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Title Advances in operations research education : European studies / Hans W. Ittmann ... [and five others]
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Series Lecture notes in logistics
Lecture notes in logistics.
Contents Intro; Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; 1 European Study on OR/MS Education; 1 Introduction; 2 The Survey; 3 Survey Respondents; 4 Some Results on Important Factors in OR/MS Education; 4.1 Enrolment of Students; 4.2 1st Year Students; 4.3 Restructuring Procedures; 4.4 OR/MS Teaching Practices; 4.5 Labour Market; 5 Some Conclusions and Prospects; References; 2 OR/MS Education in a Changing Environment; 1 Introduction; 2 Literature Review; 3 A Fast Changing World; 4 Some Revolutions Affecting OR/MS; 4.1 Disruptive Technologies; 4.2 Digitization and Innovative Technologies
2 Organizing Initiatives and Resources According to Their Target Groups3 Conclusion; 5 A South African Perspective on OR/MS Education; 1 Introduction; 2 A Fast Changing World; 3 The South African Education System; 3.1 State of Literacy; 3.2 Mathematics and Science Literacy; 3.3 The State of Higher Education in South Africa; 3.3.1 Academic Performance; 3.3.2 Universities in South Africa; 3.3.3 Summary; 4 OR/MS Education in South Africa; 4.1 Early Days; 4.2 Introduction of OR/MS to South African Universities; 4.3 Universities Offering Limited OR/MS Education
4.3 Big Data4.4 Analytics; 4.5 Behavioral Operations Research; 5 OR/MS Practitionersâ#x80;#x94;Skills Required; 6 Conclusion; References; 3 Is Operational Research Attractive Enough at Higher Education Institutions in Croatia?; 1 Introduction; 2 Contextual Framework and Data on OR Courses and Programmes; 3 Analysis of OR Education at Undergraduate and Graduate Level; 4 Analysis of OR Education at the Postgraduate Level; 5 Innovations in OR Programs in Croatia; 6 Good Examples of Collaboration with the Business Community; 6.1 In-House Seminars and Workshops for Managers
4.4 Current South African Universities Offering Comprehensive OR/MS Education5 State of OR/MS Education at South African Universities; 5.1 Enrolment of Students; 5.2 1st Year Students Failure Rates and Promoting Continuity; 5.3 Restructuring Procedures; 5.4 Teaching Practices Assistance to OR/MS; 5.5 Students Entering the Labour Market; 6 Examples of Innovative Practices in OR/MS Education; 7 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 6 OR/MS Education: Good Practices and International Cooperation; 1 Introduction; 2 Methodology; 3 Results; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References
6.2 Collaboration with IT Companies6.3 Professional Associations Providing the Link Between Educational Institutions and the Business Community; 7 Future Trends, Suggestions, and Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; 4 Resources for the Education in Operations Research: Past, Present and Future; 1 Resources Related to the Education in OR and the Promotion of OR; 1.1 OR Promotion; 1.2 Materials for Teaching and Learning; 1.3 Conferences; 1.4 Training of Instructors; 1.5 Training Courses in OR Techniques and Methodologies; 1.6 Academic Degrees/Programs in OR
Summary This edited monograph contains a comprehensive overview of educational developments in the fields of operations research (OR) and management science (MS). The book outlines key factors in OR/MS curricular programs and analyses different approaches regarding student enrollment and failure rates. The approach is genuinely international, whereas the focus lies on the European level. The target audience primarily comprises public policy planners in education, deans and school directors as well as program coordinators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Operations research.
Form Electronic book
Author Ittmann, Hans W.
ISBN 3319741047 (electronic bk.)
9783319741048 (electronic bk.)