Arthur M. Geoffrion

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It is a pleasure to write this commentary because it offers an opportunity to express my gratitude to several people who helped me in ways that turned out to be essential to the birth of [8]. They also had a good deal to do with shaping my early career and, consequently, much of what followed. The immediate event that triggered my interest in this topic(More)
This paper synthesizes the Balasian implicit enumeration approach to integer linear programming with the approach typified by LAND AND DOIG and by ROY, BEBTIER, AND NGHIEM. The synthesis results from the use of an imbedded linear program to compute surrogate constraints that are as 'strong' as possible in a sense slightly different from that originally used(More)
This paper gives the author's views on the kind of computer-based modeling environment needed to properly support management science/operations research work, and on the design challenges that need to be met in order to bring such modeling environments into being. It is a written version of the main ideas of two addresses: a plenary at IFORS 87 in Buenos(More)
The digital economy is creating abundant opportunities for operations research (OR) applications. Several factions of the profession are beginning to respond aggressively, leading to notable successes in such areas as financial services, electronic markets, network infrastructure, packaged OR-software tools, supply-chain management, and travel-related(More)
This begins a two-part commentary on management science and e-business, the theme of this two-part special issue. After explaining the topical clusters that give organization to both parts, we pose two key questions concerning the impact of the emerging digital economy on management science research: What fundamentally new research questions arise, and what(More)