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Toward a Comprehensive OSCM Research Methodology: The Role of Design Science

Mehrdokht Pournader, Norma Harrison

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2017

Abstract

Research in Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) field is widespread and applied to various sectors of industry and services. Despite its benefits, the diversity of the worldviews of OSCM research applications and the preferences regarding the choice of methodologies by the researchers sometimes cause unnecessary complexities in converging these efforts toward advancing theory and practice. It has been argued that the application of multi-methods could facilitate obtaining a common ground through which OSCM researchers could make more effective and robust contributions in binding theory and practice. There is, however, a lack of a unifying research methodology so that OSCM research ..

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