Centre for Process Excellence and Innovation

Useful Links

CPEI researchers actively engage with a range of associations and journals in the field of empirical Operations Management and Industry Studies. Below are some useful links to related associations and journals.

Associations

  • Industry Studies Association

    The Industry Studies Association draws members from many academic disciplines around shared research interests concerning industries and non-profit activities. It was created by scholars affiliated with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Industry Studies Program, which started in 1990. The creation of the Association was motivated by a widely shared conviction that the impact of academic research concerning industry can be enhanced by communication across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The Association's mission is to advance industry studies scholarship by facilitating the exchange of ideas among members and between members and the general public.

    Whatever their academic discipline, Industry Studies Association members find value in basing their scholarship on the kind of significant personal investment that is necessary to develop deep understanding of the market and firm institutions related to the industries that they study. Often this investment involves direct interaction with industry practitioners as well as observation at the firm, plant, or establishment level.

    Visit the Industry Studies Association website
  • EurOMA

    EurOMA is an international network of academics and practitioners from around the world who have a common interest in the continuing development of Operations Management. EurOMA is a European-based network with rapidly growing international links, whereby members can share their ideas, knowledge, and experience. It is a communication network that bridges the gap between research and practice. Together with its American counterpart POMS (Production and Operations Management Society) and JOMSA (Japanese Operations Management and Strategy Association) in Asia, EurOMA is working towards extending the arena of OM throughout the world by bringing the professionals in the field closer together. In the spirit of networking, EurOMA maintains reciprocal links to other groups that are actively involved in OM.

    Visit the EurOMA website
  • POMS

    The Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is an international professional organisation representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. The purposes of the Society are:
    • to extend and integrate knowledge that contributes to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management (POM);
    • to disseminate information on POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organisations, national and local governments, and the general public; and
    • to promote the improvement of POM and its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organisations throughout the world
    Visit the POMS website
  • RADMA

    In 1967 a research unit dedicated to studies in the management of research and development was established at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK. In 1969 a decision was taken to launch, in conjunction with Basil Blackwell of Oxford, a new - and the first in Europe - publication dedicated to the area of research and development. The R&D Management Journal was formed in 1970. RADMA (Research and Development MAnagement) subsequently emerged as a means of encouraging personal subscriptions to the journal and later, more widely, as a support for the field in general.

    RADMA has supported many other activities relevant to the field of research, technology and innovation management, such as conferences, workshops and summer schools; for example, the pioneering European Summer School in Doctoral Management with the EISAM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) academic programme. Finance has also been provided to students at the Masters and Doctoral programme level and for research in a number of universities.

    As a result of these activities, RADMA was granted charitable status in 2003. Its objectives were agreed as the promotion and advancement of education in all aspects relating to the undertaking of research and development management by:
    1. the dissemination of results of any research undertaken by the publication of journals, books, articles and the provision of courses, workshops and conferences or any other charitable means in furtherance of the objectives of the Charity; and
    2. the sponsorship of students undertaking such research.
    To achieve these objectives RADMA is promoting a variety of initiatives and will continue to do so in the future. It also welcomes and encourages any interested parties who may have suggestions or requirements for support that can be embraced within the objectives of the Charity.

    Visit the RADMA website
  • Cambridge

    Within Cambridge, CPEI researchers collaborate with a range of other research centres and departments work on common research interests. Most importantly, these are the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), the UK-IRC and the Engineering Design Centre (EDC).

Journals

  • Journal of Operations Management

    The mission of Journal of Operations Management is to publish original, high quality, operations management empirical research that will have a significant impact on OM theory and practice. Regular articles accepted for publication in JOM must have clear implications for operations managers based on one or more of a variety of rigorous research methodologies. JOM also publishes insightful meta-analyses of the OM literature, conceptual/theoretical studies with clear implications for practice, comments on past articles, studies concerning the OM field itself, and other such matters relevant to OM.

    Visit the Journal of Operations Management website
  • Journal of Product Innovation Management

    The Journal of Product Innovation Management is the leading academic journal devoted to the latest research, theory, and practice in new product and service development. It is published six times a year, and is one of the important benefits of being a member of PDMA.

    In every facet of product innovation, Journal of Product Innovation Management advances management practice by offering both theoretical structures and practical techniques. The Journal is at the cutting edge of academic theory and effective management practice for both the internal and external environment of the organisation and offers managers, academics and students innovative, informative and thought-provoking reading.

    International contributors to the Journal include academics from management, engineering, and the sciences, practicing managers, and consultants, among others. Their expertise provides a wide range of stimulating and innovative thought from both academia and the corporate world.

    Visit the Journal of Product Innovation Management website
  • Journal of Supply Chain Management

    The mission of the Journal of Supply Chain Management is to be the journal of choice among supply chain management scholars across disciplines, by attracting high-quality, high-impact behavioural research focusing on theory building and empirical methodologies.

    Visit the Journal of Supply Chain Management website
  • Production and Operations Management Journal

    The mission of Production and Operations Management is to serve as the flagship research journal in operations management in manufacturing and services.

    The journal publishes scientific research into the problems, interest, and concerns of managers who manage product and process design, operations, and supply chains. It covers all topics in product and process design, operations, and supply chain management and welcomes papers using any research paradigm.

    Visit the Production and Operations Management website
  • R&D Management

    R&D Management publishes articles which address the interests of both practising managers and academic researchers in R&D and innovation management. Covering the full range of topics in research, development, design and innovation, and related strategic and human resource issues - from exploratory science to commercial exploitation - articles also examine social, economic and environmental implications.

    Visit the R&D Management website

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