Non-ownership commercial mobility and humanitarian logistics

new perspectives to improve response times and long-term impact

Micha Hirschinger, Roger Moser

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The growing number of disasters increases the requirements for transportation in humanitarian logistics above all in the last mile. As a result, fleet management of NGOs is recognized as very important for both quick response and long-term local development. Currently global fleet managers of NGOs have to choose mainly between high local availability and optimal capacity utilization to provide quick response. However, NGOs are also increasingly required to contribute to the long-term economic development according to the sustainable livelihood approach fostering social and economic growth especially in rural communities. This paper proposes an alternative humanitarian logistics model based on service-dominant logic. The model aims at both improving the response times of the fleets of NGOs and the long-term logistics connectivity in rural areas combining humanitarian logistics and local commercial mobility through a truck-sharing solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging humanitarian logistics
EditorsB. S. Sahay, Sumeet Gupta, Vinod Chandra Menon
Place of PublicationNew Delhi, India
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788132224167
ISBN (Print)9788132224150
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Business and Economics
ISSN (Print)2198-7246
ISSN (Electronic)2198-7254


  • Service-dominant logic
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Economic development
  • Response time

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