, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 237–248 | Cite as

Distinctive scenarios for OR-activities in German business firms

  • H. Meyer zu Seihausen
  • G. Scholz
Case Report


The authors have conducted structured interviews with almost all business firms in a major area of Germany that apply OR-methods. The focus of these interviews was placed on the situational conditions under which OR-processes were run. These conditions, when taken as a whole, are suitable to describe the scenarios for OR-processes in business firms. The scenarios of the firms surveyed differ to a great extent. Nevertheless, the integration pattern of OR into management processes is obviously a key aspect, useful for elaborating three distinctive scenarios for OR-processes.


Management Process Structure Interview Major Area Situational Condition Business Firm 


Mit fast allen Unternehmungen in Bayern, die OR-Methoden anwenden, wurden strukturierte Interviews durchgeführt. Der Schwerpunkt lag bei diesen Interviews auf den situativen Bedingungen, unter denen OR-Prozesse stattgefunden hatten. Diese Bedingungen sind in ihrer Gesamtheit geeignet, Scenarien für OR-Prozesse in Unternehmungen zu beschreiben. In den untersuchten Unternehmungen wurden höchst unterschiedliche Scenarien festgestellt. Das Muster für die Integration des OR in Management-Prozesse wird als zentraler Aspekt herangezogen, um drei typische Scenarien für OR-Prozesse herauszuarbeiten.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Meyer zu Seihausen
    • 1
  • G. Scholz
    • 2
  1. 1.Seminar für BankwirtschaftUniversität MünchenMünchen 22Deutschland
  2. 2.Software design & management GmbHMünchen 80Deutschland

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