Business education in operations management

Lane, Richard and Tamaschke, Rick (2003). Business education in operations management. In: D. Davis and R. Jenkins, Proceedings of the ANZAM 2003 Operations Management Symposium. ANZAM 2003 Operations Management Symposium, Sydney, Australia, (105-119). 12-13 June 2003.

Author Lane, Richard
Tamaschke, Rick
Title of paper Business education in operations management
Conference name ANZAM 2003 Operations Management Symposium
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 12-13 June 2003
Proceedings title Proceedings of the ANZAM 2003 Operations Management Symposium
Place of Publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher University of Technology
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 1-8635-708-8
Editor D. Davis
R. Jenkins
Start page 105
End page 119
Total pages 15
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper examines trends in the practice of Operations Management and in teaching the field in major Business Schools. Operations Management has been defined as the design and management of transformation processes that create value for society. The operations function is the one function directly involved in that transformation, and hence is directly responsible for the activities that justify the existence of the firm, both economically and as a value-creating organization in society. The top rated schools in Operations Management are the top-rated research-intensive Business Schools in the world. Operations Management is an area that has been undergoing rapid change in response to changes in business practices worldwide. It is at the heart of changes of which the AACSB report Management Education at Risk, August 2002 (p 20), comments of Business Schools in general: ‘With regard to global relevance (of Business Schools), the complex opportunities and challenges that emanate from the world scope of operations, outsourcing, supply chains, partnerships, and financial and consumer markets – all linked in real time through the Internet – are not reflected adequately in curricula and learning approaches.’ Products, and even services, depend increasingly on advanced technology. This is true globally and especially so for countries in South East and East Asia, from which Australian Universities draw a significant number of students. Services operations management has become much more important, while there are both educational and industrial needs in management science or operations research.
Subjects E1
350200 Business and Management
720403 Management
1503 Business and Management
Keyword Operations management
Q-Index Code E1

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