Operations Management Research Methods

Monday, January 22, 2007

some references for qualitative analysis

Golden-Biddle, K. & Locke, K., (1997), Composing Qualitative Research, California: Sage Publications

Richardson, L., (2000), Writing a Method of Inquiry, in Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y., Handbook of Qualitative Research, California: Sage

Woods, P., (1999), Successful Writing for Qualitative Researchers, London: Routledge.

Cassell, C.M. and Symon, G., (2004), Essential guide to qualitative methods in organizational research, London: Sage Publications.

Dey, I., (1993), Qualitative data analysis: a user friendly guide for social scientists, London: Routledge.

Miles, M. B. and Huberman, A. M., (1984), Qualitative Data Analysis: A Sourcebook of New Methods, Beverly Hills, CA: Sage.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

New JOM editor in chief's perspectives

The document describe the policy of the new editor in cheif of the Journal of Operations Management. Very interesting methodological discussion about what is in demand in operations management research: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/research/documents/Handfield.pdf

Multiple Hypothesis

As I have unedrstood having hypothesis is a kind of requirement for any empirically based research in Operations Management to be published in good journal these days. Most of the times the research tests multiple hypothsis. In addition introducing a construct and relashionship between the factors is essential. Just wanted to introduce one method of representing hypothesis with constructs and the relashipships. The picture could be helpful.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


I think one of the solution to bring the opeartion research methods and research closer to real life is to triangulate the OR research findings with other research methods like case study. I am researching this and hopefully write about it more later.

Paper suggestion

One of the very ew papers discussing the case study method in Operations Management. Highly recommended!

Building operations management theory through case and field researchJ Meredith - Journal of Operations Management, 1998 - ce.berkeley.edu

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Operations Research

Today Operations Research is not sufficiently equipted with research methods tools. Specially in comparison to research methods in Social Sciences, operational research is not suffuciently developted.


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