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OPIM 612 Research Methodology in Operations Management Select Term:
The primary objective of this course is to investigate how managerial issues are identified, defined, conceptualized, modeled, and solved in order to make sound decisions that will improve operational efficiency and effectiveness of a firm. The tetrahedron of managerial situation - conceptual model - formal model - decision and its connecting processes conceptualization - modeling - solving - implementation? will be discussed through different examples, including the areas of inventory management, performance management, business networking, strategy formulation, group decision making, consensus formation, and project selection. Also to be discussed are equivalent formulations and modeling for higher computational efficiency in obtaining solutions and better representativeness of managerial situation. While presenting these examples the underlying ontological and epistemological assumptions will also be discussed in terms of their implications for the advancement of knowledge in the area of operations management.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 12
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -