Junquera Cimadevilla, Beatriz; Aranda, María Mitre; Pérez López, Susana
[EN] The main objective of this paper is to show how issues usually beyond Operations Management teaching (for example, literature or cinema) may be used as a mean to strengthen students¿ managerial abilities. In this paper we focus only on the case of cinema. To be precise, the study is a practical application of this idea to the film entitled Modern Times, whose argument is supported on manufacturing system transformation. Its most important consequence was the mass production generalization in many industries. The film shows the individual and social dramas from a new technological reality. The origin of the idea...
Sánchez Ruiz, Lidia; Blanco Rojo, Beatriz
[EN] For decades, in the field of Operations Management, the need for a rapprochement between the academic and the professional world has been highlighted, demanding more empirical studies that provide practical solutions to practitioners. Hence, in recent years, there have been two key phenomena: the convergence of research topics and themes of interest to practitioners, and an increase in the number of empirical studies. However, another important factor when providing practical knowledge is the tool or methodology used. Therefore, the development of new tools or the application of the existing ones in other fields of research is an interesting topic....
Martínez-Caro, Eva; Cegarra-Navarro, Juan Gabriel
[EN] Traditionally, subjects have focused on the development and assessment of specific competencies, leaving generic competencies in the background. However, in the context of the EHEA, both competencies should be developed. This paper aims to face the challenge of integrating specific and generic competencies in the teaching of Operations Management (OM). With that aim a pilot project was carried out. The objective was to integrate in a subject of industrial engineering studies traditionally dedicated to the development of specific competencies in the field of OM, general competencies through the development of entrepreneurship projects. The results indicate that students perceive that...
Alfalla-Luque, Rafaela; Martínez-Lorente, Ángel R.
[EN] Since the topic of Operations Management and Technology is a key element of the science of management, and, therefore, it is explained in both business and engineering schools, the study of its best teaching methods is completely necessary in order to get the aim of its translation to students. Moreover, the importance of the topic and its scientific nature make necessary to continuously improve in the area of its research methodology. The aim of this paper is to reflect on the teaching and research in Operations Management and Technology in Spain. Additionally, this article serves as an introduction to...
Miguel-Dávila, José Angel; López-Berzosa, Dadid; Martín-Sánchez, Miryam
[EN] The new context in education framed under the European Higher Education Area, EHEA, entails a radical change in the way students and teachers interact. Students must adopt an active role in their learning processes in which the educator no longer remains as the sole conductor but rather serves the purpose of facilitating the student's learning processes.
This paper presents an experiment aimed at investigating potential relationships between the student¿s attitude towards active learning and his or her final grading. The results of the experiment conducted in the context of a subject on Operations Management delivered to a group of 100...
Sacristán-Díaz, Macarena; Garrido-Vega, Pedro; González-Zamora, Mª del Mar; Alfalla-Luque, Rafaela
[EN] Student absenteeism and high dropout rates are widespread problems in Spanish universities
that raise doubts about the university model itself. The objective of this study is to provide
some data and reflections on the basis of our teaching experience. We analyse the size of the
problem and its possible causes using previous research and go on to present our findings
with respect to a tactical-operational subject in Operations Management. The research
methodology takes in an online survey of the reasons why 2009-10 academic year students of
the subject did not regularly attend class, on the one hand, and a field experiment carried out
during three consecutive...
Oltra Mestre, Maria J.; García Palao, Cristina; Flor Peris, Marisa; Boronat Navarro, Montserrat
[EN] The design of a course requires the use of a reference model that integrates the different elements that form it, with the teacher function being that one of giving coherence to the course. The aim of this paper is to review the main design components of a course on production management that combine different active methodologies which is aimed at developing students¿ competences. The course considers two work schedules: in-class and virtual teaching. The data to analyze the effectiveness of the course design were obtained through a survey of students from three academic years and from student achievement indicators....