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Modelling the Factors of Agility of Humanitarian Operations

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Learning-Technologies

Publisher : International Journal of Agile Systems and Management (Accepted).

Source : International Journal of Agile Systems and Management (Accepted)., Volume 12, Issue 2, p.108-123 (2019)

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Keywords : Agility, Change management, Event flexibility, Humanitarian operations, Interpretive structural modelling, ISM

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Business

Center : Amrita Center For Research in Analytics, Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE)

Department : Business

Year : 2019

Abstract : The commercial concept of agility, when responding to humanitarian operations, has strong potential for increasing efficiency and effectiveness. The aim of this paper is to explore the concept of agility in the context of humanitarian operations, particularly cart festivals in India. This responds to the increasing pressure on festival organisers and public administrative officials to manage the festival and to control the crowd and other supporting facilities in a particular time window. Agility plays a major role in accommodating the unpredicted changes in cart festivals. Attempts are made to identify the factors which influence the agility of humanitarian operations. In this study, interpretive structural modelling (ISM) approach is applied to find the interrelationships among the factors. Finally, it is found that the most influential factors are multi-skilled and flexible people, Informal learning and development, completeness and change of culture. © 2019 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Suresh M., S, G., and Raghu Raman, “Modelling the Factors of Agility of Humanitarian Operations”, International Journal of Agile Systems and Management (Accepted)., vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 108-123, 2019.

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