Applying the collective causal mapping methodology to operations management curriculum development

Hays, J, Bouzdine-Chameeva, T, Goldstein, S, Hill, A and Scavarda, A 2007, 'Applying the collective causal mapping methodology to operations management curriculum development', Decision Sciences, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 267-287.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Applying the collective causal mapping methodology to operations management curriculum development
Author(s) Hays, J
Bouzdine-Chameeva, T
Goldstein, S
Hill, A
Scavarda, A
Year 2007
Journal name Decision Sciences
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 267
End page 287
Total pages 21
Publisher Blackwell Publishing
Abstract Although the field of operations management has come a long way since its beginnings in scientific management, the field still appears somewhat amorphous and unstructured to many. Introductory operations management textbooks usually include a number of largely disjointed topics, which leave many students (and their instructors) without a coherent framework for understanding the field. As a result, the importance and sequencing of topics varies widely between courses and instructors, even within the same university. This article applies the newly developed Collective Causal Mapping Methodology to create a causal map for the entire field of operations management. The causal map is built on expert opinions collected from over 250 academics and practitioners representing many areas of expertise, schools, organizations, and countries. This collective causal map is then used to create a new framework for understanding and teaching operations management. This framework can aid instructors in determining which topics should be taught in an operations management course, how these topics might be grouped and sequenced, and the important interrelationships among the topics that should be stressed to students.
Subject Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Keyword(s) Casual Maps
Operations Management Pedagogy
Research Methods
Theory Building
DOI - identifier 10.1111/j.1540-4609.2007.00141.x
ISSN 1540-4595
Versions
Version Filter Type
Altmetric details:
Access Statistics: 224 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Wed, 22 Dec 2010, 10:15:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us