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Mapping the Operations and Supply Chain Management field: a journal governance perspective

Burgess, T., Grimshaw, Paul, Huaccho Huatuco, L. and Shaw, N. 2017. Mapping the Operations and Supply Chain Management field: a journal governance perspective. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 37 (7) , pp. 898-926. 10.1108/IJOPM-01-2016-0043

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The paper addresses the research questions: how do the interlocking editorial advisory boards (EABs) of operations and supply chain (OSCM) journals map out the field’s diverse academic communities and how demographically diverse is the field and its communities? The study applies Social Network Analysis to web-based editorial advisory board data for 38 journals listed under Operations Management in the 2010 ABS academic journal quality guide. Members of editorial advisory boards of the 38 journals are divided in to seven distinct communities which are mapped to the field’s knowledge structures and further aggregated in to a core and periphery of the network. A burgeoning community of supply chain management (SCM) academics forms the core along with those with more traditional interests. Male academics affiliated to USA institutions and to business schools predominate in the sample. A new strand of research is opened up connecting journal governance networks to knowledge structures in the OSCM field. OM is studied separately from its reference and associated disciplines. The use of the ABS list might attract comments that the study has an implicit European perspective - however we do not believe this to be the case. The study addresses the implications of the lack of diversity for the practice of OM as an academic discipline. As the first study of its kind, i.e. SNA of editorial advisory board members of OSCM journals, this study marks out a new perspective and acts as a benchmark for the future.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Publisher: Emerald
ISSN: 0144-3577
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 17 November 2016
Date of Acceptance: 3 November 2016
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 02:15

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