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Welcome to EurOMA 2017

The 24th EurOMA conference will be hosted by the Heriot-Watt University
from the 1st-5th July 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland


We invite you to EurOMA 2017 at Heriot-Watt University to engage with Operations Management that inspires, whether it inspires an industry or an organization, a leader or a worker, an OM teacher or a student. Our aim is to bring the International OM Community together to engage with OM at its most dynamic, creating wealth, creating benefits and creating opportunities.

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Inspiring Operations Management

We invite you to EurOMA 2017 at Heriot-Watt University to engage with Operations Management that inspires, whether it inspires an industry or an organization, a leader or a worker, an OM teacher or a student. Our aim is to bring the international OM community together to engage with OM at its most dynamic, creating wealth, creating benefits and creating opportunities.

What does inspiring operations management look like on the shop floor, on-line or in a boardroom? How does theory contribute to inspiring OM? What are inspiring OM practices? How can OM teaching be inspiring? We seek contributions whether left or right brain informed, where exceptional OM goes hand in hand with positive, humanistic concepts like inclusivity, social welfare, equality, personal growth and fulfilment. Legacy OM models often include people only in terms of surveillance, command and control; we seek forward, future oriented models that draw on more diverse perspectives. Operations management as a force for inspiration, for creativity, encouragement, vision, inventiveness and occasional brilliance – operations management that creates positive change in people and practices.

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This conference theme challenges the OM community to engage with OM as maximising opportunities rather than minimising opportunism. We seek to celebrate OM as a source of inspiration and optimism.

Our distinguished keynote speakers from industry and academia will offer inspiration from their own experiences. A special session will aim to consolidate the conference theme into mainstream OM. But apart from these organised inputs, you will be able to engage, debate, listen and share with like-minded colleagues in the social part of the program, including an unforgettable mix of Scottish culture and tradition.

Key Dates

Key dates

Call for Papers 3rd October 2016
Abstract Deadline 24th January 2017
Acceptance Notification 9th March 2017
Early bird registration 21st April 2017
Final paper submission 4th May 2017
Doctoral Workshop 1st – 2nd July 2017
EurOMA Conference 3rd – 5th July 2017
Site Visit 6th July 2017

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