Improved coordination during disaster relief operations through sharing of resources
Journal article, 2018
Abstract In this paper, we focus on coordination dynamics between nonprofit organizations in the short-term, nonprofit, and competitive settings in disaster relief operations. Sharing resources across organizations can be a key to better coordination. Thus, we tested the link between resource sharing, aspects impacting resource sharing, and operational performance of the organizations using 101 data points. Data was collected through a survey from HOs within the Southeast Asian region and was analyzed using the Structural Equation Modeling-Partial Least Square (SEM-PLS) approach. The results show that resource sharing can improve organizational performance in this horizontal and competitive context, and that complementarity of resources between organizations increases their willingness to share resources. Complementarity of resources can also improve the interdependencies between organizations, which is not perceived very highly in the current highly competitive settings.