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The Crucial Importance of Production and Operations Management Author(s): Charles G. Andrew and George A. Johnson Source: The Academy of Management Review, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 143-147 Published by: Academy of Management Stable URL: . Accessed: 22/10/2013 05:14
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?Academy of Management Review 1982, Vol. 7, No. 1, 143-147


Crucial Importance of Production and Operations Management
CHARLES G. ANDREW University of Hartford GEORGE A. JOHNSON University of Connecticut
The history of the recent decline of production and operations management (POM) in academic importance is traced. POM's fundamental importance as a functional area is argued on the basis of four criteria: (1) centrality in organizations; (2) share of organizational resources; (3) pervasiveness in industrial society; and (4) significance in social change.

AACSB has tried unsuccessfully for several years to prepare and adopt a more explicit statement of interpretation for the production management segment of Curriculum Standard IVa. The Assembly is by no means alone in…...

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