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Operational Research: methods and applications

Petropoulos, Fotios, Laporte, Gilbert, Aktas, Emel, Alumur, Sibel A., Archetti, Claudia, Ayhan, Hayriye, Battarra, Maria, Bennell, Julia A., Bourjolly, Jean-Marie, Boylan, John E., and others. (2023) Operational Research: methods and applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 75 (3). pp. 423-617. ISSN 1476-9360. (doi:10.1080/01605682.2023.2253852) (KAR id:104496)


Throughout its history, Operational Research has evolved to include methods, models and algorithms that have been applied to a wide range of contexts. This encyclopedic article consists of two main sections: methods and applications. The first summarises the up-to-date knowledge and provides an overview of the state-of-the-art methods and key developments in the various subdomains of the field. The second offers a wide-ranging list of areas where Operational Research has been applied. The article is meant to be read in a nonlinear fashion and used as a point of reference by a diverse pool of readers: academics, researchers, students, and practitioners. The entries within the methods and applications sections are presented in alphabetical order. The authors dedicate this paper to the 2023 Turkey/Syria earthquake victims. We sincerely hope that advances in OR will play a role towards minimising the pain and suffering caused by this and future catastrophes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/01605682.2023.2253852
Uncontrolled keywords: Marketing, Management Science and Operations Research, Strategy and Management, Management Information Systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Funders: University of Kent (
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Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2024 15:56 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2024 13:41 UTC
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