Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Community operations research

  • Saul I. Gass
  • Carl M. Harris
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_136

An application area of OR/MS in which the client is a community group. Such organizations are defined by 1) existence to protect or advance the interests of their members; 2) absence of managerial hierarchy; 3) possession of scant physical or financial resources; and 4) operation through consensus or democratic forms. See  Problem structuring methods.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saul I. Gass
    • 1
  • Carl M. Harris
    • 2
  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA