Big data and humanitarian supply networks: Can Big Data give voice to the voiceless? / Monaghan, Asmat; Lycett, Mark.

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). IEEE Xplore, 2013. p. 432-437.

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Big data and humanitarian supply networks: Can Big Data give voice to the voiceless? / Monaghan, Asmat; Lycett, Mark.

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). IEEE Xplore, 2013. p. 432-437.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Monaghan, A & Lycett, M 2013, Big data and humanitarian supply networks: Can Big Data give voice to the voiceless? in Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). IEEE Xplore, pp. 432-437, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose, United States, 20/10/13.

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Monaghan, A., & Lycett, M. (2013). Big data and humanitarian supply networks: Can Big Data give voice to the voiceless? In Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) (pp. 432-437). IEEE Xplore.

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Monaghan A, Lycett M. Big data and humanitarian supply networks: Can Big Data give voice to the voiceless? In Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). IEEE Xplore. 2013. p. 432-437

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Monaghan, Asmat ; Lycett, Mark. / Big data and humanitarian supply networks: Can Big Data give voice to the voiceless?. Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). IEEE Xplore, 2013. pp. 432-437

BibTeX

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abstract = "Billions of US dollars are spent each year in emergency aid to save lives and alleviate the suffering of those affected by disaster. This aid flows through a humanitarian system that consists of governments, different United Nations agencies, the Red Cross movement and myriad non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As scarcer resources, financial crisis and economic inter-dependencies continue to constrain humanitarian relief there is an increasing focus from donors and governments to assess the impact of humanitarian supply networks. Using commercial ({\textquoteleft}for-profit{\textquoteright}) supply networks as a benchmark; this paper exposes the counter-intuitive competition dynamic of humanitarian supply networks, which results in an open-loop system unable to calibrate supply with actual need and impact. In that light, the phenomenon of Big Data in the humanitarian field is discussed and an agenda for the {\textquoteleft}datafication{\textquoteright} of the supply network set out as a means of closing the loop between supply, need and impact.",
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