Conference draws on School’s Lean Scholarship
22 March 2018
Academics and practitioners from across the globe are set to attend one of the largest scientific conferences within the research fields of quality, service and organisational development at Cardiff University on 22-24 August 2018.
In its 21st edition, the Quality Management & Organizational Development (QMOD) conference will focus on ‘The Quality Movement, where are we going now? Past, Present and Future’ reflecting the rich history of scholarship on Lean evolution of its host, Cardiff Business School.
A call for papers is underway and contributions are invited from all relevant fields of management, engineering, and healthcare, and are not limited to the conference theme.
Submission details for research papers or extended abstracts of 1000 words can be found on the QMOD website. Submission deadlines are 31 March for 500 words abstracts and 1 June 2018 for full paper or extended abstract.
In addition to the 150+ paper presentations expected at Wales’ first QMOD, attendees can expect:
- Dynamic and inspiring keynote lectures from Professor John Bessant (University of Exeter), Philip Holt (VP, Continuous Improvement at Travelport), Professor Mohamed Zairi (University of Bradford);
- A practitioner day (22 August) with plenary speakers including Professor John Bicheno (The University of Buckingham);
- Networking opportunities and conference dinner with approximately 200 academics and practitioners from across the globe;
- The opportunity to publish in special issues of SSCI indexed journals such as Total Quality Management & Business Excellence.
Dr Maneesh Kumar, Reader in Service Operations at Cardiff Business School and the event’s co-chair, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome the QMOD to Wales for the very first time...”
“In addition, QMOD will provide an excellent platform to participate in an exciting discussion on the role of quality management professionals in the era of fourth Industrial Revolution.”
Register now to attend QMOD 2018.