Behavioral Operational Research

A Capabilities Approach

  • Leroy White
  • Martin Kunc
  • Katharina Burger
  • Jonathan Malpass

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Competences Within Models

  3. Competences Beyond Models

  4. Capabilities Within Models

  5. Capabilities Beyond Models

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 369-379

About this book


This edited collection addresses the question of which capabilities and competencies enable Behavioral Operational Research to provide sustained improvement to decision processes. The aim is to show how a focus on capability and competency will not only meet short-term requirements for problem solving and decision support, but also build a solid foundation for the future. The contributors present recent advances in Behavioral OR, with a focus on the ways in which users of models deal with incomplete and imprecise information, subjective boundaries and uncertainty. These chapters are structured around three key dimensions of BOR: capabilities, cognition and aspects of practice.


operational research OR decision making BOR capabilities cognition methodology probability problem-structuring cognitive biases project management

Editors and affiliations

  • Leroy White
    • 1
  • Martin Kunc
    • 2
  • Katharina Burger
    • 3
  • Jonathan Malpass
    • 4
  1. 1.Warwick Business SchoolUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Southampton Business SchoolUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.School of Economics, Finance and ManagementUniversity of BristolBristolUK
  4. 4.Applied ResearchBTMartlesham HeathUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-25404-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-25405-6
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