Proposed Topics for the Research Project Sr # 1 Topic The relationships between organizational commitment, trust in management and operational performance: A Case of XYZ Industry/Sector The relationships between sound human resource practices and perceived organizational/operational performance: A Case of XYZ Industry/Sector Organizational Networking in Pakistani Firms Importance of Trade-Offs In Operations Strategy What is Poor Management? – A Review of Literature Developing a Framework to Measure Cost of Poor Management: A Case of XYZ Industry/Sector Identification of the Key Performance Indicators of XYX Manufacturing Sector/Industry Identification of Key Supply Chain Strategies in Pakistani XYX Industry Latest Trends in Global Manufacturing Industry – A Review of Literature Linking Operation Management to Project Management – A Review of Literature Linking Operation Management to Management – A Review of Literature Manufacturing Strategy – A Literature Review Identification of Key Knowledge Areas in Operations/Production/SCM Management Comparison of Course outlines of Operations The Impact of [Selected] HR Practices on [Perceived] Organizational Performance The Impact of Quality Management Practices on Supply Chain Performance NOTE: in “XYZ Industry/Sector”, take that industry or sector in which you are working or with which you are familiar or for which data collection will be easier. You can also develop your own topic as per your interest and relevance to the Course. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Proposed Research Methodology Baird, Harrison, & Reeve (2004) Baird, Harrison, & Reeve (2004) Park & Luo (2001) Anderson, Cleveland & Schroeder (1989) Flynn, Schroeder, & Sakakibara. (1995) Flynn, Schroeder, & Sakakibara. (1995) Sample Papers & Research Methodologies are available in the “Past” and “Current” issues of the following journals. The papers can be downloaded from the University computer lab: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1937-5956 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1097-0266 http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/ijopm http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-operations-management/ http://par.sagepub.com/ http://bpr.sagepub.com/ http://abr.sagepub.com/ http://bas.sagepub.com/ References: 1. 2. 3. 4. Baird, K. M., Harrison, G. L., & Reeve, R. C. (2004). Adoption of activity management practices: a note on the extent of adoption and the influence of organizational and cultural factors. Management Accounting Research, 15(4), 383-399. Park, S. H., & Luo, Y. (2001). Guanxi and organizational dynamics: Organizational networking in Chinese firms. Strategic management journal, 22(5), 455-477. Anderson, J. C., Cleveland, G., & Schroeder, R. G. (1989). Operations strategy: a literature review. Journal of Operations Management, 8(2), 133-158. Flynn, B. B., Schroeder, R. G., & Sakakibara, S. (1995). The impact of quality management practices on performance and competitive advantage. Decision Sciences, 26(5), 659-691.