Worlds apart? — a look at the operations management area in the US, UK and Scandinavia

Drejer, Anders, Blackmon, Kate and Voss, Christopher A. (2000) Worlds apart? — a look at the operations management area in the US, UK and Scandinavia. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 16 (1). pp. 45-66.

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the discipline of Operations Management. The paper looks at the convergence and divergence of research in OM in Scandinavia, the US, and the UK. The three different research traditions are described and analysed separately and then compared and contrasted. A short example is presented from the management of advanced technology literature. A synthesis is offered that locates the three traditions on Jick’s “three-horned dilemma”. Opportunities for researchers in each tradition to learn from the others are described.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Operations management research; Regional traditions within OM; Differing research methods; Results and approaches
Subject(s): Project management
Operations management
Centre: BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 11:39
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/4217

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View