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Contributions of Professor William W. Cooper in Operations Research and Management Science

  • Glover, Fred
  • Sueyoshi, Toshiyuki
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    Over a long and remarkably productive career, Professor William W. (Bill) Cooper has made many pioneering contributions to Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS), with notable forays into the areas of (a) linear and non-linear programming, (b) goal programming, (c) chance-constrained programming, (d) data envelopment analysis, and (e) manpower planning, among others. His legendary partnership with Abraham Charnes has provided results whose connections go back to the 18th century, bearing on problems conceived but left unsolved by Laplace and Gauss. We document cross-fertilizing links among Bill Cooper's multiple research focuses, and their impacts on other researchers. A trace of his work discloses a web of influence that has produced a wide range of advances in OR/MS by those who follow in his footsteps, representing a productive tour de force that shows no sign of abating.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 197 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (August)
    Pages: 1-16

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    1. Aida, Kazuo & Cooper, William W. & Pastor, Jésus T. & Sueyoshi, Toshiyuki, 1998. "Evaluating Water Supply Services in Japan with RAM: a Range-adjusted Measure of Inefficiency," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 26(2), pages 207-232, April.
    2. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1962. "On Some Works of Kantorovich, Koopmans and Others," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 8(3), pages 246-263, April.
    3. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1958. "The Theory of Search: Optimum Distribution of Search Effort," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 5(1), pages 44-50, October.
    4. William W. Cooper & Kyung Sam Park & Gang Yu, 1999. "IDEA and AR-IDEA: Models for Dealing with Imprecise Data in DEA," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 45(4), pages 597-607, April.
    5. Cooper, William W. & Sinha, Kingshuk K. & Sullivan, Robert S., 1995. "Accounting for complexity in costing high technology manufacturing," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 85(2), pages 316-326, September.
    6. Cooper, William W. & McAlister, Leigh, 1999. "Can research be basic and applied? You bet. It better be for B-schools!," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 257-276, December.
    7. Cooper, W. W. & Lelas, V. & Sueyoshi, T., 1997. "Goal programming models and their duality relations for use in evaluating security portfolio and regression relations," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 98(2), pages 431-443, April.
    8. Cooper, W. W., 1992. "On Porter's competitive advantage of nations," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 137-138, March.
    9. R. D. Banker & A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1984. "Some Models for Estimating Technical and Scale Inefficiencies in Data Envelopment Analysis," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 30(9), pages 1078-1092, September.
    10. Cooper, William W. & Deng, H. & Huang, Zhimin & Li, Susan X., 2004. "Chance constrained programming approaches to congestion in stochastic data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 155(2), pages 487-501, June.
    11. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1959. "Chance-Constrained Programming," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 6(1), pages 73-79, October.
    12. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & J. K. Devoe & D. B. Learner, 1968. "Demon, Mark II: An Extremal Equation Approach to New Product Marketing," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 14(9), pages 513-524, May.
    13. Chandra, Pankaj & Cooper, William W. & Li, Shanling & Rahman, Atiqur, 1998. "Using DEA To evaluate 29 Canadian textile companies -- Considering returns to scale," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(2), pages 129-141, January.
    14. W. Cooper & Z. Huang & S. Li & J. Zhu, 2008. "A response to the critiques of DEA by Dmitruk and Koshevoy, and Bol," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 29(1), pages 15-21, February.
    15. Cooper, W.W. & Huang, Zhimin & Li, Susan X. & Parker, Barnett R. & Pastor, Jesus T., 2007. "Efficiency aggregation with enhanced Russell measures in data envelopment analysis," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 41(1), pages 1-21, March.
    16. Crarnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Harrald, J. & Karwan, K. R. & Wallace, W. A., 1976. "A goal interval programming model for resource allocation in a marine environmental protection program," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 347-362, December.
    17. Banker, R. D. & Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Clarke, R., 1989. "Constrained game formulations and interpretations for data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 40(3), pages 299-308, June.
    18. W. W. Cooper & A. Charnes, 1954. "Silhouette Functions of Short-Run Cost Behavior," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 68(1), pages 131-150.
    19. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Seiford, L. & Stutz, J., 1982. "A multiplicative model for efficiency analysis," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 16(5), pages 223-224.
    20. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & K. Kortanek, 1963. "Duality in Semi-Infinite Programs and Some Works of Haar and Carathéodory," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 9(2), pages 209-228, January.
    21. Charnes, A & Cooper, WW, 1975. "Goal programming and constrained regression--A comment," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 3(4), pages 403-409, August.
    22. Cooper, W. W. & Seiford, L. M. & Zhu, J., 2001. "Slacks and congestion: response to a comment by R. Fare and S. Grosskopf," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 205-215, September.
    23. Brockett, Patrick L. & Cooper, W.W. & Golden, Linda L. & Kumbhakar, Subal C. & Kwinn Jr., Michael J. & Layton, Brian & Parker, Barnett R., 2008. "Estimating elasticities with frontier and other regressions in evaluating two advertising strategies for US Army recruiting," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 1-17, March.
    24. Brockett, Patrick L. & Cooper, William W. & Golden, Linda L. & Rousseau, John J. & Wang, Yuying, 2004. "Evaluating solvency versus efficiency performance and different forms of organization and marketing in US property--liability insurance companies," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 154(2), pages 492-514, April.
    25. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1957. "Management Models and Industrial Applications of Linear Programming," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 4(1), pages 38-91, October.
    26. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & J. K. De Voe & D. B. Learner, 1966. "Demon: Decision Mapping Via Optimum Go-No Networks--A Model for Marketing New Products," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 12(11), pages 865-887, July.
    27. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & J. K. Devoe & D. B. Learner, 1968. "Demon Mark II: Extremal Equations Solution & Approximation," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 14(11), pages 682-691, July.
    28. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Karwan, K. R. & Wallace, W. A., 1979. "A chance-constrained goal programming model to evaluate response resources for marine pollution disasters," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 6(3), pages 244-274, September.
    29. E. S. Bres & D. Burns & A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1980. "A Goal Programming Model for Planning Officer Accessions," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 26(8), pages 773-783, August.
    30. Brockett, Patrick L. & Cooper, William W. & Kwon, K. H. & Ruefli, T. W., 2003. "Author's response," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 31(5), pages 417-421, October.
    31. Brockett, Patrick L. & Cooper, William W. & Wang, Yuying & Shin, Hong-Chul, 1998. "Inefficiency and congestion in Chinese production before and after the 1978 economic reforms," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 1-20, March.
    32. Patrick Brockett & William Cooper & Honghui Deng & Linda Golden & T. Ruefli, 2004. "Using DEA to Identify and Manage Congestion," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 22(3), pages 207-226, November.
    33. R. D. Banker & A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & A. P. Schinnar, 1981. "A Bi-Extremal Principle for Frontier Estimation and Efficiency Evaluations," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 27(12), pages 1370-1382, December.
    34. Cooper, W. W. & Gu, Bisheng & Li, Shanling, 2001. "Comparisons and evaluations of alternative approaches to the treatment of congestion in DEA," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 132(1), pages 62-74, July.
    35. Ahn, Taesik & Charnes, Abraham & Cooper, William W., 1988. "Some statistical and DEA evaluations of relative efficiencies of public and private institutions of higher learning," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 22(6), pages 259-269.
    36. Cooper, William W. & Ruiz, Jose L. & Sirvent, Inmaculada, 2007. "Choosing weights from alternative optimal solutions of dual multiplier models in DEA," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 180(1), pages 443-458, July.
    37. Cooper, W. W. & Tone, K., 1997. "Measures of inefficiency in data envelopment analysis and stochastic frontier estimation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 99(1), pages 72-88, May.
    38. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Sueyoshi, T., 1986. "Least squares/ridge regression and goal programming/constrained regression alternatives," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 27(2), pages 146-157, October.
    39. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Rhodes, E., 1978. "Measuring the efficiency of decision making units," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 2(6), pages 429-444, November.
    40. Cooper, W. W. & Gu, Bisheng & Li, Shanling, 2001. "Note: Alternative treatments of congestion in DEA - a response to the Cherchye, Kuosmanen and Post critique," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 132(1), pages 81-87, July.
    41. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1954. "The Stepping Stone Method of Explaining Linear Programming Calculations in Transportation Problems," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 1(1), pages 49-69, October.
    42. Charnes, Abraham & Cooper, William W. & Li, Shanling, 1989. "Using data envelopment analysis to evaluate efficiency in the economic performance of Chinese cities," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 23(6), pages 325-344.
    43. William Cooper & Zhimin Huang & Vedran Lelas & Susan Li & Ole Olesen, 1998. "Chance Constrained Programming Formulations for Stochastic Characterizations of Efficiency and Dominance in DEA," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 53-79, January.
    44. Banker, Rajiv D. & Chang, Hsihui & Cooper, William W., 1996. "Equivalence and implementation of alternative methods for determining returns to scale in data envelopment analysis," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 89(3), pages 473-481, March.
    45. Brockett, Patrick L. & Cooper, W.W. & Lasdon, Leon & Parker, Barnett R., 2005. "A note extending Grosskopf, Hayes, Taylor and Weber, "Anticipating the consequences of school reform: A new use of DEA"," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 39(4), pages 351-359, December.
    46. Byrne, R. & Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Kortanek, K., 1967. "A Chance-Constrained Approach to Capital Budgeting with Portfolio Type Payback and Liquidity Constraints and Horizon Posture Controls," Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(04), pages 339-364, December.
    47. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & J. D. DeVoe & D. B. Learner, 1971. "Communications to the Editor--Models of Fact and Laws of Behavior," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 17(5), pages 367-369, January.
    48. W. Cooper & C. Lovell, 2000. "New Approaches to Measures of Efficiency in DEA: An Introduction," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 13(2), pages 91-92, March.
    49. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1962. "Systems Evaluation and Repricing Theorems," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 9(1), pages 33-49, October.
    50. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & G. L. Thompson, 1965. "Constrained Generalized Medians and Hypermedians as Deterministic Equivalents for Two-Stage Linear Programs under Uncertainty," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 12(1), pages 83-112, September.
    51. Berger, A. N. & Brockett, P. L. & Cooper, W. W. & Pastor, J. T., 1997. "New approaches for analyzing and evaluating the performance of financial institutions," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 98(2), pages 170-174, April.
    52. Cooper, W. W. & Deng, Honghui & Huang, Zhimin M. & Li, Susan X., 2002. "A one-model approach to congestion in data envelopment analysis," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 36(4), pages 231-238, December.
    53. Cooper, William W. & Seiford, Lawrence M. & Zhu, Joe, 2000. "A unified additive model approach for evaluating inefficiency and congestion with associated measures in DEA," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 34(1), pages 1-25, March.
    54. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & R. O. Ferguson, 1955. "Optimal Estimation of Executive Compensation by Linear Programming," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 1(2), pages 138-151, January.
    55. Banker, R. D. & Bardhan, I. & Cooper, W. W., 1996. "A note on returns to scale in DEA," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 88(3), pages 583-585, February.
    56. William Cooper & Kyung Park & Jesus Pastor, 2001. "The Range Adjusted Measure (RAM) in DEA: A Response to the Comment by Steinmann and Zweifel," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 15(2), pages 145-152, March.
    57. W. Cooper & L. Seiford & K. Tone & J. Zhu, 2007. "Some models and measures for evaluating performances with DEA: past accomplishments and future prospects," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 28(3), pages 151-163, December.
    58. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & G. Kozmetsky, 1973. "Measuring, Monitoring and Modeling Quality of Life," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 19(10), pages 1172-1188, June.
    59. Brockett, Patrick L. & Charnes, Abraham & Cooper, William W. & Learner, David & Phillips, Fred Y., 1995. "Information theory as a unifying statistical approach for use in marketing research," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 84(2), pages 310-329, July.
    60. Cooper, W. W. & Deng, Honghui & Gu, Bisheng & Li, Shanling & Thrall, R. M., 2001. "Using DEA to improve the management of congestion in Chinese industries (1981-1997)," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 227-242, December.
    61. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & G. H. Symonds, 1958. "Cost Horizons and Certainty Equivalents: An Approach to Stochastic Programming of Heating Oil," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 4(3), pages 235-263, April.
    62. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W., 1984. "The non-archimedean CCR ratio for efficiency analysis: A rejoinder to Boyd and Fare," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 15(3), pages 333-334, March.
    63. Patrick L. Brockett & William W. Cooper & Linda L. Golden & John J. Rousseau & Yuying Wang, 2005. "Financial Intermediary Versus Production Approach to Efficiency of Marketing Distribution Systems and Organizational Structure of Insurance Companies," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 72(3), pages 393-412.
    64. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1983. "Response to "Decision Problems Under Risk and Chance Constrained Programming: Dilemmas in the Transition"," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 29(6), pages 750-753, June.
    65. Indranil Bardhan & William Cooper & Subal Kumbhakar, 1998. "A Simulation Study of Joint Uses of Data Envelopment Analysis and Statistical Regressions for Production Function Estimation and Efficiency Evaluation," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 249-278, March.
    66. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & T. Sueyoshi, 1988. "A Goal Programming/Constrained Regression Review of the Bell System Breakup," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 34(1), pages 1-26, January.
    67. Banker, Rajiv D. & Chang, Hsihui & Cooper, William W., 2004. "A simulation study of DEA and parametric frontier models in the presence of heteroscedasticity," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 153(3), pages 624-640, March.
    68. Cooper, William W. & Gallegos, Armando & Granof, Michael H., 1995. "A Delphi study of goals and evaluation criteria of state and privately owned Latin American airlines," Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 273-285, December.
    69. William Cooper & Kyung Park & Jesus Pastor, 1999. "RAM: A Range Adjusted Measure of Inefficiency for Use with Additive Models, and Relations to Other Models and Measures in DEA," Journal of Productivity Analysis, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 5-42, February.
    70. Charnes, A & Cooper, William W & Schinnar, AP, 1982. "Transforms and approximations in cost and production function relations," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 10(2), pages 207-211.
    71. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Huang, Z. M. & Sun, D. B., 1990. "Polyhedral Cone-Ratio DEA Models with an illustrative application to large commercial banks," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 46(1-2), pages 73-91.
    72. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & K. Kortanek, 1965. "On Representations of Semi-Infinite Programs which Have No Duality Gaps," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 12(1), pages 113-121, September.
    73. Charnes, A. & Cooper, W. W. & Golany, B. & Seiford, L. & Stutz, J., 1985. "Foundations of data envelopment analysis for Pareto-Koopmans efficient empirical production functions," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 30(1-2), pages 91-107.
    74. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper & D. B. Learner & F. Y. Phillips, 1984. "An MDI Model and an Algorithm for Composite Hypotheses Testing and Estimation in Marketing," Marketing Science, INFORMS, vol. 3(1), pages 55-72.
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