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Fifty years of operational research in sport

Wright, M B (2009) Fifty years of operational research in sport. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60. pp. 161-168.

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews about 50 years of activity in OR as applied to sports. After some history and an overview, including discussions of what we mean by sport and what we mean by OR, four themes are presented: tactics and strategy, scheduling, forecasting and 'other'. Within each theme many papers are discussed, showing the wide range of methods used and sports analysed. The issue is then raised of who our clients are and who they ought to be—it is suggested that not nearly enough is done for amateur sport. The paper ends with a conclusion and speculations about the next 50 years.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Operational Research Society
    Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
    ID Code: 45286
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 19:29
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:30
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/45286

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