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Special Issue of European Journal of Operational Research

Gerald Midgley (Centre for Systems Studies, University of Hull, UK) and Michael Johnson (University of Massachusetts Boston) are co-editors of a special issue of the European Journal of Operational Research entitled ‘Community Operational Research: Innovations, Internationalization and Agenda-Setting Applications’ (Elsevier, August 2018). The purpose of this special issue is to highlight current work in operational research, management science and analytics that emphasizes community engagement in decision science for local impact and social change. You may learn more about this project at

Gerald and Michael hope that their work will serve to enhance the diversity of the OR community, and to show how the field can make a difference in the lives of people, communities and institutions worldwide, especially those that are traditionally under-represented in OR. Please contact Michael (michael.johnson [at] or Gerald (G.R.Midgley [at] with any questions, comments or suggestions about this or related/future projects and/or collaborations.