Managing capabilities for research centers in the UK's manufacturing sector: from literature review to a conceptual framework

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Abstract

This study uncovers the knowledge gaps regarding the capability management of research centers in the UK manufacturing sector. The paper presents some key findings from systematic literature review and introduces a novel framework that will improve the decision making process related to capability development and strategy building which are the two main challenges for the UK manufacturing research centers. The findings presented in this paper highlight the need for and the key elements of such a framework and the benefits that it will bring to a research center's capability management, e.g. more effective evaluation of capabilities and comprehensive understanding of development of those capabilities. It also identified knowledge gap related to management of technology capability from a research centre perspective. At the moment there is a lack of standardized framework (or approach) that is easy to use and applicable to research centres in the manufacturing sector. The paper presents findings from systematic literature review and introduces a novel framework that will improve the decision making process related to capability development and strategy building in the manufacturing research centers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European IEOM Paris Conference
Place of PublicationSouthfield, Michigan
Pages1759-1769
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018
Event2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018 -
Duration: 26 Jul 201827 Jul 2018

Conference

Conference2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018
Period26/07/1827/07/18

Keywords

  • capability management
  • decision making
  • operations management
  • research centers
  • strategy

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    Uflewska, O., Wong, T. C., & Ward, M. (2018). Managing capabilities for research centers in the UK's manufacturing sector: from literature review to a conceptual framework. In Proceedings of the 2nd European IEOM Paris Conference (pp. 1759-1769). [ID 334] Southfield, Michigan .