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Past, Present, and Future of Operations Science

Z Seyedghorban, Daniel Samson

POMS - Production and Operations Management Society | Published : 2018


The field of “operations science” has been developing and expanding quickly. It has been almost 70 years of scholarly communication in this filed; however, its research status remains unclear. To fill this gap, we conducted a scientometric meta-analytical research to quantitatively and qualitatively examine the body of “operations science” research. We used a science mapping tool to analyze over 65,000 refereed journal articles with over 700,000 references from 23 leading journals in which operations-related topics have been published since 1950. The underlying knowledge foundation and development of the field is investigated through a series of co-citation analyses applying quantitative ind..

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