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.
The Management of Technology Department seeks 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.
Professor Cheryl Gaimon
Georgia Institute of Technology
Terrence August, University of California at San Diego
Sulin Ba, University of Connecticut
Elliot Bendoly, Ohio State University
Janice Carrillo, University of Florida
Raul Chao, University of Virginia
Sarv Devaraj, University of Notre Dame
Manpreet Hora, Georgia Institute of Technology
Moren Lévesque, York University
S. Rajagopalan, University of Southern California
Karthik Ramachandran, Georgia Institute of Technology
Glen Schmidt, University of Utah
Jeff Stratman, University of Utah
D. J. Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology