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An interview with Terry Hill, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK

An interview with Terry Hill, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK
An interview with Terry Hill, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK

Purpose: The aim of this series of papers is to offer key insights from eminent professors or practitioners within the field of Operations Management. This is the first of a series of interviews with "Operations Masters" and future contributions will include a range of inputs from manufacturing and services, private and public sectors. This series will provide an important contribution to the strategic importance of operations management in a range of settings.

Design/methodology/approach: An interview with Professor Terry Hill, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and a leading international figure in the field of operations management and operations strategy, conducted by Professor Steve Brown, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

Findings: Terry Hill explains that his motive when writing his seminal book Manufacturing Strategy in 1985, which built on the work of Wickham Skinner, was to fill the gaps in both the language and concepts that comprise operations strategy, which would enable operations executives to exercise their strategic roles more fully. He goes on to describe the challenges that still exist in getting operations strategy onto the agenda in most companies and in the classroom. Finally Terry Hill makes recommendations for research which would help to elevate the strategic importance of operations.

Originality/value: Professor Terry Hill is a leading international figure in the field of operations management and operations strategy. In this interview he offers many insights into how this field has developed, both in business and in academia and highlights some of the challenges faced, particularly if research is to have real value in business.

Interviews, Manufacturing systems, Operations management, Operations masters
0144-3577
375-384
Brown, Steve
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Brown, Steve
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Brown, Steve (2012) An interview with Terry Hill, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 32 (3), 375-384. (doi:10.1108/01443571211212628).

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Purpose: The aim of this series of papers is to offer key insights from eminent professors or practitioners within the field of Operations Management. This is the first of a series of interviews with "Operations Masters" and future contributions will include a range of inputs from manufacturing and services, private and public sectors. This series will provide an important contribution to the strategic importance of operations management in a range of settings.

Design/methodology/approach: An interview with Professor Terry Hill, Emeritus Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK and a leading international figure in the field of operations management and operations strategy, conducted by Professor Steve Brown, Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

Findings: Terry Hill explains that his motive when writing his seminal book Manufacturing Strategy in 1985, which built on the work of Wickham Skinner, was to fill the gaps in both the language and concepts that comprise operations strategy, which would enable operations executives to exercise their strategic roles more fully. He goes on to describe the challenges that still exist in getting operations strategy onto the agenda in most companies and in the classroom. Finally Terry Hill makes recommendations for research which would help to elevate the strategic importance of operations.

Originality/value: Professor Terry Hill is a leading international figure in the field of operations management and operations strategy. In this interview he offers many insights into how this field has developed, both in business and in academia and highlights some of the challenges faced, particularly if research is to have real value in business.

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Published date: 2012
Keywords: Interviews, Manufacturing systems, Operations management, Operations masters
Organisations: Decision Analytics & Risk

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Local EPrints ID: 410544
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/410544
ISSN: 0144-3577
PURE UUID: d523d650-fd6d-4003-a0a7-8c3b55830df7

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Date deposited: 09 Jun 2017 09:04
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 19:52

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