Beale Lecture 2019: Mike C Jackson final – The Future of OR Is Present
Published on 3 Apr 2019
Title: The Future of OR Is Present In 1978, at a conference in York, Russ Ackoff argued that the deficiencies of OR meant ‘The future of OR is past.’ Concentrating on theoretical and methodological advances such as ‘soft OR’ and ‘multi-methodology’, and drawing upon developments in the related trans-discipline of systems thinking, I make the case for an ‘enhanced OR’ capable of helping decision-makers meet the challenges posed by modern-day complexity. Indeed, the future of OR is present. Biography Mike is Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull and Fellow of The OR Society. He received his PhD from the University of Hull, has been awarded two honorary doctorates and authored numerous books. Mike has been a visiting professor at numerous international universities and received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2011 for services to higher education and business. His new book, Critical Systems Thinking: Responsible Leadership for a Complex World will be published by John Wiley & Sons in 2019.