Quotation Kunz, Nathan, Reiner, Gerald. 2013. Government restrictions on relief supply chains. In 20th EurOMA Conference, Hrsg. EurOMA, 1-10. Dublin, Ireland: None.




Response to catastrophic disasters often requires external assistance from international relief organizations. Literature and empirical evidence show that governments do not always welcome this assistance. Based on a multiple case study conducted among four relief organizations, we identify governmental restrictions imposed on humanitarian relief supply chains in different countries. We analyze the dependency between government characteristic and the level of restrictions. We find that the more fragile a government is, the more restrictions it imposes on relief organizations. This knowledge helps relief organizations to prepare adequately before entering a new country, by anticipating concerns and establishing trust with the government.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Government restrictions on relief supply chains
Title of whole publication 20th EurOMA Conference
Editor EurOMA
Page from 1
Page to 10
Location Dublin, Ireland
Year 2013
Open Access N


Reiner, Gerald (Details)
Kunz, Nathan (University of North Florida, United States/USA)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1133 Computer-aided simulation (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5316 Industrial management (Details)
5326 Production research (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5365 Quality management (Details)
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