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Cultural Research in the Production and Operations Management Field

Richard Metters, Texas A&M University, USA, rmetters@tamu.edu Donna Marshall, University College Dublin, Ireland, Mark Pagell, University College Dublin, Ireland,
 
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Richard Metters, Donna Marshall and Mark Pagell (2019), "Cultural Research in the Production and Operations Management Field", Foundations and Trends® in Technology, Information and Operations Management: Vol. 13: No. 1-2, pp 1-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/0200000054

Publication Date: 29 Nov 2019
© 2019 R. Metters, D. Marshall and M. Pagell
 
Subjects
International operations,  Supply chain management
 

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In this article:
1. Introduction
2. The Role of OM in World Trade: The Need for OM Cultural Research
3. Current Culture Research: Overview
4. Methodological Review: The Numerical Approaches to Cultural Research of Hofstede, Trompenaars, and the GLOBE Study
5. Methodological Review: Ethnography
6. Main Focus Areas of Cultural Research in Operations Management
7. Comparative International Studies in OM
8. Endogenous Culture: Organizational Culture Literature Review
9. Summary and Conclusions
Appendices
References

Abstract

We summarize and categorize Operations Management (OM) research on two inter-related types of “culture”: exogenous, or national culture and endogenous, or organizational culture. OM cultural research is far less than one percent of total OM research. We posit that of that small amount, much of OM cultural research is based on numerical approaches that have questionable validity. Qualitative work is highlighted. In addition to being a guide for research, this article is meant to provide substantive examples for teaching the importance of culture in OM.

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Table of contents:
1. Introduction
2. The Role of OM in World Trade: The Need for OM Cultural Research
3. Current Culture Research: Overview
4. Methodological Review: The Numerical Approaches to Cultural Research of Hofstede, Trompenaars, and the GLOBE Study
5. Methodological Review: Ethnography
6. Main Focus Areas of Cultural Research in Operations Management
7. Comparative International Studies in OM
8. Endogenous Culture: Organizational Culture Literature Review
9. Summary and Conclusions
Appendices
References

Cultural Research in the Production and Operations Management Field

Cultural Research in Production and Operations Management explores the operations management literature in national culture and organizational culture and points the way for increasing the breadth of the OM field by incorporating this perspective. In addition to being a guide for research, this monograph provides substantive examples for teaching the importance of culture in OM.

 
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