Towards a contingency theory of Operations Management

Harry Boer, Henrike Engele Elisabeth Boer, Krisztina Demeter, Levente Szász

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This paper presents an analysis of papers addressing relationships between context, OM practice and performance, published in IJOPM and JOM over the last 25 years. The analysis suggest that the field is highly scattered, still quite immature, but growing. Suggestions for further analysis of existing, and directions for future, research are formulated, aimed at furthering the development of OM contingency theory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInspiring Operations Management
EditorsNigel Caldwell, Amos Haniff
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational EurOMA Conference: Inspiring Operations Management - Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jul 20175 Jul 2017
Conference number: 24


ConferenceInternational EurOMA Conference
LocationHeriot Watt University
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • contingency theory
  • OM practices
  • performance
  • literature review

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