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This paper contributes to, and links the areas of quality management and buyersupplier relationships. In doing so, we seek to address two broad research questions. To what extent do quality practices impact upon the various dimensions of quality performance, manufacturing performance and, in turn, business performance? To what extent is the relationship(More)
This paper is concerned with the discipline of Operations Management. The paper looks at the convergence and divergence of research in OM in Scandinavia, the US, and the UK. The three di!erent research traditions are described and analysed separately and then compared and contrasted. A short example is presented from the management of advanced technology(More)
Purpose – The need to make a “theoretical contribution” is a presumed mandate that permeates any researcher’s career in the Social Sciences, yet all too often this remains a source of confusion and frustration. The purpose of this paper is to reflect on, and further develops, the principal themes discussed in the “OM Theory” workshop in Dublin in 2011 and(More)
This paper is concerned with the discipline of Operations Management. The paper looks at the convergence and divergence of research in OM in Scandinavia, the US, and the UK. The three di!erent research traditions are described and analysed separately and then compared and contrasted. A short example is presented from the management of advanced technology(More)
Introduction In reviewing the impact of the broad set of manufacturing practices commonly known as world-class manufacturing, the degree to which their adoption and use is affected by national background emerges as a set of research questions. We have used data from the UK and Germany, two countries considered to represent extremes of manufacturing(More)
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