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Management Science / Operations Research

In this discipline: 261,448 papers · 1,947 groups

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Management Science is concerned with developing and applying models and concepts that help to illuminate management issues and solve managerial problems. Operations Research deals with the application of advanced analytical methods to help make better decisions. Quantitative techniques such as linear programming and statistics are applied to managerial decision making.



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  1. Providing a complete portal to the world of case study research, the Fourth Edition of Robert K. Yin's bestselling text Case Study Research offers comprehensive coverage of the design and use of the case study method as a valid research tool. This…
  2. We define management innovation as the invention and implementation of a management practice, process, structure, or technique that is new to the state of the art and is intended to further organizational goals. Adopting an intraorganizational…
  3. The article discusses a process of business innovation known as open innovation and its relation to traditional business strategy. The competitive strategy developed by Michael Porter emphasized rivalry, buyer power, and barriers to entry as forces…
  4. This paper focuses on dynamic capabilities and, more generally, the resource-based view of the firm. We argue that dynamic capabilities are a set of specific and identifiable processes such as product development, strategic decision making, and…
  5. Defining ordinary or 'zero-level' capabilities as those that permit a firm to 'make a living' in the short term, one can define dynamic capabilities as those that operate to extend, modify or create ordinary capabilities. Logically, one can then…
  6. Undertaking a review of the literature is an important part of any research project. The researcher both maps and assesses the relevant intellectual territory in order to specify a research question which will further develop the knowledge base.…
  7. In this article, we attempt to distinguish between the properties of moderator and mediator variables at a number of levels. First, we seek to make theorists and researchers aware of the importance of not using the terms moderator and mediator…
  8. We explore the theoretical foundations of value creation in e-business by examining how 59 American and European e-businesses that have recently become publicly traded corporations create value. We observe that in e-business new value can be created…
  9. Integrated cost and schedule control (C/S) was introduced in the US more than a quarter of a century ago. However, traditional separated C/S is still one of the conspicuous problems in the Hong Kong construction industry. A paper evaluates the…

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