What Is Special About a Humanitarian Logistician? A Survey of Logistic Skills and Performance

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Title What Is Special About a Humanitarian Logistician? A Survey of Logistic Skills and Performance
Author Kovács, Gyöngyi; Tatham, Peter Hugh
Journal Name Supply Chain Forum
Year Published 2010
Place of publication France
Publisher Institut Superieur de Logistique Industrielle
Abstract The question of logistics skills is important for management, career development, and education. Existing models of logistics skills have, however, not yet been tested or has their effect on logistics performance been evaluated. This study fills this gap by testing the T-shaped model of logistics skills in the light of logistics performance. Special attention is paid to the respondent group of humanitarian logisticians. The article concludes that the T-shaped model of logistics skills is applicable in both the general as well as the humanitarian logistics setting. The gendered nature of these skills reveals the significance of some male skills that can create an entry barrier to women in logistics.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.supplychain-forum.com/
Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 BEM-Bordeaux management School-publishing. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 11
Issue Number 3
Page from 32
Page to 41
ISSN 1624-6039
Date Accessioned 2010-12-10
Date Available 2011-03-10T08:11:47Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Urban Research Program
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Logistics and Supply Chain Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/35718
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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