Country logistics performance and disaster impact
2015 (English)In: Disasters. The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, ISSN 0361-3666, E-ISSN 1467-7717, Vol. 40, no 2, 262-283 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this paper is to deepen the understanding of the relationship between country logistics performance and disaster impact. The relationship is analysed through correlation analysis and regression models for 117 countries for the years 2007 to 2012 with disaster impact variables from the International Disaster Database (EM-DAT) and logistics performance indicators from the World Bank. The results show a significant relationship between country logistics performance and disaster impact overall and for five out of six specific logistic performance indicators. These specific indicators were further used to explore the relationship between country logistic performance and disaster impact for three specific disaster types (epidemic, flood and storm). The findings enhance the understanding of the role of logistics in a humanitarian context with empirical evidence of the importance of country logistics performance in disaster response operation
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 40, no 2, 262-283 p.
Disaster impact, disaster preparedness, humanitarian logistics, logistics performance
Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-30143DOI: 10.1111/disa.12146ISI: 000372286700005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84959512464ISBN: 9780749474683OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-30143DiVA: diva2:932565