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Title: Behavioural operational research: returning to the roots of the OR profession
Authors: Franco, L. Alberto
Hamalainen, Raimo P.
Keywords: Operational research
Behavioural OR
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Elsevier and Association of European Operational Research Societies
Citation: FRANCO, L. and HAMALAINEN, R., 2015. Behavioural operational research: returning to the roots of the OR profession. European Journal of Operational Research, 249(3), pp. 791-795.
Abstract: We witness and welcome the resurgence of interest in the study of behavioural issues in the conduct of operational research (OR). The use of the term ‘resurgence’ is deliberate: the consideration of human factors in models and model-supported processes can be traced back to debates in the 1960s and 1970s (e.g. Ackoff, 1977; Churchman, 1970; Dutton & Walton, 1964). However, whilst the socially situated nature of OR in practice has long been recognised (e.g. Keys, 1997), it was not until the wave of recent activity triggered by Hamalainen et al.’s (2013) paper in this journal that the role and impact of behaviour in OR practice regained centrality in academic and practitioners circles alike.
Description: This paper was accepted for publication in the journal European Journal of Operational Research and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.10.034
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.10.034
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21574
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.10.034
ISSN: 0377-2217
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