DigCBA consortium is comprised of five partners from Norway, Finland, Germany and Uganda. The partners contribute to various tasks in DigCBA’s workpackages. See work packages in About us
In DigCBA, UiA possesses competency in (1) multi-criteria decision analysis, fuzzy theory and content analysis; (2) challenges and design of technology in cash-based assistance, specifically using mobile payments and blockchain.
Project manager and principal investigator: Hossein Baharmand
The research group for Production Management is the leading research group in that field in Norway and works on a high international level. Around 25 employees research, develop and educate at ph.d and master level. The group focuses on theory, models, systems and solutions to improve production and logistics within the industrial value chain.
Research is done in close cooperation with industrial and international networks. The research group for Production Management is involved in various projects mostly in cooperation with firms in engineering, production, wholesale and trading. The projects are set within a variety of industries, including shipbuilding, offshore, commodity and food production. Read more about the projects on the website of SMARTLOG, a network established by the research group to spread research results and practice to the Norwegian industry.
Principal investigator: Fabio Sgarbossa
Hanken School of Economics (Hanken) is a leading, internationally accredited university with over a hundred years of experience in education and research in economics and business administration. The research is of a high standard and constitutes the foundation of all teaching. Hanken has close ties to the business community and an active alumni network with over 13 000 alumni in 65 countries worldwide.
The Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute) is a joint institute between Hanken and the Finnish National Defence University (NDU) in Helsinki, Finland. The aim of the HUMLOG Institute is to conduct research in areas of humanitarian logistics including disaster preparedness, response and recovery with the intention of influencing activities that will provide measurable benefits to persons requiring assistance. The HUMLOG Institute was set up to serve as a platform and a physical space for researchers to share ideas and disseminate knowledge in this field and has grown into a large international network of researchers. The HUMLOG team at Hanken comprises 30 researchers from 17 nationalities, plus an international network of formal associates around the world.
Principal investigator: Wojciech Piotrowicz
Makerere University Business School (MUBS) is the school of business of Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university. Makerere University Business School (MUBS) is at the centre stage of Business and Management Education in the country. It is an institution that supports the growth of business in the country at different levels by providing knowledge and managerial competencies in both business and non-business areas. MUBS provides business and management education at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Principal investigator: Joseph Ntayi
WWU and ERCIS C3M: Over 44,000 students make the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU) – founded in 1780 – the fifth-largest university in Germany nowadays. The European Research Centre for Information Systems (ERCIS) at WWU is an international network of scientists, conducting cooperative research in the field of integrated information systems development and organizational design. The Chair for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management is part of ERCIS and performs research on the design, planning, and control of logistics systems in combination with information technology. The group is also heading the ERCIS Competence Center for Crisis Management (C³M). The Competence Center for Crisis Management (C³M), founded at the end of the year 2013, integrates the research efforts of the ERCIS network in the domain of crisis management and humanitarian logistics. The main objective is to identify relevant challenges and gaps in current practices of humanitarian organizations and to find adequate solutions in the area of information systems and supply chain management research. C³M integrates a collaborating network of humanitarian logistics organizations, innovative information systems and renowned research groups on crisis management and humanitarian logistics.
Principal investigator: Adam Widera
DigCBA has a strong practitioner orientation and the collaboration with multiple actors is pivotal for this. To maximize the relevance of the work and its connection to practice, digital and CBA experts from HOs and NGOs have accepted to be members of project’s Reference Group.