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The INFORMS Resource Collection

This is an excellent overview site provided by INFORMS, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, that includes a general overview of resources concerning management science such as courses, links, software providers, etc.

A brief history of OR/ MS, by Peter Horner

In 2002, INFORMS celebrated 50 years of problems, solutions, anecdotes and achievement. Peter Horner, the editor of OR/MS Today, describes the evolution of OR since the formulation of Operations Research Society of America, which was formed in the US in 1952.

Solving Real-World Linear Programs: A Decade and More of Progress

This is a paper by Robert E. Bixby, from Rice University, referring to the evolution of Linear Programming. This paper is an invited contribution to the 50th anniversary issue of the journal Operations Research, published by the Institute of Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS). It describes one person's perspective on the development of computational tools for linear programming. It concludes with a more detailed look at the evolution of computational linear programming since 1987.   

The Cole Library of Rensselear At Hartford

This link includes documents on a variety of topics, including linear, integer and non-linear mathematical programming, as well as topics on Data Envelopment Analysis provided by Cole Library. The Cole Library has a specialized collection of books and journals in Computer Science, Engineering, and Business Management.  

Some Tips about Successful Decision Making

As you weigh the options for your company's next step, how do you decide which way to turn? HBS professors David A. Garvin and Michael A. Roberto offer some tips in this excerpt from Harvard Business Review. The trick, they believe, is to "periodically assess the decision-making process, even as it is under way. Scholars now have considerable evidence showing that a small set of process traits is closely linked with superior outcomes. While they are no guarantee of success, their combined presence sharply improves the odds that you'll make a good decision."


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