Behavioral Operational Research

Theory, Methodology and Practice

  • Martin Kunc
  • Jonathan Malpass
  • Leroy White

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxx
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. Alberto Franco, Raimo P. Hämäläinen
      Pages 3-25
    3. Andrew Greasley, Chris Owen
      Pages 47-63
    4. Leroy White
      Pages 65-84
  3. Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Santiago Arango-Aramburo, Ann van Ackere, Erik R. Larsen
      Pages 87-104
    3. Paulo Gonçalves, Sebastian Villa
      Pages 105-135
    4. Duncan A. Robertson
      Pages 137-159
    5. Leroy White, Katharina Burger, Mike Yearworth
      Pages 177-193
    6. Etiënne A. J. A. Rouwette
      Pages 213-241
  4. Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Katharina Burger, Jonathan Malpass
      Pages 245-261
    3. Sally C. Brailsford
      Pages 263-280
    4. Leroy White, Katharina Burger, Mike Yearworth
      Pages 303-318
    5. Shanie Atkinson, Michael Shayne Gary
      Pages 319-336
  5. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 383-395

About this book


Behavioral research is making a significant impact on many academic disciplines. Its status as the source of some of the most profound research in the social sciences is unparalleled. Therefore, it is not surprising that interest in Behavior and Operational Research (OR) is burgeoning, even though understanding the relationship between knowledge, behavior and action has been an academic preoccupation in OR since the beginning of the discipline.

This book introduces the idea of Behavioral OR, where the theoretical and empirical developments in the behavioral field are making an impression on OR academics and practitioners alike. The book provides a much needed overview that connects together theory, methodology and practice and offers the “state of the art” on Behavioral Operational Research theory and practice. The book not only includes chapters by leading academics, but also includes rich and insightful real-life case studies by practitioners. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kunc
    • 1
  • Jonathan Malpass
    • 2
  • Leroy White
    • 3
  1. 1.Warwick Business SchoolUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.BT Technology Service & OperationsMartlesham HeathUK
  3. 3.Warwick Business SchoolUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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