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. ISSN 1476-9360

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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Operational Research Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/aacsb/disciplinebasedresearch
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Management Science
ID Code: 45286
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Jul 2011 18:29
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 23:58

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