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Table of contents (28 chapters)
Discrete (Combinatorial) Optimisation
Continuous (Global) Optimisation
Forecasting, Simulation and Prediction
About this book
Operations Research (OR) is a fast-evolving field, which is having a significant impact on its neighbouring disciplines of Business Analytics and Data Science, and on contemporary business and management practices. This handbook provides a comprehensive and cutting edge collection of studies in the area.
Views differ on what should be included within the scope of OR. The editors of this volume have taken the view that an inclusive stance is the most helpful, both for theory and practice. Real-world problems often require consideration from both ‘softer’ and ‘harder’ perspectives and need consideration of both predictive and prescriptive problems. In accordance with this inclusive approach to OR, the book is divided into six parts, covering Discrete Optimization, Continuous Optimization, Heuristic Search Optimization, Forecasting, Simulation and Prediction, Problem Structuring and Behavioural OR, and finally some recent OR Applications.
This wide-ranging handbook includes a culturally diverse collection of authors, with different perspectives and backgrounds around Operations Research. It will be of tremendous value to researchers, students and practitioners in the field of OR
- Heuristic search
- Data envelopment analysis
- Forecasting and prediction
Editors and Affiliations
Kent Business School, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK
About the editors
Saïd Salhi is Emeritus Professor of Operational Research/Management Science at the University of Kent, UK, and former Head of the Management Science Group from 2008 to 2017. He was also the Founder and Director of the Centre on Logistics and Heuristic Optimization (CLHO) from 2008 to 2021. He is one of the four editors in chief for the Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS). Prior to his appointment to Kent in 2005, Saïd was at the University of Birmingham in the School of Mathematics for 15 years and in his later years he acted as the Head of the Management Mathematics Group.
John Boylan is Professor of Business Analytics, and former Head of the Department of Management Science at Lancaster University, UK. He currently serves as Director of the Lancaster Centre for Marketing Analytics and Forecasting, Director of the National Taught Course Centre for Operational Research (NATCOR) and President of the International Society for Inventory Research. He is one of the four editors in chief for the Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS). Before joining Lancaster, he worked in industrial OR groups and served as Academic Dean at Buckinghamshire New University
Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Operations Research
Editors: Saïd Salhi, John Boylan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96934-9Published: 08 July 2022
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-96937-0Published: 09 July 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-96935-6Published: 07 July 2022
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XLI, 905
Number of Illustrations: 47 b/w illustrations