Reflections and Projections on Creativity in Operations Research and Management Science: A Pressing Need for a Shift in Paradigm

@article{Saaty1998ReflectionsAP,
  title={Reflections and Projections on Creativity in Operations Research and Management Science: A Pressing Need for a Shift in Paradigm},
  author={T. Saaty},
  journal={Oper. Res.},
  year={1998},
  volume={46},
  pages={9-16}
}
  • T. Saaty
  • Published 1998
  • Computer Science
  • Oper. Res.
  • This paper is an outgrowth of a talk given at a plenary session of the national meeting of ORSA/TIMS (now INFORMS) in May of 1996. Rather than speculate on what might be the possible domain of OR/MS within a systems framework, the paper gives a sketch of what basic ideas there are today that can help us get to a unified mathematical theory of the subject. The concept of influence occurs in all fields of knowledge-from physics, with its gravitational and electromagnetic influences, to sociology… CONTINUE READING
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