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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Production and Operations Management on Management of Technology

Jul 09 2015

Call for Papers
Special Issue of Production and Operations Management on 
Management of Technology
Guest Editor: Cheryl Gaimon, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
Deadline: October 1, 2015


The journal Production and Operations Management (POM) introduced the Management of Technology (MOT) Department in a special issue published in January-February 2008. Since that time, the department has published a large body of research to deepen our understanding of how innovations in science and technology have led to fundamental transformations in traditional intra and inter-organizational business practices resulting in the creation of new forms of competition, new business models, and accelerated globalization.

We are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for a second special issue of Production and Operations Management devoted to MOT. The goal for the special issue is to inspire and to highlight exciting new directions in MOT research. Consistent with this goal, the special issue will contain research papers as well as thought pieces written by leaders in the MOT research community from a variety of disciplines. Research papers will receive the normal review process but with accelerated review and revision cycles.

Scope and Topics

We seek contributions to the MOT domain that provide insights on how developments in science and technology drive organizations to rapidly design and implement business innovations leading to the successful launch of new products and services, new production and service creation processes, changes in the basic structure of extended supply chains, and changes in the delivery channels for consumer goods and services. We seek papers that assess and measure drivers of organizational performance including the environmental impact and the value of knowledge. Moreover, contributions to MOT are sought that recognize the importance of managing both internal resource capabilities (technology, workforce, processes and information) as well as external resource capabilities such as an organization’s network of collaborators, suppliers, complementers, partners and customers.

Given the multidisciplinary nature of MOT, while we seek papers that make a fundamental contribution to operations management, the research may also have relevance to other areas of management. For instance, MOT considers the behavioral as well as strategic implications of technology adoption. MOT considers how information technology impacts supply chain performance, the integration of product and process design, innovation capabilities, and overall operations performance. MOT research is relevant to both existing organizations as well as entrepreneurial enterprises. Moreover, we seek papers that provide meaningful managerial insights in a variety of service and manufacturing industries (including aerospace and airlines, automotive, banking and insurance, biotechnology and pharmaceutical, consulting, defense, electronics, energy, healthcare, hospitality, media, retail, software development, telecommunications and transportation) as well as in government and non-profit organizations. Lastly, we welcome research papers that make significant contributions to the MOT domain from a variety of perspectives including empirical, experimental, and optimization methodologies.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: October 1, 2015. Authors will be strongly encouraged to revise and resubmit their papers within three months. Acceptance will be made within two review cycles.

Submission Procedure
Please prepare the article following POM’s submission guidelines ( and submit the file online at the POM Manuscript Central site ( Please ensure that you select Cheryl Gaimon as the Departmental Editor and specify in your cover letter that the manuscript is for the special issue. Questions on this special issue can be sent to: 
Cheryl Gaimon (

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