Calls for papers


International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Challenges and Advances in Management and Production Engineering"

Guest Editors:
Professor Carolina Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Professor J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Presently, we live a time in which there is a vast amount of uncertainty and ambiguity about the direction in which organisations are moving. While many advances have been made in understanding the complexity of manufacturing/production engineering, the social and organisational context remains problematical. Interdisciplinary perspectives to further our knowledge and understanding of the development of manufacturing/production engineering and related change processes and work practices are needed. They will contribute to a better integration and interrelationship among organisations, management and employees’ needs in order to increase efficiency, productivity and profitability.

This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to management, human resource management and production/manufacturing engineering in competitive and strategic organisations.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following aspects:
  • Human resource management
  • Culture and organisational behaviour
  • Communication, participation and involvement
  • Work changes
  • Matching human and technological needs
  • The impact of production/manufacturing technology on organisational structures
  • Production engineering/management
  • Financial engineering/management
  • Strategic management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary management
  • Decision analysis
  • Sustainable management
  • Operations strategy and planning
  • Statistical methods

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission: 31 December 2013