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Listen to the Editors, March episode

  • 1.  Listen to the Editors, March episode

    Posted 04-10-2020 16:33
    Dear listeners,

    I am publishing the March 2020 episode of Listen to the Editors. Unfortunately, we are 10 days into April... Sorry for the delay in the publication.

    The episode is available immediately on Apple Podcasts and Podcast Addict. Spotify users should wait another 24 hours before it gets online at that platform.

    Please find the show notes below:

    This is Listen to the Editors, a series of interviews with journal editors to unveil the trends in research for Operations and Supply Chain Management.

    In this episode, we are interviewing the department editors for the Journal of Operations Management (JOM), John Gray and Gopesh Anand.

    The host for this show is Iuri Gavronski, Associate Professor for the Graduate Program in Business for the UNISINOS Jesuit University.

    Show outline (and timestamps):

    (0:40) What does a department editor do?
    (1:41) The editors present themselves.
    (2:58) What is the focus of the Strategy and Organization department?
    (5:34) What is the trend in Operations Strategy research?
    (10:42) Using archival data for Operations Strategy research.
    (17:27) Combining empirical and analytical approaches.
    (20:30) What types of experiments Operations Strategy research should hold?
    (23:52) Difficulties in training PhD students in empirical and analytical research.
    (29:11) When is a paper assigned to a department?
    (30:25) Grounds for desk rejection at the department editor level.
    (33:1) The link between associate editors and department editors.
    (37:30) How department editors manage the day-to-day operations of their department?
    (39:47) What is the share of the department?
    (41:30) Speed vs. reliability of the papers published in the journal (a.k.a., relevance vs. rigour).
    (42:52) How will JOM respond to covid-19?
    (44:58) Two extremes: papers well done that do not say anything and papers poorly written: editor's advice.
    (46:13) What to do when you have papers in different journals that are too alike to raise concern.
    (51:53) The role of the cover letter in potential ethical issues in the paper.

    Listen to the editors is an initiative of the Operations and Supply Chain Management division of the Academy of Management. We post our interviews monthly in our division website. You can discuss any of the topics of this episode using our interactive tool,

    Using the discussion section of our site, you can also post suggestions for questions, journal editors you would like to hear from, and requests for clarifications.

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    Website for the Journal:

    Papers cited in this episode:

    Anand, G., & Gray, J. V. (2017). Strategy and organization research in operations management. Journal of Operations Management, 53-56(1), 1-8.

    Editors' Bios:

    Dr. Gray's research has been published in top multi-disciplinary management journals, including Decision Sciences, Management Science and Organization Science; and top operations and supply chain journals, including the Journal of Operations Management, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, and Production and Operations Management. His research has received several awards. In 2018, one of his papers was awarded the Jack Meredith Best Paper award as the best paper published in the Journal of Operations Management during the calendar year 2017. In 2013, another paper on global food supply chains received the Emerald Citations of Excellence award, recognizing its impact. Two of his papers were awarded the OM Division's Chan Hahn best paper award at the Academy of Management conference (2012 and 2014). Within Fisher, he was named to the inaugural class of Dean's Faculty Fellows, a distinction he held from 2014-2017. He has also received substantial external funding. He is currently co-PI of a $1.7 million contract with the FDA awarded October 2019. He is also a member of a team developing pharmaceutical quality scorecards for the FDA as part of a major grant subaward received in December 2017.

    In addition to service to his department and the university, he serves as a department editor for the Journal of Operations Management's Strategy and Organization Department and a senior editor for Production and Operations Management's Industry Studies and Public Policy Department (for which he was awarded Outstanding Senior Editor in 2017). Among his service to professional societies, he completed in August 2018 a five-year leadership role for the Academy of Management's OSCM Division. For this service, in August 2018 he received the division's Distinguished Service award. He is serving as a program chair for the Industry Studies Association from 2019-2022.

    Dr. Gopesh Anand is the Academic Director, Operations Management, Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2019 to present, and Assistant and Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2006 to present.

    He is the Co-Editor, Strategy & Organization Department, Journal of Operations Management, 2017 to present, Senior Editor and Reviewer, Production and Operations Management Society Journal, 2013 to present, Associate Editor and Reviewer, Decision Science Journal, 2011 to present.

    Dr. Gopesh's research interests are Operations Strategy and Continuous Improvement.


    Background music:
    "Night & Day" by Dee Yan-Key is licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA

    2020-03-18 - Episode 013

    Iuri Gavronski
    Associate Professor
    UNISINOS Jesuit University