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Implementation of elements of preparedness: not-for-profits in the interrupted environment of humanitarian supply chain management

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dc.contributor.supervisor McLachlin, Ron (Supply Chain Management) en
dc.contributor.author Khan, Soaleh Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-13T14:11:22Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-13T14:11:22Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-13T14:11:22Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3164
dc.description.abstract This thesis addresses aspects of preparedness, by not-for-profit humanitarian relief organizations, for effectively responding to natural disasters. It asks how not-for-profit organizations, engaged in humanitarian supply chain management, develop capabilities and implement various elements of preparedness. The research methods consist of a combination of case-based research and grounded research in examining two very different organizations, one comparatively small and faith based and the other larger and secular. Data collection consisted of mostly open-ended interviews with representatives of the two organizations. The findings consist of a number of themes centred on the concept of a local focus on vulnerable communities. Associated themes include the importance of establishing a presence in the community, local capacity building, and early needs assessment. These themes are summarized as testable propositions. A summary framework is presented for the integration of international and local supply chains, in preparing to respond to natural disasters. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Supply Chain Management en
dc.subject Logistics en
dc.subject Disaster Relief Logistics en
dc.subject Humanitarian Supply Chain Management en
dc.subject Disaster Management en
dc.subject Preparedness en
dc.subject Interrupted Environment en
dc.subject Disaster Logistics en
dc.title Implementation of elements of preparedness: not-for-profits in the interrupted environment of humanitarian supply chain management en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Management/Business Administration en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Larson, Paul (Supply Chain Management) Dyck, Bruno (Business Administration) Jacoby, Tami (Political Studies) en
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en
dc.description.note October 2009 en


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