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# European Journal of Operational Research

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### 1991, Volume 50, Issue 3

**310-324 The finite capacity multi-server queue with inhomogeneous arrival rate and discrete service time distribution -- and its application to continuous service time problems***by*Brahimi, M. & Worthington, D. J.**325-334 The practical conversion of linear programmes to network flow models***by*Baston, V. J. D. & Rahmouni, M. K. & Williams, H. P.**335-344 A facet generation and relaxation technique applied to an assignment problem with side constraints***by*Aboudi, Ronny & Hallefjord, Asa & Jornsten, Kurt**345-352 A cubic algorithm for the directed Eulerian subgraph problem***by*Richey, M. B. & Parker, R. Gary**353-360 On pseudolinear functions***by*Rapcsak, T.

### 1991, Volume 50, Issue 2

**111-112 Editorial***by*Bell, Peter C. & O'Keefe, Robert M.**113-126 The impact of language theories on DSS dialog***by*Byrer, Joyce K. & Tawfik Jelassi, M.**127-139 Human-computer decision systems: The multiple roles of DSS***by*Te'eni, Dov & Ginzberg, Michael J.**140-156 A decision support system for Univeristy admission policies***by*Eliman, A. A.**157-165 Validation of a model to support the decision to transfer management control systems***by*Snodgrass, Coral R. & Szewczak, Edward J.**166-178 Network based models for air-traffic control***by*Zenios, Stavros A.**179-187 Selecting a text-processing system as a qualitative multiple criteria problem***by*Tanner, Leena**188-198 Improper linear discriminant classifiers***by*Koehler, Gary J.**199-210 Deriving expected values from probabilities of fuzzy subsets***by*Chanas, Stefan & Florkiewicz, Bronislaw**211-219 A relaxation column signature method for assignment problems***by*Paparrizos, Konstantinos**220-228 Conjugate duality and the curse of dimensionality***by*Klein, C. M. & Morin, T. L.**229-233 Research of physical distribution operations***by*Tilanus, C. B.

### 1991, Volume 50, Issue 1

**1-233 Editorial***by*Mercer, Alan & Tilanus, Bernhard & Zimmermann, Hans-Jurgen**2-18 Vendor selection criteria and methods***by*Weber, Charles A. & Current, John R. & Benton, W. C.**19-21 A note on the effectiveness of security analysts' forecasts***by*Guerard, John B. & Stone, Bernell K. & Hansen, Glen**22-26 Deriving route lengths from radial distances: Empirical evidence***by*Stokx, C. F. M. & Tilanus, C. B.**27-36 Production planning***by*Pasche, C.**37-47 Modeling of an interactive scheduling system in a complex environment***by*Thiriez, Herve**48-60 A goal programming model for bank assets and liabilities management***by*Giokas, D. & Vassiloglou, M.**61-75 Application of the decision support system to the evaluation of landslide favourability in Greece***by*Hadzinakos, I. & Yannacopoulos, D. & Faltsetas, C. & Ziourkas, K.**76-84 Perspectives on operations research in long-term planning***by*Lootsma, F. A.**85-91 Databases and desktop publishing in the process of reviewing OR books***by*Haley, K. Brian & Tobias, Andrew M.**92-93 Letter to the editor***by*Papoulias, Demetrios B.

### 1990, Volume 49, Issue 3

**295-307 Multiobjective analysis of facility location decisions***by*Current, John & Min, Hokey & Schilling, David**308-324 Validating and applying a model for locating emergency medical vehicles in Tuczon, AZ***by*Goldberg, Jeffrey & Dietrich, Robert & Ming Chen, Jen & Mitwasi, M. George & Valenzuela, Terry & Criss, Elizabeth**325-332 Measurement of adaptivity and flexibility in production systems***by*Brill, P. H. & Mandelbaum, M.**333-347 Allocating resources between health care regions: Catchment populations and allocating for equity***by*Wilson, Richard M. & Gibberd, R. W.**348-355 Use of exact penalty functions to determine efficient decisions***by*Bernau, Heinz

### 1990, Volume 49, Issue 2

**155-355 Editorial***by*Bornstein, C. T. & Rosenhead, J. & Vidal, R. V. V.**156-178 The role of operational research in less developed countries: A critical approach***by*Bornstein, Claudio T. & Rosenhead, Jonathan**179-187 The paradox of OR in India***by*Patel, Nitin R.**188-199 Applications of OR in developing economies: Some Indian experiences***by*Bandyopadhyay, R. & Datta, S.**200-210 Developing applied OR teaching in Asia***by*Luck, M. & Patel, N. & Walsham, G.**211-221 Operations research as a tool for analysis of food security problems***by*Schweigman, C. & Bakker, E. J. & Snijders, T. A. B.**222-229 Warehouse location in a developing country: Problems in formulating the problem***by*Bornstein, Claudio Thomas & de Castro Villela, Paulo R.**230-246 Project evaluation for energy supply in rural areas of developing countries***by*Christensen, John M. & Vidal, ReneVictor Valqui**247-253 Water resources optimization--simulation in Argentina***by*Gradowczyk, Mario H. & Jacovkis, Pablo M. & Freisztav, Ana M. & Roussel, Jean-Marc & Tabak, Esteban G.**254-265 Power outage planning***by*Modarres, Mohammad**266-270 The control of helicopter operations in the Brazilian oil industry: Issues in the design and implementation of a computerized system***by*Galvao, Roberto D. & Guimaraes, Jesu**271-278 The potential for computer-aided diagnosis of tropical diseases in developing countries: An expert system case study***by*Doukidis, Georgios I. & Forster, Dayo**279-288 In quest of useful health care decision models for developing countries***by*Parker, Barnett R.**289-294 OR in Greece: Myth and reality***by*Papoulias, Demetrios B. & Darzentas, John

### 1990, Volume 49, Issue 1

**1-2 Project management and scheduling: A permanent challenge for OR***by*Valadares Tavares, Luis & Weglarz, Jan**3-13 Some efficient multi-heuristic procedures for resource-constrained project scheduling***by*Boctor, Fayer F.**14-34 Project bidding under deterministic and probabilistic activity durations***by*Elmaghraby, Salah E.**35-49 The scheduling of activities to maximize the net present value of projects***by*Elmaghraby, Salah E. & Herroelen, Willy S.**50-59 Special features of precedence network charts***by*Harhalakis, George**60-67 Managing the political context in PMS organizations***by*Jones, Robert E.**68-79 Computational experience with a backtracking algorithm for solving a general class of precedence and resource-constrained scheduling problems***by*Patterson, James H. & Brian Talbot, F. & Slowinski, Roman & Weglarz, Jan**80-91 A heuristic for multi-project scheduling with limited resources in the housing industry***by*Tsubakitani, Shigeru & Deckro, Richard F.**92-101 A multi-stage non-deterministic model for project scheduling under resources constraints***by*Valadares Tavares, L.**102-139 An evaluation of microcomputer-based software packages for project management***by*De Wit, Jan & Herroelen, Willy**140-152 Project compression: A method for speeding up resource constrained projects which preserve the activity schedule***by*Yau, Chuk & Ritchie, Eric**153-154 Symmetric traveling salesman problems***by*Volgenant, A.

### 1990, Volume 48, Issue 3

**295-310 Sales force deployment models***by*Howick, R. S. & Pidd, M.**311-317 A quantitative analysis of new car sales and advertising in Greece***by*Donatos, G. S. & Kioulafas, K. E.**318-331 Sequential estimation of a time dependent advertising effectiveness model***by*Jex, C. F.**332-341 Sensitivity analysis of the additive model in data envelopment analysis***by*Charnes, A. & Neralic, L.**342-350 A strategy for determining the optimal domain for knowledge based decision support systems***by*Marsden, James R. & Pingry, David E. & St. Louis, Robert D.**351-361 Extensions of mathematical programming-based classification rules: A multicriteria approach***by*Stam, Antonie**362-371 An algorithm for disjunctive programs***by*Beaumont, Nicholas**372-375 Generalised convexity and symmetric duality in nonlinear programming***by*Kar, K. & Nanda, S.**376-390 An algorithm for finding the absolute center of a network***by*Sforza, Antonio**391-400 Generating random numbers by adapted rejection***by*Kampke, Thomas

### 1990, Volume 48, Issue 2

**175-188 Planning models for research and development***by*Weber, R. & Werners, B. & Zimmermann, H. -J.**189-203 Choice of a long-term strategy for the national electricity supply via scenario analysis and multi-criteria analysis***by*Lootsma, F. A. & Boonekamp, P. G. M. & Cooke, R. M. & Van Oostvoorn, F.**204-218 Synchronized scheduling and random delays in urban transit***by*Bookbinder, James H. & Ahlin, Frank J.**219-225 Multiobjective programming in optimization of the interval objective function***by*Ishibuchi, Hisao & Tanaka, Hideo**226-241 A multi-objective approach to resource allocation in single machine scheduling***by*Daniels, Richard L.**242-251 Utility functions based on net present worth***by*Fraser, Jane M.**252-259 Common random numbers in multivariate simulations***by*Sloan, Brian J. & Unwin, Antony R.**260-274 Analysis and computation of (n, N)-strategies for maintenance of a two-component system***by*van der Duyn Schouten, F. A. & Vanneste, S. G.**275-280 Interactive workforce management on a PC: An industry--university partnership***by*Hegde, G. G. & Tadikamalla, Pandu R.

### 1990, Volume 48, Issue 1

**1-280 Editorial***by*Vargas, Luis G. & Whittaker, R. W.**2-8 An overview of the analytic hierarchy process and its applications***by*Vargas, Luis G.**9-26 How to make a decision: The analytic hierarchy process***by*Saaty, Thomas L.**27-37 An application of the AHP to bank strategic planning: The mergers and acquisitions process***by*Arbel, Ami & Orgler, Yair E.**38-48 Analytic Hierarchy Process in the benefit-cost framework: A post-evaluation of the Trans-Sumatra highway project***by*Azis, Iwan J.**49-56 Equitable allocation of livers for orthotopic transplantation: An application of the Analytic Hierarchy process***by*Ryan Cook, D. & Staschak, Sandra & Green, William T.**57-65 Designing a mouse trap using the analytic hierarchy process and expert choice***by*Dobias, Arthur P.**66-76 A decision aid in the public debate on nuclear power***by*Hamalainen, Raimo P.**77-80 Site selection for a `sure service terminal'***by*Hegde, G. G. & Tadikamalla, Pandu R.**81-87 Using qualitative data in multiple objective linear programming***by*Korhonen, Pekka & Wallenius, Jyrki**88-97 Globally effective questioning in the Analytic Hierarchy Process***by*Millet, Ido & Harker, Patrick T.**98-104 Physics as a decision theory***by*Saaty, Thomas L.**105-119 An industrial bond rating model based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process***by*Srinivasan, Venkat & Bolster, Paul J.**120-127 The decentralization of a sales support department in a medium-large company : A quantitative assessment based on ideas of Thomas L. Saaty and Stafford Beer***by*Steenge, A. E. & Bulten, A. & Peters, F. G.**128-135 Fly now or fly later? The delayed consumption problem***by*Weiss, Elliott N.**136-147 A method for quantitative evaluation of expert systems***by*Zahedi, Fatemeh**148-152 Testing for the rank ordering of the priorities of the alternatives in Saaty's ratio-scale method***by*Basak, Indrani**153-155 Random indices for incomplete pairwise comparison matrices***by*Forman, Ernest H.**156-160 Eigenvector and logarithmic least squares***by*Saaty, Thomas L.**161-162 ORSEP (operations research software exchange program)***by*Hamacher, Horst W.

### 1990, Volume 47, Issue 3

**271-292 A state-of-the-art review of parallel-machine scheduling research***by*Cheng, T. C. E. & Sin, C. C. S.**293-305 Multi-criteria analysis and budget reallocation in long-term research planning***by*Lootsma, F. A. & Mensch, T. C. A. & Vos, F. A.**306-316 Integration of air pollution control technologies in linear energy--environmental models***by*Remmers, J. & Morgenstern, Th. & Schons, G. & Haasis, H. -D. & Rentz, O.**317-329 Metamodelling and experimental design: Case study of the greenhouse effect***by*Rotmans, J. & Vrieze, O. J.**330-338 The evaluation and analysis of retail sales promotions***by*Preston, John & Mercer, Alan**339-347 The influence of product range in the space allocation procedure***by*Preston, John & Mercer, Alan**348-363 The optimum markup when bidding with uncertain costs***by*King, Malcolm & Mercer, Alan**364-370 Criteria for evaluating purchase quantity decisions in response to future price increases***by*Markowski, Edward P.**371-386 Dynamic firm behavior within an uncertain environment***by*Kort, Peter M.**387-393 Implicit games: Analysis of asymptotic competitive behaviors***by*Namatame, Akira & Tse, Edison

### 1990, Volume 47, Issue 2

**139-140 Editorial***by*Thietart, R. A. & ESSEC**141-152 The dynamics of technology and strategy***by*Hamilton, William F.**153-161 Alternative frameworks for technology strategy***by*Mitchell, Graham R.**162-171 An interactive framework for formulating and evaluating a system incorporating new technologies***by*de Silva, Anura H. & De Leo, Guido & Gennari, Nedo**172-181 Cooperative strategy in commercializing an emerging technology***by*Shan, Weijian & Visudtibhan, Kanoknart**182-189 Product innovation: A tool for competitive advantage***by*Angelmar, Reinhard**190-202 Comparing successful and less successful new innovative businesses***by*Picot, Arnold & Laub, Ulf & Schneider, Dietram**203-213 Management systems for innovation and productivity***by*Chakravarthy, Balaji S.**214-224 Integrating manufacturing strategy and technology choice***by*Kleindorfer, Paul R. & Partovi, Fariborz Y.**225-238 A strategic analysis of flexible manufacturing systems***by*Tombak, Mihkel M.**239-247 How to arrive at computer integrated manufacturing: A 3-year survey***by*De Meyer, Arnoud**248-261 Technology selection models for multi-stage production systems: Joint application of physical system theory and mathematical programming***by*Singh, N. & Sushil

### 1990, Volume 47, Issue 1

**1-28 Introduction to computation and learning in artificial neural networks***by*Masson, Egill & Wang, Yih-Jeou**29-34 Group decision support systems implement Bayesian rationality***by*Sinclair-Desgagne, Bernard**35-48 Job oriented production scheduling***by*Hastings, N. A. J. & Yeh, C. -H.**49-55 Scheduling stochastic jobs with due dates on parallel machines***by*Emmons, Hamilton & Pinedo, Michael**56-64 Minimizing the makespan with late start penalties added to processing times in a single facility scheduling problem***by*Kunnathur, Anand S. & Gupta, Sushil K.**65-74 Some efficient heuristic methods for the flow shop sequencing problem***by*Taillard, E.**75-85 An efficient implementation of local search algorithms for constrained routing problems***by*Savelsbergh, M. W. P.**86-95 The hamiltonian p-median problem***by*Branco, I. M. & Coelho, J. D.**96-114 Calculating solution-value bounds for a geostationary-satellite location problem***by*Reilly, Charles H. & Mata, Fernando**115-122 Spatial activity allocation modelling: The dominant eigenvalue and its corresponding eigenvector***by*Dietzenbacher, Erik

### 1990, Volume 46, Issue 3

**271-281 Simulated annealing: A tool for operational research***by*Eglese, R. W.**282-294 An empirical study on measuring operating efficiency and profitability of bank branches***by*Oral, Muhittin & Yolalan, Reha**297-303 Optimisation and hypergraph theory***by*Berge, Claude**304-312 A super criterion for testing portfolio efficiency: Empirical evidence on Finnish stock data***by*Ostermark, R.**313-321 Integrating multiple long-range transport models into optimization methodologies for acid rain policy analysis***by*Ellis, J. Hugh**322-332 A classification scheme for vehicle routing and scheduling problems***by*Desrochers, M. & Lenstra, J. K. & Savelsbergh, M. W. P.**333-342 Decision support systems applications research: A bibliography (1971-1988)***by*Eom, Hyun B. & Lee, Sang M.**343-349 Software reliability growth models for testing-effort control***by*Yamada, Shigeru & Ohtera, Hiroshi**350-357 Solving multiple objective linear programs in objective space***by*Dauer, Jerald P. & Liu, Yi-Hsin**358-365 Constructing the set of efficient objective values in multiple objective linear programs***by*Dauer, J. P. & Saleh, O. A.**366-379 Mean value analysis for multiclass closed queueing network models of flexible manufacturing systems with limited buffers***by*Zhuang, Li & Hindi, K. S.**380-387 Tandem behavior of a finite capacity G/M/1 queueing system: An algorithm***by*Pourbabai, Behnam**388-392 An observation on storage allocation in a flow line with a common buffer***by*Melloy, Brian J. & Soyster, Allen L. & Jeya Chandra, M.**393-398 On the resemblance between the Kornai-Liptak and cross decomposition techniques for block-angular linear programs***by*Aardal, Karen & Ari, Aysen**399-403 On duality for Boolean programming***by*Korner, Frank**404-408 On the numerical realization of the exact penalty method for quadratic programming algorithms***by*Korner, Frank**409-411 On "a quadratic integer program for the location of interacting hub facilities"***by*Aykin, Turgut

### 1990, Volume 46, Issue 2

**141-142 Group Decision and Negotiation Support Systems (GDNSS)***by*Bui, Tung X. & Jelassi, Tawfik M. & Shakun, Melvin F.**143-161 The effects of electronic meetings on group processes and outcomes: An assessment of the empirical research***by*Pinsonneault, Alain & Kraemer, Kenneth L.**162-176 Assessing GDSS empirical research***by*Gray, Paul & Vogel, Doug & Beauclair, Renee**177-180 Social-emotional aspects of negotiation***by*Faure, Guy Olivier & Le Dong, Van & Shakun, Melvin F.**181-199 A development framework for computer-supported conflict resolution***by*Anson, Robert G. & Jelassi, M. Tawfik**200-215 Supporting problem representations in decisions with strategic interactions***by*Kersten, Gregory E. & Mallory, Geoffrey R.**216-234 Negotiation planning: An AI approach***by*Sycara, Katia P.**235-246 A formal analysis of the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber dispute***by*Hipel, Keith W. & Fang, Liping & Kilgour, D. Marc**247-259 Control strategies for group decision support systems: An end-user computing model***by*Euske, K. J. & Dolk, D. R.

### 1990, Volume 46, Issue 1

**1-20 Multi-stage production-inventory systems***by*Goyal, S. K. & Gunasekaran, A.**21-27 An economic ordering policy model for deteriorating items with time proportional demand***by*Xu, Haiping & (Ben) Wang, Hsu-Pin**28-37 Scheduling batches on parallel machines with major and minor set-ups***by*Tang, Christopher S.**38-47 Set partitioning and column generation heuristics for capacitated dynamic lotsizing***by*Cattrysse, Dirk & Maes, Johan & Van Wassenhove, Luk N.**48-60 The discrete p-dispersion problem***by*Erkut, Erhan**61-72 Relocation-promotion problem with Euclidean distance***by*Huang, Wilfred V. & Batta, Rajan & Babu, A. J. G.**73-83 Lagrangean dual ascent algorithms for computing bounds in capacitated plant location problems***by*Guignard, Monique & Opaswongkarn, Kongkiat**84-92 Improved Lagrangean decomposition: An application to the generalized assignment problem***by*Barcia, Paulo & Jornsten, Kurt**93-100 An improved annealing scheme for the QAP***by*Connolly, David T.**101-108 Generating cuts in integer programming with families of special ordered sets***by*Wilson, J. M.**109-112 The growth of m-constraint random knapsacks***by*Schilling, Kenneth E.**113-122 A comparison of a robust mixed-integer approach to existing methods for establishing classification rules for the discriminant problem***by*Stam, Antonie & Joachimsthaler, Erich A.**123-135 An approximate analysis of open tandem queueing networks with blocking and general service times***by*Jun, Kyung P. & Perros, Harry G.

### 1990, Volume 45, Issue 2-3

**127-135 Editorial***by*Vincke, Ph.**135-142 An integrated push-pull manufacturing strategy***by*Olhager, Jan & Ostlund, Bjorn**143-154 Approximate models of assembly systems with finite inventory banks***by*Liu, Xiao-Gao & Buzacott, John A.**155-176 Coordinated production scheduling for make-to-order manufacturing***by*Markland, R. E. & Darby-Dowman, K. H. & Minor, E. D.**177-190 Modelling and scheduling of a flexible manufacturing system***by*Sawik, Tadeusz**191-202 Equipment utilization based maintenance task scheduling in a job shop***by*Banerjee, Avijit & Burton, Jonathan S.**203-218 Suboptimal inspection policies for imperfectly observed realistic systems***by*Devooght, J. & Dubus, A. & Smidts, C.**219-223 A new approximation for the inspection period of systems with different failure rates***by*Rodrigues Dias, J.**224-230 Optimal process levels for the joint control of variables and attributes***by*Arcelus, F. J. & Rahim, M. A.**231-240 Structural properties of continuum systems***by*Montero, J. & Tejada, J. & Yanez, J.**241-250 Engineering applications of discrete time optimal control***by*Ravn, Hans F. & Vidal, ReneVictor Valqui**251-259 A case study in transportation network optimization using a microcomputer***by*Pirlot, Marc**260-264 An inventory model for perishable items in a lot-size system with quantity discounts***by*Shiue, Yih-Chearng**265-274 Knowledge acquisition and assessment about production management systems***by*Guinet, A.**275-292 An analysis of the structure of expert knowledge***by*Montazemi, A. R. & Chan, L.**293-308 CGX: An expert support system for credit granting***by*Srinivasan, Venkat & Ruparel, Bharat**309-323 Rule-based formalism and preference representation: An extension of***by*Kersten, Gregory E. & Szpakowicz, Stan**324-331 Decision-aid and decision-making***by*Roy, Bernard**332-346 Multicriteria location of thermal power plants***by*Barda, O. Haluk & Dupuis, Joseph & Lencioni, Pierre**347-355 A multi-objective model for warranty estimation***by*Mitra, Amitava & Patankar, Jayprakash G.**356-367 Service with a smile -- The public face of public sector industries***by*Field, E. A. & Shutler, M. F.**370-371 OR Software***by*Thiriez, Herve

### 1990, Volume 45, Issue 1

**1-3 Fifth EURO summer institute***by*de Kok, Ton G. & Lenstra, Jan Karel & Wijngaard, Jacob & Zijm, W. Henk M.**4-14 A benders decomposition based heuristic for the hierarchical production planning problem***by*Aardal, Karen & Larsson, Torbjorn**15-24 An efficient algorithm for the capacitated single item dynamic lot size problem***by*Kirca, Omer**25-37 Multi-level lot-sizing problem: Evaluation of a simulated-annealing heuristic***by*Kuik, R. & Salomon, M.**38-46 Operational production planning in a chemical manufacturing environment***by*Selen, W. J. & Heuts, R. M. J.**47-54 Machine allocation problems in manufacturing networks***by*Boxma, O. J. & Rinnooy Kan, A. H. G. & van Vliet, M.**55-69 Hierarchical production planning for consumer goods***by*de Kok, A. G.**70-84 Integral stock norms in divergent systems with lot-sizes***by*van Donselaar, Karel**85-95 A concept for planning and scheduling in an FMS***by*Solot, Philippe