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.


Inter-organizational coordination

Resource sharing


Humanitarian logistics


Ala Pazirandeh

Northern LEAD

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Amin Maghsoudi

University of Tehran

Journal of the Operational Research Society

0160-5682 (ISSN) 14769360 (eISSN)

Vol. 69 8 1227-1241

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Economic Geography

Business Administration

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance




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