Towards an integrated philosophical framework for operations management research

David L. Cooke, Thomas R. Rohleder

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Abstract

We propose a new philosophy for operations management research that effectively brings together the various perspectives about what operations management is and how it should be studied. We contrast this holistic philosophy with the tradition of many researchers, journals, and editorial review boards that attempt to segregate the discipline into smaller and potentially less useful domains. We consider debates concerning research paradigms, methods, and theory development and in the end show how the opposing views actually create a richer, more complete research philosophy for operations management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1531-1536
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Nov 22 2003Nov 25 2003

Other

Other34th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period11/22/0311/25/03

Keywords

  • Conceptual Methods
  • Research Framework
  • Research Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture

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