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The Crucial Importance of Production and Operations Management

Charles G. Andrew and George A. Johnson
The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 7, No. 1 (Jan., 1982), pp. 143-147
Published by: Academy of Management
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/257260
Page Count: 5
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Abstract

The history of the recent decline of production and operations management (POM) in academic importance is traced. POM's fundamental importance as a functional area is argued on the basis of four criteria: (1) centrality in organizations; (2) share of organizational resources; (3) pervasiveness in industrial society; and (4) significance in social change.

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