Title: Operations management in transitional countries

Authors: Jaidee Motwani, Sunil Babbar, Sameer Prasad

Addresses: Seidman School of Business, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapid, MI 49504, USA. Department of Information Technology and Operations Management, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA. Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190–1790, USA

Abstract: As countries of the former Soviet Block make the transition from state control to market economies, changes in the industrial sector and the management of operations there are imperative. This paper undertakes a comprehensive review of the operations literature on transitional economies and classifies the publications by topical area. It finds the areas of distribution and work measurement to be more important in the case of economies in transition than in other economies. On the other hand, purchasing received lesser attention in the research on transition economies. Findings from the research literature on transitional economies are presented and research methodologies explored. Future research directions are also provided.

Keywords: transitional countries; operations management; research trends and findings.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2001.002936

International Journal of Technology Management, 2001 Vol.21 No.5/6, pp.586-603

Published online: 08 Jul 2003 *

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