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dc.contributor.authorL’Hermitte, C
dc.contributor.authorBowles, M
dc.contributor.authorTatham, P
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, B
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-20T01:59:17Z
dc.date.available2018-07-20T01:59:17Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn2042-6747
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JHLSCM-04-2014-0016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/162971
dc.description.abstractPurpose - The purpose of this paper is to propose first, a comprehensive model of the concept of agility in a humanitarian logistics context, and second, to generate a research agenda to test and operationalise this model. Design/methodology/approach - The paper draws on the dynamic capabilities model originated by Teece and uses a topical literature review of research in various business disciplines in order to reflect on the concept of agility in a humanitarian logistics context, to demonstrate that its current scope needs to be widened, and to propose an alternative approach. Findings - The proposed model extends the existing concept of agility in a humanitarian logistics context by integrating agility drivers, responsive and flexible operations, agility enablers, and strategic level agility capabilities into a single model. Research limitations/implications - Further research should focus on the nature of the risks/uncertainties encountered by humanitarian organisations, the interactions between the strategic and operational levels of such an organisation, and the impact of strategic level agility capabilities on field responsiveness and flexibility. Originality/value - This paper brings new insights into the concept of agility in a humanitarian logistics context and contributes a model that reflects a more comprehensive understanding of this concept. In particular, it demonstrates that agility stems from strategic decisions and managerial practices.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherEmerald
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom209
dc.relation.ispartofpageto233
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLogistics and Supply Chain Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransportation and Freight Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchOther Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150309
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1507
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1599
dc.titleAn integrated approach to agility in humanitarian logistics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTatham, Peter H.


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