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The Contents of Operations Management Courses in Terms of the Quality of Potential Human Resources and Research in Turkish Universities


  • Zumrut TONUS

    () (Anadolu University)

  • Didem PASAOGLU

    () (Anadolu University)


Human is the main factor in all businesses that aim high success today. Therefore, businesses pay much more attention to increase their human resources portfolio with individuals who have modern knowledge and skills. The enrichment of knowledge and skills of human resources on production management is directly associated with the “the content of operations management course†involved in undergraduate programs. In this study, the descriptions of operations management courses in the business and industrial engineering departments in big universities of Turkey will be evaluated by content analysis. Also, they will be examined by their similar and distinct aspects in terms of qualifications they intend to provide the students who are the potential human resources for the businesses. The survival of both service and industrial businesses in crisis environment will be provided by their innovator and creative presence in “production†. In this context, the quality of operations management education and training has great importance.

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  • Zumrut TONUS & Didem PASAOGLU, 2013. "The Contents of Operations Management Courses in Terms of the Quality of Potential Human Resources and Research in Turkish Universities," Research Journal of Politics, Economics and Management, Sakarya University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, vol. 1(2), pages 37-50, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:say:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:2:p:37-50

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    : Operations management; Production Operations; Career Opportunities and Competence;

    JEL classification:

    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration


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