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1. Siawsh, N. The role of power on procurement and supply chain management systems in a humanitarian organisation.

Degree: 2019, RMIT University

Disasters cause significant disruptions and require the intensive efforts of humanitarian aid organisations. These events damage perceptions of normality and, in doing so, elucidate hidden and normalised aspects of humanitarian response efforts for the individuals and organisations involved in relief supply chains. Supply chain management in a disaster environment is a complex system with a variety of relationships, decision-making structures, processes and interactions between and within the actors who are involved. With so many levels of the relief system involved, large amounts of information are required to control this system. While supply decisions are commonly understood as first actions to disaster relief, this thesis presents research that deepens our understanding of how power leverages the decision-making process of the purchasing function of humanitarian supply chains (HCS) in disasters. Research into disaster relief operations and humanitarian logistics have grown both in situ and academically. Despite this interest, much of this research is typically focused on logistical challenges and HCS management practices and, to a lesser extent, the broad presence of power within that chain. Closer examination of the research reveals a lack of explicit theoretical focus on power and its implications on supply chains. The extant literature lacks an appreciation of the complexities in the humanitarian supply chain management (HSCM) system brought on by power, and by the politics of disaster relief operations. This research rests on the Socio-Technical Systems Theory (STS) of organisations (Emery & Trist 1960), the French and Raven (1959) bases of power and the Leavitt’s Diamond (1965) as a model to assess and observe changes. The three theoretical frameworks, taken together, form the conceptual framework and serve as a lens to gather and interpret the empirical evidence collected through the case studies, through which to explore the ambiguity surrounding power in the decision-making process. These frameworks help to conceptualise the social world of the humanitarian aid, and its interaction with the efforts to provide relief operations in disasters. The underlying argument is that the actions and events that lead to decision-generation within humanitarian relief systems are politically motivated and facilitated by power dynamics because relief systems are mainly instruments used by organisational actors to achieve desired results. Hence, understanding this social world is important to aid analysis of the relations between people and actions in disaster relief operations. Through investigation of power in relief operations, this research presents a theoretically deep, yet empirically rich, cross-case analysis of three global disasters in Nepal, Japan, and Jordan, to ground operations and practices of disasters. The findings of this research provide a compelling argument for the role power plays during the decision-making process in shaping various processes and practices of disaster relief.…

Subjects/Keywords: Fields of Research; power; politics; humanitarian aid; disaster relief operations; supply chain management; procurement; purchasing; decision-making process; humanitarian organisations

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APA (6th Edition):

Siawsh, N. (2019). The role of power on procurement and supply chain management systems in a humanitarian organisation. (Thesis). RMIT University. Retrieved from http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:162791

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Siawsh, N. “The role of power on procurement and supply chain management systems in a humanitarian organisation.” 2019. Thesis, RMIT University. Accessed January 17, 2020. http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:162791.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Siawsh, N. “The role of power on procurement and supply chain management systems in a humanitarian organisation.” 2019. Web. 17 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Siawsh N. The role of power on procurement and supply chain management systems in a humanitarian organisation. [Internet] [Thesis]. RMIT University; 2019. [cited 2020 Jan 17]. Available from: http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:162791.

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Council of Science Editors:

Siawsh N. The role of power on procurement and supply chain management systems in a humanitarian organisation. [Thesis]. RMIT University; 2019. Available from: http://researchbank.rmit.edu.au/view/rmit:162791

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

2. Thornton, LaDonna Michelle. Good Partners or Good Politicians: An Exploration of Politics in Supply Chain Management.

Degree: 2013, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

This dissertation explores the impact of politics on internal and external supply chain management initiatives. From an intra-firm perspective, the impact of organizational politics and political skill on supply chain dynamics and processes is investigated in two quantitative articles. Article 1 is a constituency-based view perspective using survey methodology that explores the impact of organizational politics and political skill on cross-functional integration and supply chain orientation. This article finds that there is a negative relationship between organizational politics and cross-functional integration and a positive relationship between organizational politics and supply chain orientation when political skill of the top supply chain executive is present. Comparatively Article 2 resource management theory perspective using survey methodology and secondary data to explore organizational politics impact on firm supply chain performance variables of cash to cash cycle and operating expense per sales dollar. This research finds that organizational politics has a positive relationship with firm supply chain performance. Alternatively, the inter-firm perspective explores supply chain politics using a grounded theory approach in article 3. The findings of article 3 suggest that there are different political strategies that are employed by supply chain employees when balancing inter-firm and intra-firm politics. Overall, this dissertation provides insight into how organizational politics impact processes and dynamics while challenging the notion that organizational politics may be detrimental for performance. Furthermore, this research introduces supply chain politics and explores the social dynamics that supply chain employees must navigate to be successful in their roles and further supply chain objectives.

Subjects/Keywords: Supply Chain Relationships; Supply Chain Management; Organizational Politics; Cross-Functional Integration; Supply Chain Orientation; Supply Chain Politics; Business Administration, Management, and Operations; Operations and Supply Chain Management

…105 Figure 5.1 Supply Chain Politics… …chain performance implications of politics and understand how supply chain employees navigate… …politics in supply chain relationships and their own organization. This research will address the… …following research questions: • How does politics impact the strategic focus of supply chain… …management within the firm? • How does politics impact supply chain relationships? 2… 

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Thornton, L. M. (2013). Good Partners or Good Politicians: An Exploration of Politics in Supply Chain Management. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Retrieved from https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/2507

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Thornton, LaDonna Michelle. “Good Partners or Good Politicians: An Exploration of Politics in Supply Chain Management.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Accessed January 17, 2020. https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/2507.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Thornton, LaDonna Michelle. “Good Partners or Good Politicians: An Exploration of Politics in Supply Chain Management.” 2013. Web. 17 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Thornton LM. Good Partners or Good Politicians: An Exploration of Politics in Supply Chain Management. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Tennessee – Knoxville; 2013. [cited 2020 Jan 17]. Available from: https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/2507.

Council of Science Editors:

Thornton LM. Good Partners or Good Politicians: An Exploration of Politics in Supply Chain Management. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Tennessee – Knoxville; 2013. Available from: https://trace.tennessee.edu/utk_graddiss/2507

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