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 The authors would like to thank the European Agency for Reconstruction for access to their data and their kind support. ABSTRACT Different procurement decisions taken by relief organizations can result in considerably different implications in regards to transport, storage, and distribution of humanitarian aid and ultimately can influence the performance(More)
The importance of culture and heritage is becoming more and more obvious, both in regionalists and regional development. Cultural factors are important because they directly affect economic performance and development, and therefore the competitiveness of the region. This study gives an overview of relevant literature, aiming to introduce the complex(More)
Although significant progress has been made in developing the practice of humanitarian logistics, further improvements in efficiency and effectiveness have the potential to save lives and reduce suffering. This paper explores how the military/emergency services' concept of a common operating picture (COP) can be adapted to the humanitarian logistics(More)
Using four case studies of the response of the international community to major rapid onset natural disasters, this paper analyzes the advantages and challenges inherent in the provision of logistics support through the use of a floating warehouse; otherwise known as “sea basing.” Through a comparison of the costs and benefits of the use of alternative(More)
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