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Operational research books

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Executive Decision Synthesis A Sociotechnical Systems Paradigm by Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering Executive Decision Synthesis A Sociotechnical Systems Paradigm
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This book provides a practice-driven, yet rigorous approach to executive management decision-making that performs well even under unpredictable conditions. It explains how executives can employ prescribed engineering design methods to arrive at robust outcomes even when faced with uncontrollable uncertainty....
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/09/2017

Modern Emergency Management by Jie Cao, Li Zhu, He Han, Xiaodong Zhu Modern Emergency Management
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This book provides essential information on emergency management. It is composed of two parts, addressing the basic theory and related methods of emergency management, including risk management, coordination management, crisis management and disaster management. By putting the emphasis on interdisciplinary,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Handbook of Recent Advances in Commodity and Financial Modeling Quantitative Methods in Banking, Finance, Insurance, Energy and Commodity Markets by Giorgio Consigli Handbook of Recent Advances in Commodity and Financial Modeling Quantitative Methods in Banking, Finance, Insurance, Energy and Commodity Markets

This handbook includes contributions related to optimization, pricing and valuation problems, risk modeling and decision making problems arising in global financial and commodity markets from the perspective of Operations Research and Management Science. The book is structured in three parts,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Organisational Adaptations A Pluralistic Perspective by Oluwaseun E. Adegbite, Antonis C. Simintiras, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Kemefasu Ifie Organisational Adaptations A Pluralistic Perspective
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This book explores how enterprises adapt to challenges in their business environments. It focuses on the critical elements within organisations that every executive must address in order to remain competitive. It takes a pluralist approach in trying to broaden our...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2017

Recent Developments in Metaheuristics by Lionel Amodeo Recent Developments in Metaheuristics

This book highlights state-of-the-art developments in metaheuristics research. It examines all aspects of metaheuristic research including new algorithmic developments, applications, new research challenges, theoretical developments, implementation issues, in-depth experimental studies. The book is divided into two sections. Part I is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Stochastic Modelling in Production Planning Methods for Improvement and Investigations on Production System Behaviour by Alexander Hubl Stochastic Modelling in Production Planning Methods for Improvement and Investigations on Production System Behaviour

Alexander Hubl develops models for production planning and analyzes performance indicators to investigate production system behaviour. He extends existing literature by considering the uncertainty of customer required lead time and processing times as well as by increasing the complexity of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2017

Made-to-Measure Problem-Solving by Victor Newman Made-to-Measure Problem-Solving

Do you solve problems in the style of a coyote, competitor or eagle? Recognising the way you approach and deal with problems at work will enable you to identify the most suitable technique to use on a daily basis. Victor...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/08/2017

Supply Chain Disruption Management Using Stochastic Mixed Integer Programming by Tadeusz Sawik Supply Chain Disruption Management Using Stochastic Mixed Integer Programming

This book deals with stochastic combinatorial optimization problems in supply chain disruption management, with a particular focus on management of disrupted flows in customer-driven supply chains. The problems are modeled using a scenario based stochastic mixed integer programming to address...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/07/2017

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Adaptive Water Management Concepts, Principles and Applications for Sustainable Development by Farideh Delavari Edalat, M. Reza Abdi Adaptive Water Management Concepts, Principles and Applications for Sustainable Development
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This book explores a new framework of Adaptive Water Management (AWM) for evaluating existing approaches in urban water management. It highlights the need to adopt multidisciplinary strategies in water management while providing an in-depth understanding of institutional interactions amongst different...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Introduction to Cutting and Packing Optimization Problems, Modeling Approaches, Solution Methods by Guntram Scheithauer Introduction to Cutting and Packing Optimization Problems, Modeling Approaches, Solution Methods

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the most important and frequently considered optimization problems concerning cutting and packing. Based on appropriate modeling approaches for the problems considered, it offers an introduction to the related solution methods. It also addresses...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Vector Variational Inequalities and Vector Optimization Theory and Applications by Qamrul Hasan Ansari, Elisabeth Kobis, Jen-Chih Yao Vector Variational Inequalities and Vector Optimization Theory and Applications
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This book presents the mathematical theory of vector variational inequalities and their relations with vector optimization problems. It is the first-ever book to introduce well-posedness and sensitivity analysis for vector equilibrium problems. The first chapter provides basic notations and results...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Multi-Criteria Decision Making in Maritime Studies and Logistics Applications and Cases by Paul Tae-Woo Lee Multi-Criteria Decision Making in Maritime Studies and Logistics Applications and Cases

This book describes a wide range real-case applications of Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) in maritime related subjects including shipping, port, maritime logistics, cruise ports, waterfront developments, and shipping finance, etc. In such areas, researchers, students and industrialists, in general, felt...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2016 by Sefika Sule Ercetin Chaos, Complexity and Leadership 2016

This book covers the proceedings from the 2016 International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership, and reflects current research results of chaos and complexity studies and their applications in various fields. Included are research papers in the fields of applied...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications MOPTA, Bethlehem, PA, USA, August 2016  Selected Contributions by Martin Takac Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications MOPTA, Bethlehem, PA, USA, August 2016 Selected Contributions

This volume contains a selection of contributions that were presented at the Modeling and Optimization: Theory and Applications Conference (MOPTA) held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA on August 17-19, 2016. The conference brought together a diverse group of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

The Human Turn in Management Thought by Sverre Raffnsoe The Human Turn in Management Thought

Understanding and managing human factors has assumed a central role in today's workplace; or perhaps, more accurately, understanding in order to manage. The basic but often puzzling and daunting task for managers is to productively handle the human factor, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Metaheuristics for Business Analytics A Decision Modeling Approach by Abraham Duarte, Manuel Laguna, Rafael Marti Metaheuristics for Business Analytics A Decision Modeling Approach
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This essential metaheuristics tutorial provides descriptions and practical applications in the area of business analytics. It addresses key problems in predictive and prescriptive analysis, while also illustrating how problems that arise in business analytics can be modelled and how metaheuristics...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/11/2017

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Advanced Methods for Modeling Markets by Peter Leeflang Advanced Methods for Modeling Markets

This volume presents advanced techniques to modeling markets, with a wide spectrum of topics, including advanced individual demand models, time series analysis, state space models, spatial models, structural models, mediation, models that specify competition and diffusion models. It is intended...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/07/2017

Data and Decision Sciences in Action Proceedings of the Australian Society for Operations Research Conference 2016 by Ruhul Amin Sarker Data and Decision Sciences in Action Proceedings of the Australian Society for Operations Research Conference 2016

Offering a concise and multidisciplinary reference guide to the state of the art in Australian operations research, this book will be of great value to academics working in many disciplines associated with operations research, as well as industrial practitioners engaged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Outcome-Based Performance Management in the Public Sector by Elio Borgonovi Outcome-Based Performance Management in the Public Sector

This book highlights the use of an outcome-oriented view of performance to frame and assess the desirability of the effects produced by adopted policies, so to allow governments not only to consider effects in the short, but also the long...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Innovative Quality Improvements in Operations Introducing Emergent Quality Management by Tomas Backstrom Innovative Quality Improvements in Operations Introducing Emergent Quality Management

This book examines current and emerging challenges in manufacturing related to the ideal of developing production processes with variability and agility on one level of the system, combined with structures ensuring stability and robustness on another level; close to what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

Handbook of Marketing Decision Models by Berend Wierenga Handbook of Marketing Decision Models

The Second Edition of this book presents the state of the art in this important field. Marketing decision models constitute a core component of the marketing discipline and the area is changing rapidly, not only due to fundamental advances in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/07/2017

Solving Complex Decision Problems A Heuristic Process by Rudolf Grunig, Richard Kuhn Solving Complex Decision Problems A Heuristic Process
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This book offers a decision making procedure to help managers in companies, non-profit organisations and public administration solve problems. It focuses on problem analysis, on developing solution options and on establishing the decision making matrix.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/06/2017

Linear and Nonlinear Optimization by Richard W. Cottle, Mukund N. Thapa Linear and Nonlinear Optimization
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? This textbook on Linear and Nonlinear Optimization is intended for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in operations research and related fields.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/06/2017

Operations Research Proceedings 2016 Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany, August 30 - Sep by Andreas Fink Operations Research Proceedings 2016 Selected Papers of the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (GOR), Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany, August 30 - Sep

This book includes a selection of refereed papers presented at the Annual International Conference of the German Operations Research Society (OR2016), which took place at the Helmut-Schmidt-Universitat / Universitat der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Germany, Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2016. Over...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/05/2017

Problem Solving for Results by Victor Newman Problem Solving for Results

In this thought-provoking book Dr Newman looks beyond the conventional techniques of problem solving to the underlying process. He identifies eight stages and explains how to recognize which technique is appropriate to which stage. On this basis managers can generate...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/05/2017

Level Crossing Methods in Stochastic Models by Percy H. Brill Level Crossing Methods in Stochastic Models

This is a complete update of the first edition of Level Crossing Methods in Stochastic Models, which was published in 2008. Level crossing methods are a set of sample-path based mathematical tools used in applied probability to establish reliable probability...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/05/2017

Approximate Dynamic Programming for Dynamic Vehicle Routing by Marlin Wolf Ulmer Approximate Dynamic Programming for Dynamic Vehicle Routing

This book provides a straightforward overview for every researcher interested in stochastic dynamic vehicle routing problems (SDVRPs). The book is written for both the applied researcher looking for suitable solution approaches for particular problems as well as for the theoretical...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/04/2017

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