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Researching operations management

Author: Karlsson, Christer Publisher: Routledge 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 322 p. : Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780415990554Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index Next title: Research methods for operations management
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Researching Operations Management Contents Acknowledgements List of contributors ix x 1 Introduction to the Book Christer Karlsson Cheer Overview 1 1.1 Introduction 2 1.2 How to Use the Book 3 1.3 Plan of the Book 3 2 Researching Operations Management Christer Karlsson Chapter Overview 6 2.1 What is Operations Management? 7 2.2 Characteristics of Good Operations Management Research 13 2.3 Research as Contribution to Knowledge 15 2.4 Building the Research Contribution 20 2.5 Research Needs and Quality 25 2.6 Research Ethics and Ethics for Researchers 26 2.7 Characteristics of Good Research Presentation 28 2 . 8 Getting Published 31 2.9 Analysing Research and Research Contribution 34 2.10 Summary 35 References and Bibliography 39 3 Introduction to Research Methodology in Operations Management Simon Croom 1 6 42 Chapter Overview 42 3.1 An Overview of the Research Process--a Seven-stage Model 43 3.2 The Nature of Operations Management Research 46 3.3 Structured Literature Review 48 3.4 Research Methodology 60 3.5 Qualitative and Quantitative Methods 66 3.6 Methods 67 3.7 Positioning Operations Management Research Methods 70 3. 8 Ensuring Quality and Evaluating Your Research 73 3.9 In Conclusion--Thinking about the Three Main Elements of Research Design 78 3.10 Summary 80 References and Bibliography 81 4 Surveys Cipriano Forza Chapter Overview 84 4.1 Introduction 84 4.2 The Survey Research Process 98 4.3 What is Needed Prior to Survey Research Design 100 4.4 How a Survey should be Designed 113 4.5 Pilot Testing the Questionnaire 129 4.6 Survey Execution 141 4.7 Data Analysis and Interpretation of Results 143 4.8 What Information should be Reported in Articles 150 4.9 Summary 150 References and Bibliography 155 5 Case Research in Operations Management Chris Voss Chapter Overview 162 5.1 Introduction 162 5.2 When to Use Case Research 164 5.3 The Research Framework, Constructs and Questions 166 5.4 Choosing Cases 170 5.5 Developing Research Instruments and Protocols 174 5.6 Conducting the Field Research 175 5.7 Reliability and Validity in Case Research 181 5.8 Data Documentation and Coding 181 5.9 Analysis 184 162 84 5.10 Summary 189 References and Bibliography 192 6 Longitudinal Field Studies Pär Åhlström and Christer Karlsson Chapter Overview 196 6.1 Introduction to the Longitudinal Field Study 197 6.2 Setting up the Longitudinal Field Study 200 6.3 Setting up the Longitudinal Field Study as Clinical Research 208 6.4 Collecting Data in the Longitudinal Field Study 211 6.5 Analysing Longitudinal Field Data 216 6.6 Building Theory from Longitudinal Field Studies 221 6.7 Evaluating Theory from Longitudinal Field Studies 225 6.8 Examples of Important Longitudinal Studies 230 6.9 Summary 231 References and Bibliography 232 7 Action Research Paul Coughlan and David Coghlan Chapter Overview 236 7.1 Introduction 236 7.2 Action in Operations: See the Layout, Hunt the System 237 7.3 What is Action Research? 238 7.4 What is Needed Before Entering into Action Research 243 7.5 Designing an Action Research Project 245 7.6 Implementing Action Research 247 7.7 Meta Learning 252 7.8 Action Research Skills 255 7.9 Generating Theory through Action Research 257 7.10 Quality in Action Research 258 7.11 Writing an Action Research Dissertation 259 7.12 Conclusions 260 7.13 Summary 260 References and Bibliography 262 8 Modelling and Simulation J. Will M. Bertrand and Jan C. Fransoo Chapter Overview 265 8.1 Introduction 265 265 236 196 8.2 Origins and Development of Model-based Research in Operations Management 267 8.3 Methodologies in Quantitative Modelling 274 8.4 How to Conduct Quantitative Research in Operations Management 279 8.5 Relevante 302 8.6 Summary 303 References and Bibliography 303 9 Concluding Remarks Christer Karlsson Chapter Overview 307 9.1 Key Messages from the Book 308 9.2 Summary of Learning from the Chapters--a Brief Overview 308 9.3 Choosing and Combining Approaches--Triangulation in Methods 312 9.4 Implementing Good Practices 314 9.5 Generalization into Different Management Areas--Beyond Operations Management 315 9.6 A Contract with Science--a Researcher Ethic 316 9.7 Summary 316 References and Bibliography 317 Index 307 318

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