Assessing humanitarian inter-organizational network effectiveness: The case of GlobalSympoNet

Louis Marie Ngamassi Tchouakeu, Carleen Maitland, Andrea H. Tapia, Kang Zhao, Kartikeya Bajpai

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Abstract

This paper reports on research in progress. The objective of the study is to assess the effectiveness of multidimensional humanitarian inter-organizational networks. Especially, it investigates how organizational characteristics and network structure properties impact network effectiveness. To this end, the research develops a model of network effectiveness in the humanitarian field, using the case of GlobalSympoNet, a network of organizations/agencies engaged in humanitarian information management and exchange. Data for the research come from a series of three surveys and semi-structured interviews conducted among organizations/agencies members of GlobalSympoNet. Social network analyses are done using UCINET (Borgatti et al., 1999). Some preliminary results are presented here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Defining Crisis Management 3.0, Proceedings
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
StatePublished - 2010
Event7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2010 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: May 2 2010May 5 2010

Other

Other7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2010
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period5/2/105/5/10

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Tchouakeu, L. M. N., Maitland, C., Tapia, A. H., Zhao, K., & Bajpai, K. (2010). Assessing humanitarian inter-organizational network effectiveness: The case of GlobalSympoNet. In ISCRAM 2010 - 7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management: Defining Crisis Management 3.0, Proceedings Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.