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Operations Management Research

Operations Management Research

Advancing Practice through Theory

Editors-in-Chief: J. Olhager; S.M. Shafer

ISSN: 1936-9735 (print version)
ISSN: 1936-9743 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12063

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Jan Olhager, Lund University, SWEDEN
Scott M. Shafer, Wake Forest University, USA

Editorial Oversight Board

Jeffrey D. Camm, University of Cincinnati, USA
Barbara B. Flynn, Indiana University, USA
Manoj Malhotra (Chair), University of South Carolina, USA
Robert E. Markland, University of South Carolina, USA
Cliff Ragsdale, Virginia Tech, USA
Chris Voss, London Business School, UK

Regional Editors

Canada: Ron McLachlin, University of Manitoba, CANADA
China: Xiande Zhao, Chinese University of Hong Kong, PRC
Europe-Southern: Jose A. D. Machuca, University of Seville, SPAIN
India: Balram Avittathur, Indian Institute of Management, INDIA
Latin America: Afonso Fleury, Escola Politecnica da Universidade de Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
Mediterranean, Middle East, and Asia: Andreas Soteriou, Univeristy of Cyprus, CYPRUS
Pacific Rim: Daniel A. Samson, University of Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Area Editors

Umit Akinc, Wake Forest University, USA
Gopesh Anand, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Lihui Bai, Valpariso University, USA
John Bell, University of Tennessee, USA
Elliot Bendoly, Emory University, USA
Umit Bititci, University of Strathclyde, UK
Raffaella Cagliano, Politenico di Milano, ITALY
Thomas Y. Choi, Arizona State University, USA
Christopher W. Craighead, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Mark M. Davis, Bentley College, USA
Roberto Filippini, Università di Padova, ITALY
Gregory V. Frazier, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Soumen Ghosh, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Andreas Grossler, Radbound University, THE NETHERLANDS
V. Daniel R. Guide, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Jan Hartley, Bowling Green State University, USA
Janelle Heineke, Boston University, USA
William Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, USA
David Johnston, York University, CANADA
Matteo Kalchschmidt, Universita degli Studi di Bergamo, ITALY
Corinne Karuppan, Missouri State University, USA
Steffen Kinkel, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany
Kevin Linderman, University of Minnesota, USA
Davide Luzzini, Politecnico di Milano, ITALY
David McCutcheon, University of Victoria, CANADA
Kathleen McKone-Sweet, Babson College, USA
Richard Metters, Emory University, USA
Janis Miller, Clemenson University, USA
Guido Nassimbeni, Università degli Studi di Udine, ITALY
Ceyhun Ozgur, Valpariso University, USA
Patrick Philipoom, University of South Carolina, USA
Madeleine (Mellie) Pullman, Portland State University, USA
Terry Rakes, Virginia Tech, USA
Anthony Ross, Michigan State University, USA
Manus Rungtusanatham, University of Minnesota, USA
Gary Scudder, Vanderbilt University, USA
Rachna Shah, University of Minnesota, USA
Jeff Smith, Florida State University, USA
Patricia Swafford, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Joanne Sulek Utley, North Carolina A&T State University, USA

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    Since operations management is an applied discipline, it is the aim of OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT RESEARCH: Advancing Practice through Theory to promote research that advances both the theory and practice of operations management. In addition, there is a growing need for a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original, high-quality research that is shorter and more sharply focused than articles in existing OM journals. OMR also occasionally publishes Academic Notes which are special papers that address issues concerning research methodologies, the direction of the OM field, and other such topics of particular interest to academicians.

    Each regular paper published in OMR must make a clear contribution to the science and practice of operations management and include discussion of the potential of the research for advancing OM theory as well as its application. In contrast, the domain of the journal will NOT include the following:

      • teaching topics or cases,
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      • software applications,
      • literature reviews,
      • applications of operations theory to practice but without generalizable insights,
      • practice-based lessons for operations but with no theoretical insights,
      • extensions of operations theory with no practical application, or
      • quantitative models without application to advance both operations management theory and practice.

    All topics in operations management as well as all research paradigms (from mathematical modeling to ethnography) are welcome. Submissions may initially use any style or format but are limited to about 25 manuscript pages in length including figures and tables, though supplementary electronic appendices, which only appear in the on-line version of the journal, can be added as needed.  The target turnaround time for submissions is 8 weeks. (See www.springer.com/12063 for submission instructions.)


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