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# European Journal of Operational Research

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### 2004, Volume 154, Issue 2

**492-514 Evaluating solvency versus efficiency performance and different forms of organization and marketing in US property--liability insurance companies***by*Brockett, Patrick L. & Cooper, William W. & Golden, Linda L. & Rousseau, John J. & Wang, Yuying**515-525 Competitive effects on teaching hospitals***by*Grosskopf, Shawna & Margaritis, Dimitri & Valdmanis, Vivian**526-532 Bankruptcy prediction using a data envelopment analysis***by*Cielen, Anja & Peeters, Ludo & Vanhoof, Koen**533-547 Using frontier efficiency models as a tool to re-engineer networks of public sector branches: An application to the Hellenic Tobacco Organization***by*Athanassopoulos, Antreas D.**548-561 Evaluating the performance of professional golfers on the PGA, LPGA and SPGA tours***by*Fried, Harold O. & Lambrinos, James & Tyner, James

### 2004, Volume 154, Issue 1

**1-19 Loading and scheduling of a flexible assembly system by mixed integer programming***by*Sawik, Tadeusz**20-35 Algebraic properties of location problems with one circular barrier***by*Klamroth, K.**36-45 Average performance of greedy heuristics for the integer knapsack problem***by*Kohli, Rajeev & Krishnamurti, Ramesh & Mirchandani, Prakash**46-56 Global optimization and multi knapsack: A percolation algorithm***by*Fortin, Dominique & Tsevendorj, Ider**57-70 New facets and a branch-and-cut algorithm for the weighted clique problem***by*Sorensen, Michael M.**71-83 Minimax and symmetric duality for a class of multiobjective variational mixed integer programming problems***by*Chen, Xiuhong**84-97 Minimum cost spanning tree games and population monotonic allocation schemes***by*Norde, Henk & Moretti, Stefano & Tijs, Stef**98-109 Some issues on consistency of fuzzy preference relations***by*Herrera-Viedma, E. & Herrera, F. & Chiclana, F. & Luque, M.**110-124 A method based on multiobjective optimization for deriving a ranking from a fuzzy preference relation***by*Fernandez, Eduardo & Leyva, Juan Carlos**125-143 Assessing weights of product attributes from fuzzy knowledge in a dynamic environment***by*Hu, Yi-Chung & Hu, Jian-Shiun & Chen, Ruey-Shun & Tzeng, Gwo-Hshiung**144-149 A model for multiple brand choice***by*Baltas, George**150-156 A buyer-seller game model for selection and negotiation of purchasing bids: Extensions and new models***by*Zhu, Joe**157-169 Mean-Gini analysis in R&D portfolio selection***by*Ringuest, Jeffrey L. & Graves, Samuel B. & Case, Randy H.**170-183 Design and implementation of an optimization-based decision support system generator***by*Maturana, Sergio & Ferrer, Juan-Carlos & Baranao, Francisco**184-190 Decisions rules and flow networks***by*Pawlak, Zdzislaw**191-205 Evaluating Kohonen's learning rule: An approach through genetic algorithms***by*Curry, B. & Morgan, P. H.**206-217 Modeling consideration sets and brand choice using artificial neural networks***by*Vroomen, Bjorn & Hans Franses, Philip & van Nierop, Erjen**218-229 Performance models of a proxy cache server: The impact of multimedia traffic***by*Cheng, Hsing Kenneth & Bose, Indranil**230-235 Optimal installation policies of additional water supply facilities for a growing population***by*Sharma, R. R. & Singh, O. N. & Raha, P. R.**236-250 A methodology for strategic sourcing***by*Talluri, Srinivas & Narasimhan, Ram**251-270 Pricing combinatorial auctions***by*Xia, Mu & Koehler, Gary J. & Whinston, Andrew B.**271-290 Outsourcing inventory management decisions in healthcare: Models and application***by*Nicholson, Lawrence & Vakharia, Asoo J. & Selcuk Erenguc, S.**291-303 Controlling sales force turnover costs through optimal recruiting and training policies***by*Darmon, Rene Y.**304-322 Two genetic algorithms to solve a layout problem in the fashion industry***by*Martens, J.**323-329 Solving group Steiner problems as Steiner problems***by*Duin, C. W. & Volgenant, A. & Vo[ss], S.**330-335 A note on the assignment problem with seniority and job priority constraints***by*Volgenant, A.

### 2004, Volume 153, Issue 3

**531-533 EURO Young Scientists: Preface to the Feature Cluster on the First ORP3 Conference***by*Bouyssou, Denis**534-543 Minimizing the makespan for the flow shop scheduling problem with availability constraints***by*Aggoune, Riad**544-563 Designing communication networks for distributed control agents***by*Camponogara, Eduardo & Talukdar, Sarosh**564-580 GRASP for set packing problems***by*Delorme, Xavier & Gandibleux, Xavier & Rodriguez, Joaquin**581-592 Batch scheduling in a two-machine flow shop with limited buffer and sequence independent setup times and removal times***by*Pranzo, Marco**593-606 A decision support system for a real vehicle routing problem***by*Ruiz, Ruben & Maroto, Concepcion & Alcaraz, Javier**607-617 Robot trajectory planning with semi-infinite programming***by*Vaz, A. Ismael F. & Fernandes, Edite M. G. P. & Gomes, M. Paula S. F.**618-623 Sixty years of Operational Research***by*Bowen, Ken**624-640 A simulation study of DEA and parametric frontier models in the presence of heteroscedasticity***by*Banker, Rajiv D. & Chang, Hsihui & Cooper, William W.**641-660 Congestion and returns to scale in data envelopment analysis***by*Wei, Quanling & Yan, Hong**661-674 Solving fuzzy transportation problems based on extension principle***by*Liu, Shiang-Tai & Kao, Chiang**675-686 A general structure of achievement function for a goal programming model***by*Romero, Carlos**687-703 Hierarchical coordination mechanisms within the supply chain***by*Schneeweiss, Christoph & Zimmer, Kirstin**704-726 Object oriented modeling and decision support for supply chains***by*Biswas, S. & Narahari, Y.**727-750 The impact of information enrichment on the Bullwhip effect in supply chains: A control engineering perspective***by*Dejonckheere, J. & Disney, S. M. & Lambrecht, M. R. & Towill, D. R.**751-756 Selective discount for supplier-buyer coordination using common replenishment epochs***by*Mishra, Ajay K.**757-768 Determining when to update the weights in combined forecasts for product demand--an application of the CUSUM technique***by*Chan, Chi Kin & Kingsman, Brian G. & Wong, H.**769-781 Customer lead time management when both demand and price are lead time sensitive***by*Ray, Saibal & Jewkes, E. M.**782-789 A new algorithm for the multi-item exponentially discounted optimal selection problem***by*David, Israel & Levi, Ofer**790-802 Interval reliability of typical systems with partially known probabilities***by*Utkin, Lev V.

### 2004, Volume 153, Issue 2

**267-270 12th Mini Euro Conference: Decision support systems; Electronic and mobile commerce; Multicriteria decision aid; Human centered processes; Ethical dilemmas in decision making***by*Brans, J. P. & Coppin, G. & Lenca, Ph. & Jelassi, T. & Roubens, M. & Zarate, P.**271-289 Using ELECTRE TRI outranking method to sort MOMILP nondominated solutions***by*Lourenco, Rui Pedro & Costa, Joao Paulo**290-296 Formulating national information technology strategies: A preference ranking model using PROMETHEE method***by*Albadvi, Amir**297-306 A mathematical programming procedure for the choice problematic***by*Chabchoub, Habib & Martel, Jean Marc**307-317 PROMETHEE and AHP: The design of operational synergies in multicriteria analysis.: Strengthening PROMETHEE with ideas of AHP***by*Macharis, Cathy & Springael, Johan & De Brucker, Klaas & Verbeke, Alain**318-322 A note on AHP group consistency for the row geometric mean priorization procedure***by*Escobar, M. T. & Aguaron, J. & Moreno-Jimenez, J. M.**323-331 A career choice problem: An example of how to use MACBETH to build a quantitative value model based on qualitative value judgments***by*Bana e Costa, Carlos A. & Chagas, Manuel P.**332-349 A public warehouses selection support system***by*Colson, Gerard & Dorigo, Fabrice**350-359 Multicriteria optimization of an emulsion polymerization process***by*Fonteix, Christian & Massebeuf, Silvere & Pla, Fernand & Kiss, Laszlo Nandor**360-369 Multicriteria optimization of a single-cell oil production***by*Muniglia, Lionel & Nandor Kiss, Laszlo & Fonteix, Christian & Marc, Ivan**370-385 A multiple objective model to deal with economy-energy-environment interactions***by*Oliveira, Carla & Antunes, Carlos Henggeler**386-399 The zero-emission certificates: A novel CO2-pollution reduction instrument applied to the electricity market***by*Kunsch, P. L. & Springael, J. & Brans, J. -P.**400-416 Opportunities for OR in intermodal freight transport research: A review***by*Macharis, C. & Bontekoning, Y. M.**417-432 Modeling and predicting emerging inference-based decisions in complex and ambiguous legal settings***by*Lundberg, C. Gustav**433-444 Minimally biased weight determination in personnel selection***by*Jessop, Alan**445-456 Travail, transparency and trust: A case study of computer-supported collaborative supply chain planning in high-tech electronics***by*Akkermans, Henk & Bogerd, Paul & van Doremalen, Jan**457-465 Pattern language: A framework for learning***by*Jessop, Alan**466-467 The management of the future: Ethics in OR: Respect, multicriteria management, happiness***by*Brans, Jean-Pierre**468-476 Operations research and ethics: Responsibility, sharing and cooperation***by*Gallo, Giorgio**477-484 Ethics outside, within, or beyond OR models?***by*Le Menestrel, Marc & Van Wassenhove, Luk N.**485-488 The importance of co-operation for ethical decision-making with OR***by*Theys, M. & Kunsch, P. L.**489-505 Equity in international greenhouse gases abatement scenarios: A multicriteria approach***by*Vaillancourt, Kathleen & Waaub, Jean-Philippe**506-516 A critical reflection on optimal decision***by*Climaco, Joao C. N.**517-529 A framework for managing a portfolio of socially responsible investments***by*Hallerbach, Winfried & Ning, Haikun & Soppe, Aloy & Spronk, Jaap

### 2004, Volume 153, Issue 1

**1-2 Timetabling and Rostering***by*Burke, Edmund & Petrovic, Sanja**3-27 Staff scheduling and rostering: A review of applications, methods and models***by*Ernst, A. T. & Jiang, H. & Krishnamoorthy, M. & Sier, D.**28-40 A greedy-based neighborhood search approach to a nurse rostering problem***by*Bellanti, F. & Carello, G. & Della Croce, F. & Tadei, R.**41-50 Iterative restart technique for solving timetabling problems***by*Meisels, Amnon & Kaplansky, Eliezer**51-64 Local search for shift design***by*Musliu, Nysret & Schaerf, Andrea & Slany, Wolfgang**65-79 A comparison of discrete and continuous neural network approaches to solve the class/teacher timetabling problem***by*Carrasco, M. P. & Pato, M. V.**80-91 Using tabu search with longer-term memory and relaxation to create examination timetables***by*White, George M. & Xie, Bill S. & Zonjic, Stevan**92-101 Global constraints for round robin tournament scheduling***by*Henz, Martin & Muller, Tobias & Thiel, Sven**102-116 Memetic Algorithm timetabling for non-commercial sport leagues***by*Schonberger, J. & Mattfeld, D. C. & Kopfer, H.**117-135 An integer programming formulation for a case study in university timetabling***by*Daskalaki, S. & Birbas, T. & Housos, E.**136-147 An automated university course timetabling system developed in a distributed environment: A case study***by*Dimopoulou, M. & Miliotis, P.**148-175 A case study of single shift planning and scheduling under annualized hours: A simple three-step approach***by*Azmat, Carlos S. & Widmer, Marino**176-183 A new model for complete solutions to one-dimensional cutting stock problems***by*Johnston, Robert E. & Sadinlija, Enes**184-190 Effective algorithm and heuristic for the generalized assignment problem***by*Haddadi, Salim & Ouzia, Hacene**191-199 Weight reduction problems with certain bottleneck objectives***by*Burkard, Rainer E. & Lin, Yixun & Zhang, Jianzhong**200-210 GRASP and path relinking for the matrix bandwidth minimization***by*Pinana, Estefania & Plana, Isaac & Campos, Vicente & Marti, Rafael**211-219 Single machine batch scheduling with jointly compressible setup and processing times***by*Daniel Ng, C. T. & Cheng, T. C. Edwin & Kovalyov, Mikhail Y.**220-238 A repairing technique for the local search of the job-shop problem***by*Murovec, Bostjan & Suhel, Peter**239-254 Computing a lower approximation of the compulsory part of a task with varying duration and varying resource consumption***by*Poder, Emmanuel & Beldiceanu, Nicolas & Sanlaville, Eric**255-265 A note on the approximation of the asymmetric traveling salesman problem***by*Righini, Giovanni & Trubian, Marco

### 2004, Volume 152, Issue 3

**529-265 Guest editor's introduction***by*Vidal, R. V. V.**530-554 Problem structuring methods in action***by*Mingers, John & Rosenhead, Jonathan**555-570 Using soft OR in a small company--The case of Kirby***by*Sorensen, Lene & Vidal, Rene Victor Valqui & Engstrom, Erik**571-585 Internet and technology new venture development using Soft OR***by*Gondal, Sohail**586-601 Project review and learning in the construction industry: Embedding a problem structuring method within a partnership context***by*Franco, L. Alberto & Cushman, Mike & Rosenhead, Jonathan**602-614 Implications of cell design implementation: A case study and analysis***by*Chakravorty, Satya S. & Hales, Douglas N.**615-630 Cognitive mapping expert views for policy analysis in the public sector***by*Eden, Colin & Ackermann, Fran**631-640 Strategic development and SWOT analysis at the University of Warwick***by*Dyson, Robert G.**641-654 Avoiding academic and decorative planning in GHG emissions abatement studies with MCDA:: The Peruvian case***by*Borges, Pedro C. & Villavicencio, Arturo**655-666 Exploring inter-organisational relationships in the health service: An immersive drama approach***by*Bryant, James W. & Darwin, John A.**667-683 Enhancing public participation in natural resource management using Soft OR--an application of strategic option development and analysis in tactical forest planning***by*Hjortso, Carsten Nico**684-695 Community planning for rural education in South Africa***by*Phahlamohlaka, Jackie & Friend, John**696-708 The impact of soft OR-methods on problem structuring***by*Joldersma, Cisca & Roelofs, Ellie**709-722 Scenario planning--lessons for practice from teaching and learning***by*O'Brien, F. A.**723-744 Stochastic vendor managed replenishment with demand dependent shipment***by*Kim, Eungab**745-757 Product introduction decisions in a duopoly***by*Souza, Gilvan C.**758-769 An exact algorithm for the identical parallel machine scheduling problem***by*Mokotoff, Ethel**770-780 A returns policy for distribution channel coordination of perishable items***by*Hahn, Kyu Hun & Hwang, Hark & Shinn, Seong Whan**781-799 Optimal procurement strategies for online spot markets***by*Seifert, Ralf W. & Thonemann, Ulrich W. & Hausman, Warren H.**800-802 On the linearisation of reference technologies for testing returns to scale in FDH models***by*Podinovski, V. V.

### 2004, Volume 152, Issue 2

**301-301 Feature Issue: New technologies in transportation systems***by*Siskos, Y. & Sambracos, E.**302-320 The application of information and communication technologies in transport***by*Giannopoulos, G. A.**321-333 Motorway network traffic control systems***by*Kotsialos, Apostolos & Papageorgiou, Markos**334-353 A survey of customer satisfaction barometers: Some results from the transportation-communications sector***by*Grigoroudis, E. & Siskos, Y.**354-364 A DEA approach for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of urban transit systems***by*Karlaftis, Matthew G.**365-381 Dispatching of small containers via coastal freight liners: The case of the Aegean Sea***by*Sambracos, E. & Paravantis, J. A. & Tarantilis, C. D. & Kiranoudis, C. T.**382-398 Design of an IT-driven decision support system for vehicle routing and scheduling***by*Gayialis, Sotiris P. & Tatsiopoulos, Ilias P.**399-409 Applications of GPS technology in the land transportation system***by*Mintsis, G. & Basbas, S. & Papaioannou, P. & Taxiltaris, C. & Tziavos, I. N.**410-419 Development of an expert system for the evaluation of conventional and innovative technologies in the intermodal transport area***by*Abacoumkin, Constantinos & Ballis, Athanasios**420-436 Towards the improvement of a combined transport chain performance***by*Ballis, Athanasios & Golias, John**437-453 Combination of geographical information system and efficient routing algorithms for real life distribution operations***by*Tarantilis, C. D. & Diakoulaki, D. & Kiranoudis, C. T.**454-464 Sector modeling for the prediction and evaluation of Cretan olive oil***by*Migdalas, A. & Baourakis, G. & Kalogeras, N. & Meriem, H. B.**465-475 A GIS-based decision support system for planning urban transportation policies***by*Arampatzis, G. & Kiranoudis, C. T. & Scaloubacas, P. & Assimacopoulos, D.**476-486 Towards an integrated framework for forest fire control***by*Dimopoulou, Maria & Giannikos, Ioannis**487-499 Towards a decision support system for the ready concrete distribution system: A case of a Greek company***by*Matsatsinis, Nikolaos F.**500-506 Risk transportation via a clique number problem formulation***by*Mavrommatis, G. & Panayiotopoulos, J. -C.**507-519 A heuristic algorithm for solving hazardous materials distribution problems***by*Zografos, Konstantinos G. & Androutsopoulos, Konstantinos N.**520-527 Solving a vehicle routing problem by balancing the vehicles time utilization***by*Nikolakopoulou, G. & Kortesis, S. & Synefaki, A. & Kalfakakou, R.

### 2004, Volume 152, Issue 1

**1-13 A concise survey of scheduling with time-dependent processing times***by*Cheng, T. C. E. & Ding, Q. & Lin, B. M. T.**14-21 Super efficiency evaluations based on potential slack***by*Bogetoft, Peter & Leth Hougaard, Jens**22-44 Continuous location of dimensional structures***by*Diaz-Banez, J. M. & Mesa, J. A. & Schobel, A.**45-55 Mixed integer programming approach of extended DEA-discriminant analysis***by*Sueyoshi, Toshiyuki**56-71 Goal programming, regulation and generalised economies of scale and scope***by*Ryan, Michael J.**72-87 (p,r)-Invexity in multiobjective programming***by*Antczak, Tadeusz**88-95 Fuzzy random bottleneck spanning tree problems using possibility and necessity measures***by*Katagiri, Hideki & Sakawa, Masatoshi & Ishii, Hiroaki**96-114 A new heuristic for minimal makespan in flow shops with multiple processors and no intermediate storage***by*Thornton, Henry W. & Hunsucker, John L.**115-131 Hybrid flow-shop scheduling problems with multiprocessor task systems***by*Oguz, Ceyda & Zinder, Yakov & Ha Do, Van & Janiak, Adam & Lichtenstein, Maciej**132-147 No-wait flowshops with bicriteria of makespan and maximum lateness***by*Allahverdi, Ali & Aldowaisan, Tariq**148-158 A threshold accepting metaheuristic for the heterogeneous fixed fleet vehicle routing problem***by*Tarantilis, C. D. & Kiranoudis, C. T. & Vassiliadis, V. S.**159-169 The complexity of two-job shop problems with multi-purpose unrelated machines***by*Mati, Yazid & Xie, Xiaolan**170-179 Solving a fuel delivery problem by heuristic and exact approaches***by*Avella, Pasquale & Boccia, Maurizio & Sforza, Antonio**180-194 A fuzzy robust scheduling approach for product development projects***by*Wang, Juite**195-214 A multipurpose parallel genetic hybrid algorithm for non-linear non-convex programming problems***by*Ostermark, Ralf**215-225 The development of genetic algorithms for the finite capacity scheduling of complex products, with multiple levels of product structure***by*Pongcharoen, P. & Hicks, C. & Braiden, P. M.**226-247 Technological advancement, learning, and the adoption of new technology***by*Chambers, Chester**248-262 A Petri net model of a continuous flow transfer line with unreliable machines***by*Sorensen, Kenneth & Janssens, Gerrit K.**263-280 Leveraging information in multi-echelon inventory systems***by*Mitra, Subrata & Chatterjee, A. K.**281-288 Supply-side collaboration and its value in supply chains***by*Fu, Yonghui & Piplani, Rajesh**289-295 The sensitivity of the inventory model with partial backorders***by*Chu, Peter & Chung, Kun-Jen**296-299 A note on `bilevel linear fractional programming problem'***by*Calvete, Herminia I. & Gale, Carmen

### 2003, Volume 151, Issue 3

**447-460 Nurse rostering problems--a bibliographic survey***by*Cheang, B. & Li, H. & Lim, A. & Rodrigues, B.**461-473 On the convergence of conditional [var epsilon]-subgradient methods for convex programs and convex-concave saddle-point problems***by*Larsson, Torbjorn & Patriksson, Michael & Stromberg, Ann-Brith**474-480 The gradual covering decay location problem on a network***by*Berman, Oded & Krass, Dmitry & Drezner, Zvi**481-502 Augmented neural networks for task scheduling***by*Agarwal, Anurag & Pirkul, Hasan & Jacob, Varghese S.**503-519 BFC, A branch-and-fix coordination algorithmic framework for solving some types of stochastic pure and mixed 0-1 programs***by*Alonso-Ayuso, Antonio & Escudero, Laureano F. & Teresa Ortuno, M.**520-535 New savings based algorithms for time constrained pickup and delivery of full truckloads***by*Gronalt, Manfred & Hartl, Richard F. & Reimann, Marc**536-551 Periodic review, push inventory policies for remanufacturing***by*Mahadevan, B. & Pyke, David F. & Fleischmann, Moritz**552-568 Model calibration as a testing strategy for system dynamics models***by*Oliva, Rogelio**569-585 An MCDM analysis of agricultural risk aversion***by*Gomez-Limon, Jose A. & Arriaza, Manuel & Riesgo, Laura**586-601 Formulation of confidence intervals for estimated actual distances***by*Uster, Halit & Love, Robert F.**602-616 Management of non-maturing deposits by multistage stochastic programming***by*Frauendorfer, Karl & Schurle, Michael**617-632 Determinants of mutual fund underperformance: A Bayesian stochastic frontier approach***by*Annaert, Jan & van den Broeck, Julien & Vander Vennet, Rudi

### 2003, Volume 151, Issue 2

**247-252 Guidelines for the use of meta-heuristics in combinatorial optimization***by*Hertz, Alain & Widmer, Marino**253-264 Data mining with genetic algorithms on binary trees***by*Sorensen, Kenneth & Janssens, Gerrit K.**265-279 Lexicographic local search and the p-center problem***by*Hassin, Refael & Levin, Asaf & Morad, Dana**280-295 A tabu search algorithm for self-healing ring network design***by*Fortz, Bernard & Soriano, Patrick & Wynants, Christelle**296-306 Genetic algorithms to minimize the weighted number of late jobs on a single machine***by*Sevaux, Marc & Dauzere-Peres, Stephane**307-332 Job-shop scheduling with processing alternatives***by*Kis, Tamas**333-351 Upper and lower bounds for the single source capacitated location problem***by*Cortinhal, Maria Joao & Captivo, Maria Eugenia**352-364 Genetic local search with distance preserving recombination operator for a vehicle routing problem***by*Jaszkiewicz, Andrzej & Kominek, Pawel**365-378 Variable neighborhood tabu search and its application to the median cycle problem***by*Moreno Perez, Jose A. & Marcos Moreno-Vega, J. & Rodriguez Martin, Inmaculada**379-388 A variable neighborhood search for graph coloring***by*Avanthay, Cedric & Hertz, Alain & Zufferey, Nicolas**389-399 Solving spread spectrum radar polyphase code design problem by tabu search and variable neighbourhood search***by*Mladenovic, N. & Petrovic, J. & Kovacevic-Vujcic, V. & Cangalovic, M.**400-414 Solving the continuous flow-shop scheduling problem by metaheuristics***by*Fink, Andreas & Vo[ss], Stefan**415-433 A contribution to the stochastic flow shop scheduling problem***by*Gourgand, Michel & Grangeon, Nathalie & Norre, Sylvie**434-446 A simulated annealing approach for manufacturing cell formation with multiple identical machines***by*Xambre, Ana R. & Vilarinho, Pedro M.

### 2003, Volume 151, Issue 1

**1-11 Real-time vehicle routing: Solution concepts, algorithms and parallel computing strategies***by*Ghiani, Gianpaolo & Guerriero, Francesca & Laporte, Gilbert & Musmanno, Roberto**12-24 Coordinated ordering decisions for short life cycle products with uncertainty in delivery time and demand***by*Weng, Z. Kevin & McClurg, Tim**25-37 On optimal inventory control with independent stochastic item returns***by*Fleischmann, Moritz & Kuik, Roelof**38-52 Return handling options and order quantities for single period products***by*Vlachos, Dimitrios & Dekker, Rommert**53-79 The comparative efficacy of imputation methods for missing data in structural equation modeling***by*Olinsky, Alan & Chen, Shaw & Harlow, Lisa**80-102 An optimal hostage rescue problem***by*Shi, Fengbo**103-118 The interactive analysis of the multicriteria shortest path problem by the reference point method***by*Granat, Janusz & Guerriero, Francesca**119-139 Computation of ideal and Nadir values and implications for their use in MCDM methods***by*Ehrgott, Matthias & Tenfelde-Podehl, Dagmar**140-152 Analysis of heuristic solutions to the best choice problem***by*Stein, William E. & Seale, Darryl A. & Rapoport, Amnon**153-166 A discrete-time model of American put option in an uncertain environment***by*Yoshida, Yuji**167-180 Human resource selection for software development projects using Taguchi's parameter design***by*Tsai, Hsien-Tang & Moskowitz, Herbert & Lee, Lai-Hsi**181-192 Optimal grouping for a nuclear magnetic resonance scanner by means of an open queueing model***by*Vandaele, Nico & Van Nieuwenhuyse, Inneke & Cupers, Sascha**193-223 Progressive option bounds from the sequence of concurrently expiring options***by*Ryan, Peter J.**224-232 Comparative statics under uncertainty: The case of mean-variance preferences***by*Wagener, Andreas**233-237 A method for discriminating efficient candidates with ranked voting data***by*Obata, Tsuneshi & Ishii, Hiroaki**238-246 Logic cuts for multilevel generalized assignment problems***by*Osorio, Maria A. & Laguna, Manuel

### 2003, Volume 150, Issue 3

**463-465 Financial modelling and extreme events***by*Rai, Anoop & van der Wijst, Nico**466-481 The efficiency effects of a single market for financial services in Europe***by*Berger, Allen N.**482-495 Comparative performance evaluation under uncertainty***by*Spronk, Jaap & Vermeulen, Erik M.