Editor and Advisors

AuthorMarilyn Helms


At the heart of the Encyclopedia of Management's editorial process was the Advisory Board. The Board team included a management professor, business reference librarians, and a freelance business writer and entrepreneur. This team of scholars and specialists, in addition to their teaching, research, writing and service work, found time to devote their expertise to the EoM. Their work began in developing and defining the list of management topics essential for inclusion. In addition to authoring a number of essays, they also assisted in selecting other qualified writers to contribute in their areas of management expertise. A brief biography of the editor and advisory board members is presented below.

DR. MARILYN M. HELMS is the Sesquicentennial Endowed Chair and a Professor of Management at Dalton State College (DSC), Dalton, Georgia. She works closely with the area business community on research projects, seminars, and training programs. Helms teaches production and operations management classes as well as classes in quality management and entrepreneurship. She held the UC Foundation and George Lester Nation Professor of Management at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from 1987 to 2000 where she also directed the Institute for Women as Entrepreneurs.

Helms holds a Doctorate of Business Administration Degree from the University of Memphis (TN). She is a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM) and a Certified Integrated Resources Manager (CIRM) of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). She also teaches certification review courses for APICS and serves as Educational Director for the local Tri-State Chapter of APICS. Dr. Helms is a Certified Quality Manager certified by the American Society for Quality.

She has published over 200 articles in periodicals including the Production and Inventory Management Journal; Transportation Quarterly; European Business Review; Journal of Information Systems Education; International Journal of Benchmarking for Quality Management and Technology; The TQM Magazine; Industrial Management; Quality Progress; Industrial Management; and the Operations Management Review.

Dr. Helms is a frequent manuscript and book reviewer, writes business cases and authors ancillaries and study guides for production and operations management textbooks. She also writes a business column for the Sunday...

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