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Dynamics of Information Distribution on Social Media Platforms during Disasters

Abstract When preparing for and responding to disasters, humanitarian organizations must run effective and efficient supply chains to deliver the resources needed by the affected population. The management of humanitarian supply chains include coordinating the flows of goods, finances, and information. This dissertation examines how humanitarian organizations can improve the distribution of information, which is critical for the planning and coordination of the other two flows. Specifically, I study the diffusion of information on social media platforms since such platforms have emerged as useful communication tools for humanitarian organizations during times of crisis.

In the first chapter, I identify several factors that affect how quickly inform... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Yoo, Eunae (Author) / Rabinovich, Elliot (Advisor) / Gu, Bin (Advisor) / Rand, William (Committee member) / Fowler, John (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Operations research / Humanitarian operations / Social media
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 158 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Business Administration 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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