Title: Synergy between information and operations management

Authors: James K. Ho

Addresses: Information and Decision Sciences, College of Business Administration, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

Abstract: A viewpoint to demonstrate the synergy between the disciplines of information systems (IS) and operations management (OM) is presented. It serves not only to answer frequently asked questions from students as well as administrators as to why IS and OM are put under the same department. It can help enlighten prospective employers of our students why such synergy holds the key to competitive advantage for business in the Information Age.

Keywords: interdisciplinary synergy; information management; operations management; MIS; management information systems; information technology; SCM; supply chain management; e-commerce; electronic commerce.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2009.028854

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2009 Vol.3 No.1, pp.12 - 22

Received: 20 Feb 2009
Accepted: 15 Mar 2009

Published online: 09 Oct 2009 *

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