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Janine Sanders Jones

Assistant Professor : Operations and Supply Chain Management Department

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Janine Sanders Jones is an assistant professor in operations and supply chain management. She worked as an industrial engineer and process engineer for Merck & Co. before joining academia. Currently, her research interests include quality management, process management and organizational culture. Her work has been published in Decision Sciences Journal, Journal of World Business, Business Process Management Journal, and International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education.

She currently teaches a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, including Introduction to Operations Management, Business Statistics and Operations Strategy. 

Jones has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Ohio University, an M.S. in industrial administration from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in business administration with a concentration in operations management from the University of Minnesota.


Academic Background

B.S., chemical engineering, Ohio University
M.S., industrial administration, Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
Ph.D., business administration, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management

Research Specialties

  • Process management
  • Quality management
  • Operations strategy

Current Research

  • Internal organizational factors that influence process management
  • Process management systems and knowledge creation
  • Organizational subcultures in manufacturing plants

Major Works

  • Noar, M., J. Sanders Jones, E. Bernardes, S. M. Goldstein, and R. Schroeder, "The culture-effectiveness link in a manufacturing context: A resource-based view perspective," Journal of World Business 49:3 (2014).
  • Sanders Jones, J. and K. Linderman, "Process Management, innovation, and efficiency performance: the moderating effect of competitive intensity," Business Process Management Journal, forthcoming.
  • Sanders Jones, J., S. White, and J. R. Olson, "University of St. Thomas uses AHP to grow Operations Management Major," International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education Journal, forthcoming.
  • Linderman, Kevin, Roger Schroeder, and Janine Sanders, "A Knowledge Framework Underlying Process Management Systems," Decision Sciences Journal 41:4 (2010): 689-719.

Significant Scholarly Honors

  • Carlson School of Management Dissertation Fellowship
  • National Black MBA Association Twin Cities Chapter - PhD Scholarship Award
  • The PhD Project MDSA Promising Young Educator Award