The Natural Drift: What Happened to Operations Research?

@article{Corbett1993TheND,
  title={The Natural Drift: What Happened to Operations Research?},
  author={Charles J. Corbett and Luk N. Van Wassenhove},
  journal={Oper. Res.},
  year={1993},
  volume={41},
  pages={625-640}
}
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