Mapping of Themes Pertaining to Operations Management: a Refined Analysis Based on the Perceptions of Researchers, Lecturers and Practitioners
An article published in the REGE journal in 2013 proposed a mapping of Operations Management themes from the editorial space provided in major journals and conference proceedings in the area. Based on this proposal, the present study conducted a survey to capture the importance assigned to those themes by researchers, teachers and practitioners and the way in which they categorize such themes. A factor analysis of the responses resulted in nine factors, seven of which have a composition structure for their variables that is very similar to that of the article published in the proceedings. Thus, the results obtained herein confirm and refine the mapping previously obtained, providing a further step in the discussion of themes relevant to the area of Operations Management.