The scholarly exchange of knowledge in Operations Management

Kevin Linderman, Aravind Chandrasekaran

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A number of studies have investigated the quality of journals in Operations Management. This research steps back from these studies and investigates the exchange of ideas within Operations Management journals and between other management disciplines (Management, Marketing, and Finance) during the last decade (1998-2007). Journal citation metrics provide a measure for the exchange of scholarly ideas. Operations Management (OM) journals show a willingness to cross-pollinate ideas with other management disciplines. But, they also tend to have a higher level of self citations and lower level of within discipline citation exchanges when compared to other management disciplines. As a result, Operations Management journals may reflect methodological silos in the field that could potentially dampen scholarly exchange. In general, increasing the diversity of scholarly exchanges within Operations Management, and conducting more cross-disciplinary research with other management disciples should improve the scholarly development of Operations Management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-366
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Operations Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010


  • Citation analysis
  • Citation exchange among disciplines
  • Co-citations interpretive methods
  • Inter-disciplinary
  • Knowledge


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