Field research in operations and supply chain management

Nicole Dehoratius, Elliot Rabinovich

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This article highlights the contribution of field research to the generation of operations and supply chain management theory. We summarize the papers included in this special issue while emphasizing the value of research that offers rich descriptions of operating practices. The specific articles included in this volume illustrate how field based observations and a deep understanding of the operating phenomenon can benefit both the development of theory and the advancement of management practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Operations Management
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Case studies
  • Data analysis
  • Empirical
  • Ethnography
  • Field research
  • Field study
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Methodology
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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