Operations research in the public sector and nonprofit organizations

Zilla Sinuany-Stern, H. David Sherman

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Public sector and nonprofit organizations (NPO) have been growing substantially in number and size since the turn of the millennium. In light of the ongoing economic crises these sectors are expected to grow even more with expanded demands for services, increased need for funds to meet the demands and need for their services, and increased pressure to use available funds efficiently and effectively. The purpose of operations research (OR) techniques is to improve organizations’ operations and achievements. We are pleased to include in this volume a group of high quality research papers, innovative case studies with OR applications to the public sector and NPO, all focusing on the objective of improving operations and achievements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2014


  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Operation research
  • Public sector
  • Third sector

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences (all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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