Summary, Conclusion and Future Research

  • Alex Manzoni
  • Sardar M.N. Islam
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)


This chapter concludes the book by providing a summary of the development of the main study and a review of its achievements. It commences with an analysis of the contemporary business arena as the backdrop for this study. It then critically reviews those academic disciplines and fields of study that are pertinent to this research. This then germinates the new approach to PM which is tested with a novel optimization model founded in econometrics and operations research. PM and OB are then discussed in view of the results obtained from the testing of empirical data from a large Australian commercial enterprise. The contributions of this book are revisited and the limitations of the current research are discussed. It concludes by discussing emergent issues and directions for future research.


Supply Chain Organization Performance Business Unit Supply Network Production Frontier 
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© Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.City Flinders Campus Level 13CSES Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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