

    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.