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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kovács, Gyöngyi
dc.contributor.author Kuula, Markku
dc.contributor.author Seuring, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Blome, Constantin
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-26T07:12:08Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-26T07:12:08Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-07
dc.identifier.citation Kovács , G , Kuula , M , Seuring , S & Blome , C 2020 , ' Operations adding value to society ' , International Journal of Operations And Production Management , vol. 40 , no. 9 , pp. 1293-1299 . https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-09-2020-832 en
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/102763
dc.description Export Date: 10 December 2020 Correspondence Address: Kovács, G.; Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute), Hanken School of EconomicsFinland; email: kovacs@hanken.fi
dc.description.abstract Purpose The purpose of this article is to discuss the role of operations management in society. The article detects trends, raises critical questions to operations management research and articulates a research agenda to increase the value of such research in addressing societal problems. Design/methodology/approach This paper evaluates the papers presented at the EurOMA 2019 conference to detect trends and discuss the contributions of operations management research to society. It further goes to identify gaps in the research agenda. Findings The article finds several important streams of research in operations management: sustainable operations and supply chains, health care and humanitarian operations, innovation, digitalisation and 4.0, risk and resilience. It highlights new trends such as circular economy research and problematises when to stop implementing innovation and how to address and report their potential failure. Importantly, it shows how it is not just a question of offshoring vs reshoring but of constant change in manufacturing that operations management addresses. Originality/value The article highlights not just novel research areas but also gaps in the research agenda where operations management seeks to add value to society. en
dc.format.extent 7
dc.format.extent 1293-1299
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Emerald
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Operations And Production Management en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 40, issue 9 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title Operations adding value to society en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Hanken School of Economics
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy
dc.contributor.department University of Kassel
dc.contributor.department University of Sussex
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202102262052
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/IJOPM-09-2020-832
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