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The International Journal of Operations & Production Management (IJOPM) investigates opportunities and problems of developing and implementing strategies, systems, and practice in operations management.
IJOPM’s mission is to publish leading-edge, innovative research that has the potential to significantly advance the field of Operations Management, theoretically and/or practically. Drawing on the experiences of both service and manufacturing industry sectors, in both private and public settings, the journal has become a widely respected resource in a complex and increasingly important field in business management.
Methodologically, IJOPM covers the full range of empirically-based modes of enquiry using appropriate research frameworks, provided they demonstrate generic insights of significant value to the management of operations. Work that is purely algorithmic in nature is unlikely to meet this criterion and is likely to be more suitable to a journal in the management sciences or operational research. The journal encourages mixed methods of enquiry where appropriate and valuable in generating research insights. Irrespective of the mode of enquiry or methods used, the key issues are clarity in how the study has been carried out and rigor in the application of methods. Please note that any contribution should be based on good theoretical grounded framework as well be explicitly contributing to theory.
Operations Management is defined broadly and includes the fields of supply chain and distribution management. Research studies in other topics including Product Design, Innovation, Technology Management, Information Systems, Business Strategy, Organizational Behaviour and Marketing, which have a strong operations focus and/or clear relevance and potential impact on the management of operations, may also be considered for publication in some instances.
IJOPM articles can include:
Focused Special Issues are published on topics that are particularly relevant to current issues, research themes, practice or wider socio-economic issues. The Special Issue Editor should be consulted in the first instance regarding a Special Issue proposal. It is worth noting that IJOPM greatly welcomes new and innovative Special Issue proposals.
The international team of editorial advisers insists that material published in the journal is of value to the practicing manager as well as the academic community. With contributions from both academics and professionals working in the field, the journal's content is relevant to current needs, offering specific guidance and problem-solving in key areas.
The scope of the Journal covers all aspects of operations management: manufacturing and service, profit and non-for-profit, including, but not limited to, the topics listed below.
International Journal of Operations & Production Management is available as part of an online subscription to the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Emerald Operations, Logistics & Quality eJournals Collection page.
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