Editors’ Choice Articles

A selection of the best articles from some of our key Decision Sciences journals, chosen by each of the Editors-in-Chief.

Economics & Forecasting

  • Electricity price forecasting: A review of the state-of-the-art with a look into the future
    International Journal of Forecasting
    Rafał Weron
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2014.08.008
    Why read this paper? "The literature on electricity price forecasting has been growing rapidly, and this paper provides a comprehensive and systematic review of the state-of-the-art. It will be a classic reference for a long time to come."
  • The Delphi method in forecasting financial markets— An experimental study
    International Journal of Forecasting
    Karlo Kauko, Peter Palmroos
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2013.09.007
    Why read this paper?"The Delphi method has been used in many contexts, but rarely for forecasting financial markets. This paper presents a controlled experiment, exploring belief perseverance and over-confidence of financial forecasters."

Industrial Engineering & Operations Management

  • Point–counterpoint: Resource heterogeneity, performance, and competitive advantage
    Journal of Operations Management
    Mikko Ketokivi
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2015.10.004
    Editors' Introduction
  • Resource based theory in operations management research
    Journal of Operations Management
    Michael A. Hitt, Kai Xu, Christina Matz Carnes
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2015.11.002
    Forum Article
  • Operations management and the resource based view: Another viewJournal of Operations Management
    Philip Bromiley, Devaki Rau
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2015.11.003
    Rebuttal to the Article
  • A current view of resource based theory in operations management: A response to Bromiley and Rau
    Journal of Operations Management

    Michael A. Hitt, Kai Xu, Christina Matz Carnes
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jom.2015.11.004
    Rejoinder

Operations Research & Management Science

  • Tactical network planning for food aid distribution in Kenya
    Computers & Operations Research
    Marie-Ève Rancourt, Jean-François Cordeau, Gilbert Laporte, Ben Watkins
    doi:10.1016/j.cor.2014.10.018
    Why read this paper? "From theory to practice — Computers & OR is a good forum to show how "OR" together with "Computers" can give relevant contributions to a better world. This paper is a fine example."
  • The air-cargo consolidation problem with pivot weight: Models and solution methods
    Computers & Operations Research
    James H. Bookbinder, Samir Elhedhli, Zichao Li
    doi:10.1016/j.cor.2014.11.015
    Why read this paper? "Air-cargo: an area in which OR has a great role to play; this is a paper with very interesting theoretical developments for a problem fairly easy to describe but tough to solve."
  • Tabu search algorithm for DNA sequencing by hybridization with multiplicity information available
    Computers & Operations Research
    Kamil Kwarciak, Piotr Formanowicz
    doi:10.1016/j.cor.2014.01.007
    Why read this paper? "A well-known metaheuristic used as a tool in computational Biology."
  • Spitzer identity, Wiener-Hopf factorization and pricing of discretely monitored exotic options
    European Journal of Operational Research
    G. Fusai, G. Germano, D. Marazzina
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.11.027
    From the section Stochastics and Statistics. Chosen by Emanuele Borgonovo.
  • An optimization approach for district heating strategic network design
    European Journal of Operational Research
    Chiara Bordina, Angelo Gordinib, Daniele Vigo
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2015.12.049
    From the section Innovative Applications of O.R. Chosen by Roman Slowinski
  • From stakeholders analysis to cognitive mapping and Multi-Attribute Value Theory: An integrated approach for policy support
    European Journal of Operational Research
    Valentina Ferretti
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2016.02.054
    From the section Innovative Applications of O.R. Chosen by Robert Dyson
  • Scheduling elective surgeries in a Portuguese hospital using a genetic heuristic
    Operations Research for Health Care
    Marques, I., Captivo, M.E., Vaz Pato, M.
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orhc.2013.12.001
    Why read this paper? "This paper is a good example of relevant Operations Research problems in health care and their interplay with local settings."
  • Evaluating the impact of a simulation study in emergency stroke care
    Operations Research for Health Care
    Monks, T., Pearson, M., Pitt, M., Stein, K., James, M.A.
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orhc.2015.09.002
    Why read this paper? "Simulation is of great importance when applying Operations Research to Health Care. Here it is shown for one of the most crucial processes in hospitals."
  • A review of simheuristics: Extending metaheuristics to deal with stochastic combinatorial optimization problems
    Operations Research Perspectives
    Angel A. Juan, Javier Faulin, Scott E. Grasman, Markus Rabe, Gonçalo Figueira
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orp.2015.03.001
  • A critical analysis of the harmony search algorithm—How not to solve sudoku
    Operations Research Perspectives
    Dennis Weyland
    dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.orp.2015.04.001