Donohue, Karen

The Handbook of Behavioral Operations

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A comprehensive review of behavioral operations management that puts the focus on new and trending research in the field

The Handbook of Behavioral Operations offers a comprehensive resource that fills the gap in the behavioral operations management literature. This vital text highlights best practices in behavioral operations research and identifies the most current research directions and their applications. A volume in the Wiley Series in Operations Research and Management Science, this book contains contributions from an international panel of scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds who are conducting behavioral research.

The handbook provides succinct tutorials on common methods used to conduct behavioral research, serves as a resource for current topics in behavioral operations research, and as a guide to the use of new research methods. The authors review the fundamental theories and offer frameworks from a psychological, systems dynamics, and behavioral economic standpoint. They provide a crucial grounding for behavioral operations as well as an entry point for new areas of behavioral research. The handbook also presents a variety of behavioral operations applications that focus on specific areas of study and includes a survey of current and future research needs. This important resource:

  • Contains a summary of the methodological foundationsand in-depth treatment of research best practices in behavioral research.
  • Provides a comprehensive review ofthe research conducted over the past two decades in behavioral operations, including such classic topics as inventory management, supply chain contracting, forecasting, andcompetitive sourcing.
  • Covers a wide-range of currenttopics andapplications including supply chain risk, responsible and sustainable supplychain, health care operations,culture and trust.
  • Connects existing bodies of behavioral operations literature with related fields, including psychology and economics.
  • Providesa vision for futurebehavioral research in operations.

Written for academicians within the operations management community as well as for behavioral researchers, The Handbook of Behavioral Operations offers a comprehensive resource for the study of how individuals make decisions in an operational context with contributions from experts in the field.


A guide to behavioral Operations; Understanding behavioral operations; text to behavioral operations; resource to behavioral operations; designing and conducting laboratory experiments; categories of experiments; some prototypical games; established good practices for conducting BOM laboratory; Infrastructure and logistics; econometrics for experiments; The Interaction between Experimental Design and Econometrics; Testing Theory and Other Hypotheses Classical Hypothesis Testing; Testing Theory and Other Hypotheses Regression Analysis; incorporating behavioral factors into operations theory; Types of Behavioral Models; Identifying Which Behavioral Factors to Include; Nesting the Standard Model; Developing Behavioral Operations Model; Modeling for Testable; behavioral empirics and field experiments; going to the field to study behavioral operations; analyzing the data common empirical methods

, Organizational Behavior, Program & Project Management, Organizational Behavior, Program & Project Management
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
Wiley Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Page amount
688 pages
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