Current Issues on Production Economics

Giovanna Lo Nigro, Li Zhou, Hiroaki Matsukawa, Li Zhou

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This Special Issue includes a selection of papers which originally were presented and discussed at the Eighteenth International Working Seminar on Production Economics, Innsbruck, February 24–28, 2014 and subsequently extended and improved. Production Economics was established in the 1970s as an academic discipline focusing on scientific topics treating the interface between engineering, management, and economics with a special emphasis on the financial consequences of decisions in the production domain. The subject is interdisciplinary in nature and it therefore contains a wide range of subjects. The Working Seminar included sessions such as supply chain management, innovation management, general production economics, productivity and performance analysis, service management, risk management in production, inventory control, scheduling, forecasting, simulation applications, green and reverse logistics, manufacturing strategy, production planning and control, investment and financial planning. The 18-th Working Seminar had 202 participants from 27 countries and provides an excellent opportunity for participants to broader study horizons, exchange research ideas and promote the development of a unique production economics community.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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