Cases from the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group

The multifaceted cases from the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group offer a cross-disciplinary and flexible resource for teaching different management disciplines to students at any level. Some cases are based on recent disasters that made the global headlines, while others focus on fundamental issues of disaster planning and response, such as transport, funding or distribution of online information. They cover issues as diverse as supply chain management, strategy, political science, finance, organisational behaviour, negotiations, ethics and marketing. Read an article profiling this collection

Haiti earthquake - reaction from the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group (HRG) has put together an informational web page that provides on-going analysis concerning the many challenges faced by organizations in their relief efforts. INSEAD HRG has been in existence for a decade and works closely with humanitarian agencies to capture in case studies and research, the importance of logistics in humanitarian operations. Access the INSEAD HRG informational page

Cases

Download a document prepared by the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group to help instructors select the right case for use in their courses. Click on a case title to view further details and, where available, an inspection copy.
 
Paper icon Agility: A Global Logistics Company and Local Humanitarian Partner
Rolando Tomasini, Margaret Hanson and Luk Van Wassenhove
Ref 709-009-1
Paper icon Capital Markets or Alms? An Emerging Paradigm Shift in Disaster Funding
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 106-064-1
Teaching note

Ref 106-064-8
Paper icon Co-ordinating Disaster Logistics after El Salvador's Earthquakes using SUMA's Humanitarian Supply Management System
Luk Van Wassenhove and Rolando Tomasini
Ref 603-019-1
Teaching note

Ref 603-019-8
Paper icon Fighting the Flu: Tamiflu Stockpiling: A Pandemic Preparedness Policy
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 708-026-1
Teaching note

Ref 708-026-8
Paper icon Fleet Forum: Rethinking Humanitarian Vehicle Management
Luk Van Wassenhove, Rolando Tomasini and Gillian Khaw
Ref 606-044-1
Teaching note

Ref 606-044-8
Paper icon Fuels: A Humanitarian Necessity In 2003 Post-Conflict Iraq: The Role Of The United Nations Joint Logistics Centre
Luk Van Wassenhove, Ramina Samii and John Levins 
Ref 605-020-1
Paper icon Genetically Modified Food Donations and the Cost of Neutrality: Logistics Response to the 2002 Food Crisis in Southern Africa
Luk Van Wassenhove and Rolando Tomasini
Ref 604-024-1
Teaching note 

Ref 604-024-8
Paper icon Global Impact: Managing Corporate Giving
Margaret Hanson, Luk Van Wassenhove and Orla Stapleton
Ref 708-017-1
Paper icon IFRC - Choreographer of Disaster Management: Preparing for Tomorrow's Disasters
Luk Van Wassenhove, Ramina Samii, Kuldeep Kumar and Irma Becerra-Fernandez
Ref 602-047-1
Teaching note

Ref 602-047-8
Paper icon IFRC - Choreographer of Disaster Management: The Gujarat Earthquake
Luk Van Wassenhove, Ramina Samii, Kuldeep Kumar and Irma Becerra-Fernandez
Ref 602-046-1
Teaching note

Ref 602-046-8
Paper icon Logistics Moving the Seeds of a Brighter Future (UNJLC's Second Year in Afghanistan)
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 603-018-1
Paper icon Managing Information In Humanitarian Crises: The UNJLC Website
Luk Van Wassenhove and Rolando Tomasini
Ref 605-013-1
Paper icon Moving The World: The TPG-WFP Partnership Learning How To Dance
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 704-042-1
Paper icon Moving The World: The TPG-WFP Partnership Looking for a Partner
Luk Van Wassenhove and Rolando Tomasini
Ref 704-041-1
Teaching note

Ref 704-041-8
Paper icon Paving the Road to Healthy Highways: A Partnership to Scale up HIV & AIDS Clinics in Africa
Luk Van Wassenhove and Aline Gatignon
Ref 708-052-1
Condensed version

Ref 708-053-1 (the condensed version was published as a free case in our newsletter)
Teaching note

Ref 708-052-8
Paper icon The Humanitarian Response to the 2006 Lebanese/Israeli Conflict
Luk Van Wassenhove and Rolando Tomasini
Ref 708-045-1
Teaching note

Ref 708-045-8
Teaching note supplement

Ref 708-045-9
Paper icon The United Nations Joint Logistics Centre: An Operational And Conceptual Inter-Agency Logistics Platform
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 304-477-1
Paper icon The United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC): The Afghanistan Crisis
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 603-011-1
Paper icon The United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC): The Genesis Of A Humanitarian Relief Coordination Platform
Luk Van Wassenhove and Ramina Samii
Ref 603-010-1
Paper icon World Food Program Lesotho : Building Sustainable Operations
Luk Van Wassenhove, Rolando Tomasini, Emma Maspero and Hans Ittmann
Ref 708-018-1
Teaching note

Ref 708-018-8

Forthcoming cases

  • Hopital de Dieu Lebanon
  • International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC): Response to Yogyakarta
  • International Federation of the Red Cross: Fleet Management Optimization
  • Medicines for Malaria Venture
  • Moving the World - UNJLC : Transport Optimization for South Sudan
  • Safety in Numbers: Danida's Multisectoral Partnership to Reduce Road Risk in Developing Countries
  • TNT-World Food Practice Partnership: 5 yrs later
  • World Food Program Fleet Management Vehicle Optimization
  • World Vision International Fleet Management Optimization

Book

Humanitarian Logistics
Rolando Tomasini
 and Luk N. Van Wassenhove
Palgrave
Published in February 2009
w www.insead.edu/humanitarianlogistics

Logistical shortcomings and oversights in the humanitarian context may result in serious consequences for the victims of disasters and could literally mean the difference between life and death. So they have to get it right, and fast. This is where this book comes in, showing the role of the private sector in humanitarian operations.

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