Rosenhead, Jonathan (2009) Reflections on fifty years of operational research. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60 . S5-S15. ISSN 0160-5682
This paper provides a particular perspective on developments in operational research (OR) over the past 50 years and attempts to pick out significant milestones in that trajectory. Emphasis is placed on the UK experience (rather than taking a supposed perspective independent of interactions with any specific social context); on the significance of techniques and where they came from; and on the role of social, political, intellectual, and economic factors in what has been happening to and within OR.
|Additional Information:||© 2009 Operational Research Society Ltd.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||operational research, methodology|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Sets:||Research centres and groups > Management Science Group|
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