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The Applicability of Autopoietic Cybernetics in Humanitarian Supply Chain Thinking

Duddy, David; Weaver, Miles; Stantchev, Damien

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Abstract

Purpose: This research examines whether an autopoietic cybernetic model can assist in achieving greater
effectiveness and efficiency in the humanitarian supply chain paradigm. It examines the extent to which a holistic view
is taken during humanitarian supply operations and whether a new approach could be taken to resolve the issues and
challenges arising due to the complexity of humanitarian supply networks.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name Logistics Research Network Conference, Supply Chain Innovation: People, Process, Technology
Start Date Sep 7, 2022
End Date Sep 9, 2022
Acceptance Date Jun 7, 2022
Publication Date 2022-09
Deposit Date Jun 9, 2022
Pages 129-139
Book Title Full Papers. Logistics Research Network Conference 2022: Supply Chain Innovation; People, Process, Technology
ISBN 978-1-904564-69-0
Keywords Humanitarian supply chains; Supply networks; Complexity; Systems Thinking; Soft Systems Methodology; Viable Systems
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2877613
Related Public URLs https://ciltuk.org.uk/Portals/0/DNNGallery/uploads/2023/1/9/LRN%20Full%20Papers%202022%20Final%20small.pdf



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