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GMRG survey research in operations management

D. Clay Whybark (Kenan‐Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina ‐ Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 July 1997


The Global Manufacturing Research Group (GMRG) is an informal group of researchers conducting operations management research throughout the world. Describes aspects of their survey research on manufacturing practices. Presents the background of the project, a bit about the group itself, and specifics on getting involved in the group. Presents the principles which guided the first and second rounds of the GMRG global survey and the theory underlying their survey instrument and its revision. Finally, provides several details of the research methodology and some of the research findings.



Clay Whybark, D. (1997), "GMRG survey research in operations management", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 17 No. 7, pp. 686-696.




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