Cooperation, collaboration and coordination in relief chain management: A meta-analysis

Christian Wankmüller, Gerald Reiner

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


In recent years, an increasing number of natural and man-made disasters has demonstrated that a working disaster management is crucial in order to alleviate the suffering of the affected population. Cooperation, coordination and collaboration within the relief network is essential for overcoming these destructive actions. To give an overview about the scientific state-of-the-art and to reveal potential research gaps within this scientific field, we analyze the current literature related to relief chain operations in order to improve humanitarian aid performance. In particular, we attempt to explore the structure and origin of scientific progress, focusing on cooperation, collaboration and coordination in the field of relief chain management. The identification of the most influential academic papers and important scientific contributions in this research area is another key aspect of our scientific analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn 23rd EurOMA Conference Proceedings
Editors 23rd EurOMA
Place of PublicationTrondheim, Norway
Pages1 - 10
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502012 Industrial management
  • 211
  • 502017 Logistics
  • 502032 Quality management
  • 102009 Computer simulation
  • 502052 Business administration

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