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October 14, 2003

The Future of Operational Research is Past

In 1979, Russ Ackoff wrote a paper that was a milestone in management thinking. Published in the Journal of the Operational Research Society at the height of OR's influence, The Future of Operational Research is Past (pdf) indicted the ways that OR had come to be used by its many practitioners. Ackoff followed that paper with a more hopeful one, titled Resurrecting the Future of Operational Research (also pdf).

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I can't open the PDF The future of operational research is past. Could you please send this paper by email?
Thanks in advance,
Hub Gerats

Posted by: Hub Gerats at May 28, 2011 6:40:32 AM

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