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dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Mark
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Ron
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Andrew J.
dc.contributor.authorRowlands, Hefin
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-21T14:54:51Z
dc.date.available2016-01-21T14:54:51Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationFrancis, M., Fisher, R., Thomas, A.J. and Rowlands, H. (2014) 'Meanings of Value in Logistics and Operations Management', International Journal of Production Research, 52 (22), pp.6576-6589.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0020-7543
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7558
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Production Research, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2014.903349en_US
dc.description.abstractWe investigate the current conception of ‘value’ within the production-oriented disciplines of purchasing and supply, logistics and operations management. The research design entails a four-step content analysis of peer-reviewed journal articles drawn from these disciplines. Based upon the application of this method, we found that the conception of value within these production-oriented disciplines is subject to a considerable interpretive viability issue. Our findings suggest four contributory factors to this issue: a lack of theoretical rigour; a lack of definitional rigour; a plethora of [undefined] value-related terms in circulation within the field; and a large variety of linguistic usages of these terms, with ‘value’ being used as a verb, adjective and noun. This has profound implications as it throws into question much extant research in this field. How, for example, is it possible to effectively study something that is inadequately defined? It also has significant practical implications, as how is it possible to design an effective or efficient production system or supply chain premised upon the principle of value if none of the actors have a common understanding or consensus of what value is?en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Groupen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Production Research
dc.subjectValueen_US
dc.subjectContent analysisen_US
dc.subjectPurchasingen_US
dc.subjectLogisticsen_US
dc.subjectOperational Managementen_US
dc.subjectInterpretive viabilityen_US
dc.titleThe meaning of ‘value’ in purchasing, logistics and operations managementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2014.903349
dc.date.dateAccepted2014-03-05


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