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. 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.
Call for papers 3rd October 2016
Deadline for abstract 24th January 2017
Notification of acceptance 27th February 2017
Submission of final papers 18th April 2017
Doctoral workshop 1st – 2nd July 2017
EurOMA Main conference 3rd – 5th July 2017