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