Production functions or governance structures: operations stategy within the firm
Since the early work of Skinner, much has been written on operations strategy; but managersstill do not appear to carry out the actions in the practice of operations management. Thispaper is motivated by this issue, and in order to respond to this issue we will first decide howwe will conceptualise the organization in which operations function performs. It is possibleto think of the organization as a productive function, and this may ground one approach tostrategizing within the operations function. An alternative perspective conceptualises the firmas a governance structure, and in this form, the process of strategizing within the operationsfunction is problematic.This paper reviews the alternative perspective, based heavily on the resource based view ofthe firm, and uses material based on the experiences of an Australian company to illustrateaspects of strategizing within the operations function.
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|Authors:||Hyland, P. W ; Jenkins, R. J|
|Other Persons:||Davis, D (contributor) ; Jenkins, R (contributor)|
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
|Type of publication:||Other|
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