Following the merger of OM and ORMS Group from September 2018the combined group will be called the Operations Group. Mark Johnson is the head of Group, with Leroy White as the head of Research and PhD coordinator for the Group.
OM Faculty Awards and Commendations
- Mehmet Chakkol, Max Finne and Mark Johnson's work was highly commended by the Nigel Slack Teaching Award's judging panel at EurOMA 2018.
- Nicola Burgess won the WBS Award for Outstanding Research Contribution.
- Doctoral student Altricia Dawson won a WBS Award for Teaching Excellence.
Well done all!
Professor Pietro Micheli
Congratulations to Pietro on being awarded a Chair at Warwick Business School.
Well deserved, Professor Micheli....
Giovanni Radaelli has co-authored a paper 'The Role of Managers in Enacting Two-Step Institutional Work for Radical Innovation in Proffessional Organisations' - which has been accepted by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.
Haley Beer wins Awards for her Doctoral Research, and for Best Paper
Haley's PhD research “An exploration of people’s experiences of the performance measurement process in social enterprises”, has been awarded the the 2016 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category. This award is made by the International Journal of Operations & Production Management. She wins €1500; a certificate; the prospect of an offer of publication in International Journal of Operations & Production Management at the discretion of the Editor(s); and a winner’s logo for use on correspondence.
She also won another award for best paper at the inaugural meeting of the Journal of Business Venturing Thematic consortium which was recently held at Ivey in Ontario.
Congratulations Haley - we are proud to be associated with you!
Ross Ritchie Returns
After a few years working at Loughborough Business School, Ross Ritchie has returned to the OM Group fold taking the post of Principal Teaching Fellow. Ross is well known to us and we are delighted that we have tempted him back, with a shorter commute if nothing else!
Haley Beer joins OM
WBS OM Group PhD student Haley Beer is joining us as Assistant Professor of Performance and Responsibility on 3 January 2017. Throughout her years as a PhD student Haley has worked closely with the Group, developing her teaching skills alongside her research. We are delighted to welcome her. This has been a big year for Haley, who got married in August - congratulations on your new status, Haley!
We are delighted that Dr Giovanni Radaelli will be joining us on 3 January 2017 as Assistant Professor. Gio will be working on an NHS research project with Nicola Burgess, and will also be teaching on our undergraduate modules. He was previously a research fellow with the WBS Enterpreneurship and Innovation Group and he will continue his involvement with the Organising Healthcare Research Network.
Max Finne wins Teaching Innovation Award
Max won a well-deserved accolade for his paper 'Deconstructing the productivity of university teaching' at this year's EurOMA conference. In a slightly circular way, it was the NIgel Slack Teaching Innovation Award... Congratulations Max!
Rhian Silvestro's article 'Do You Know What Really Drives Your Business's Performance?' is published in MIT Sloan Management Review, Summer 2016.
We welcome Vikki Abusidualghoul
The OM Group is delighted to welcome Dr Vikki Abusidualghoul who joins us as Principal Teaching Fellow. She has transferred to OM from the Masters programme here at WBS where she has been the Programmes Improvement Officer since 2014. Vikki will be teaching on several of our modules. She has been involved with innovative programme design, so will have a head start on bringing new ideas to the OM teaching offer. Prior to joining WBS last year, Vikki was a Programme Director and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. We welcome Vikki to the OM Group and look forward to working with her.
Congratulations to Nicola Burgess
Huge congratulations to Nicola Burgess on her appointment as Associate Professor in Operations Management
New research by Nicola Burgess and WBS colleagues has found that hybrid middle managers – nurses and doctors that have moved from the frontline into management roles – are ignored by their peers, making it difficult to share knowledge up the chain of command due to a professional hierarchy where high status doctors ‘shut down’ peers of a ‘lower’ status.
The International Journal of Operations and Production Management has published another paper by Rhian Silvestro and Paola Lustrato. This explores how the 'mid office' concept enables mas customization in services.