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Decision-making in Humanitarian Operations

Strategy, Behavior and Dynamics

Editors: Villa, S., Urrea, G., Castañeda, J.A., Larsen, E.R. (Eds.)

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  • - Combines humanitarian logistics with behavioural operations research
    - Provides a holistic view of decision-making processes in the humanitarian sector
    - Discusses the main strategic challenges faced by various actors when facing humanitarian crises

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This book brings together research in humanitarian operations, behavioral operations and dynamic simulation. Part I outlines the main characteristics and strategic challenges of humanitarian organizations in preparedness, knowledge management, climate change and issues related to refugees and social inclusion. Part II gives an introduction to behavioral operations and experiments in single- and multi-agent settings, followed by discussions on quantal theory, framing effect and possible applications in the humanitarian sector. Part III introduces system dynamics and agent-based modeling and discusses how these techniques can be used to study dynamics and decision-making in humanitarian operations. This book is unique in providing a holistic view of the decision-making process and challenges in the humanitarian sector.

About the authors

Sebastián Villa is Assistant Professor in the School of Management at the Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia.

Gloria Urrea is a visiting researcher at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA. She holds a Ph.D. from the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Switzerland.

Jaime Andrés Castañeda is Principal Professor in the School of Management at the Universidad del Rosario, Colombia.

Erik R. Larsen is Professor in the Department of Management, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91509-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 128,39 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91508-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision-making in Humanitarian Operations
Book Subtitle
Strategy, Behavior and Dynamics
Editors
  • Sebastián Villa
  • Gloria Urrea
  • Jaime Andrés Castañeda
  • Erik R. Larsen
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91509-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91509-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91508-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 317
Number of Illustrations
22 b/w illustrations
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