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Operations Management Teaching: Establishing Content and Relevance to Practitioners

Doran, D., Hill, A., Brown, S., Aktas, E., Kuula, M. (2013) Operations Management Teaching: Establishing Content and Relevance to Practitioners. Industry and Higher Education, 27 (5). pp. 375-387. ISSN 0950-4222. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63420)

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Abstract

This paper explores the relevance to industry's needs of operations management (OM) teaching in higher education, by researching the content of OM modules delivered by UK academics and comparing the results of this research with the views of business practitioners having had first-hand experience of OM teaching on MBA programmes. To determine whether a gap exists in terms of the importance placed on key content areas, the views of OM academics and practitioners were empirically tested using an online survey instrument. The findings indicate that although there is a broad degree of cohesion among academics relating to module content there are gaps between academics and practitioners in terms of the relative importance of key content areas. Such differences are most evident with regard to supply chain management, capacity management, inventory control and lean production tools and techniques. In this regard, the results provide a backdrop for the development of this important subject discipline to ensure that what is taught in the lecture theatre is valued in the business environment

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Management Development, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Online Surveys, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Supply and Demand, Lecture Method, Administrator Attitudes, Self Employment, Graduates, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Work Experience, Employment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Desmond Doran
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 14:44 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 14:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63420 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Doran, D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6444-8758
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