International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Community-Based Operations Research

Decision Modeling for Local Impact and Diverse Populations

Editors: Johnson, Michael (Ed.)

  • First book-length presentation of CBOR studies
  • Editor is a leading researcher in the field
  • Applies decision modeling methods to issues of policy analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and program evaluation
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This edited volume is an introduction to diverse methods and applications in operations research focused on local populations and community-based organizations that have the potential to improve the lives of individuals and communities in tangible ways. The book's themes include: space, place and community; disadvantaged, underrepresented or underserved populations; international and transnational applications; multimethod, cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches and appropriate technology; and analytics. The book is comprised of eleven original submissions, a re-print of a 2007 article by Johnson and Smilowitz that introduces CBOR, and an introductory chapter that provides policy motivation, antecedents to CBOR in OR/MS, a theory of CBOR and a comprehensive review of the chapters. It is hoped that this book will provide a resource to academics and practitioners who seek to develop methods and applications that bridge the divide between traditional OR/MS rooted in mathematical models and newer streams in 'soft OR' that emphasize problem structuring methods, critical approaches to OR/MS and community engagement and capacity-building.

About the authors

Professor Michael Johnson currently serves as Graduate Program Director of the PhD Program in Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in operations research from Northwestern University, M.S. in operations research from University of California, Berkeley, M.S. in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987 and B.S. from Morehouse College. Dr. Johnson’s research interests lie primarily in operations research/management science planning models for public-sector facility location and service delivery, with applications to subsidized/affordable housing, senior services and community corrections. Dr. Johnson also uses cost-benefit analysis to estimate impacts of public policies and information technology to design decision support systems. His primary mission is to develop quantitative methods that enable public organizations serving disadvantaged and vulnerable populations to jointly optimize economic efficiency, beneficial population outcomes and social equity. His work has appeared in a variety of journals, including Annals of Operations Research, Decision Support Systems, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning B, Housing Studies, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Geographic Systems, Journal of Housing Research, Location Science, Management Science, Papers of the Regional Science Association, and Socioeconomic Planning Sciences. Dr. Johnson has served as a National Science Foundation CAREER Postdoctoral fellow, and has previously received postdoctoral fellowships from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Urban Scholars program and the National Consortium on Violence Research. He is currently principal investigator on a Joseph P. Healey grant to develop decision models for foreclosed housing acquisition and redevelopment, and is investigator on a Centers for Disease Control grant to investigate neighborhood crime impacts of subsidized housing redevelopment.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Community-Based Operations Research: Introduction, Theory, and Applications

    Johnson, Michael P.

    Pages 3-36

  • “Community-Based Operations Research”

    Johnson, Michael P. (et al.)

    Pages 37-65

  • Operations Management in Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations

    Privett, Natalie A.

    Pages 67-95

  • Modeling Equity for Allocating Public Resources

    Leclerc, Philip D. (et al.)

    Pages 97-118

  • Spatial Optimization and Geographic Uncertainty: Implications for Sex Offender Management Strategies

    Murray, Alan T. (et al.)

    Pages 121-142

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eBook $169.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Community-Based Operations Research
Book Subtitle
Decision Modeling for Local Impact and Diverse Populations
Editors
  • Michael Johnson
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
167
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0806-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0806-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0805-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2954-8
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 340
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