Operations adding value to society

Gyöngyi Kovacs*, Markku Kuula, Stefan Seuring, Constantin Blome

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Sammanfattning

Purpose
The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of operations management in society. The article detects trends, raises critical questions to operations management research and articulates a research agenda to increase the value of such research in addressing societal problems.
Design/methodology/approach
This paper evaluates the papers presented at the EurOMA 2019 conference to detect trends and discuss the contributions of operations management research to society. It further goes to identify gaps in the research agenda.
Findings
The article finds several important streams of research in operations management: sustainable operations and supply chains, health care and humanitarian operations, innovation, digitalisation and 4.0, risk and resilience. It highlights new trends such as circular economy research and problematises when to stop implementing innovation and how to address and report their potential failure. Importantly, it shows how it is not just a question of offshoring vs reshoring but of constant change in manufacturing that operations management addresses.
Originality/value
The article highlights not just novel research areas but also gaps in the research agenda where operations management seeks to add value to society.
OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftInternational Journal of Operations & Production Management
Volym40
Utgåva9
Sidor (från-till)1293-1300
Antal sidor7
ISSN0144-3577
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 01.12.2020
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift
Evenemang26th EurOMA Conference: Operations adding value to society - Helsinki, Finland
Varaktighet: 17.06.201919.06.2019
Konferensnummer: 26
http://euroma2019.org/

Nyckelord

  • 512 Företagsekonomi

Styrkeområden och områden med hög potential (AoS och AoHP)

  • AoHP: Humanitär och samhällslogistik

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