Operations research focuses on the use of optimization, probability, and statistics to solve problems. By applying these advanced analytical methods, organizations can make better decisions enabling executives to be more effective and build more productive systems. The Operations Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Operations scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Operations research plays an important role in the areas of business, energy systems, health services, financial services, telecommunications, and transportation. SSRN’s Operations Research Network (OPER) serves as a platform for facilitating the advancement and dissemination of operations research.