Past Activities & Past Publications

Organisation of the stream on ‘OR and Ethics’ and EthOR award in recent years (2013-2018) 

EURO 2018 Conference in Valencia (Spain) three sessions – 4th edition of the EthOR award

IFORS 2017 conference in Quebec City (Canada) two sessions – The EthOR does not take place during IFORS conferences

EURO 2016 conference in Poznan (Poland) two sessions – 3rd edition of the award.

EURO 2015 conference in Glasgow (UK) two sessions – 2nd edition of the award

The EthOR award was organised for the first time at the EURO 26 conference in Rome, July 2013.  Robyn Moore the laureate. She also was plenary speaker with the talk “Ethics and OR” at the XVII ELAVIO (Latin-iberoamerican OR Summer School), an event promoted by ALIO and co-financed by IFORS and EURO, that took place at Universitat Politècnica de Valencia in Spain (2013)

Extended abstracts of the OR & Ethics streams are available in BOOK.

 

Ethics and OR Publications

The most recent review on the literature about OR & Ethics can be found in:

Ormerod, R., Ulrich, W., Operational Research and Ethics: a literature review. EJOR (2012). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2012.11.048

 
Bowen, K., 1994. On ethics. Journal of the Operational Research Society 45, 965-965.
Brans, J.P., 2002a. Ethics and decision. European Journal of Operational Research
136, 340– 352.
Brans, J.P., 2002b. OR ethics and decisions: the OATH of PROMETHEUS. European
Journal of Operational Research 140, 191–196.
Brans, J.P., 2004. The management of the future. Ethics in operational research:
respect, multicriteria management: happiness. European Journal of Operational
Research 153, 466–467.
Brans, J.P., Coppin, G., Lenca, Ph., Jelassi, T. Roubens, M., Zarate, P. (Eds.), 2004.
Management of the Future MCDA: Dynamic and Ethical Contributions. European
Journal of Operational Research, 153 (2), Special Issue, 267-530.
Brans, J.P., Gallo, G., 2007. Ethics in OR/MS: past, present and future. Annals of
Operations Research 153, 165–178.
Brans, J.P., Kunsch, P.L., 2010. Ethics in operations research and sustainable
development. International Transaction in Operational Research. 17, 427-444.
Brocklesby, J., 2009. Ethics beyond the model: How social dynamics can interfere
with ethical practice in operational research/management science. Omega 37, 1073-
1082.
Brugha, C.M., 2005. Emotional intelligence in MCDA: comments on Mindsets,
Rationality and Emotion in Multi-criteria Decision Analysis. Journal of Multi-
Criteria Decision Analysis 13, 173–6.
Gallo, G., 2004. Operations research and ethics: Responsibility, sharing and
cooperation. European Journal of Operational Research 153, 468–476.
Gass, S.I. 1994. On ethics in operational research. Journal of the Operational
Research Society 45, 965-966.
Gass, S.I., 2009. Ethical guidelines and codes in operational research. Omega 37,
1044-1050.

Hammond D. 2005 Philosophical and Ethical Foundations of Systems Thinking. Triple C, 3(2): 20-27 http://tripleC.uti.at
Harter N., Evanecky D. 2007. Ethical perspectives of systems thinking. Journal of Practical Leadership, 1:10-16

Kettelle, J.D., 1983. Report of the Committee on Ethics and Professional Practice.
Baltimore, Maryland. Operations Research Society of America, Baltimore.
Kunsch, P.L., Kavathatzopoulos, I., Rauschmayer, F., 2009. Modelling complex
ethical decision problems with operations research. Omega 37, 1100-1108.
Kunsch, P.L., 2016. How system dynamics education may enhance virtue-based Ethics.
EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Features papers on operational research
and Ethics, 4/1-2, 33-52.
Le Menestrel, M., 2005. A comment on Rationality, Ethical Values and Emotion in
MCDA. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 13, 179–182.
Le Menestrel, M., Van Wassenhove, L.N., 2004. Ethics outside, within, or beyond
OR models? European Journal of Operational Research 153, 477–484.
Le Menestrel, M., Van Wassenhove, L.N., 2009. Ethics in operations research and
management sciences: A never-ending effort to combine rigor and passion.
International Journal in Operational Research 37: 1030-1043.
Le Menestrel, M., Van Wassenhove, L.N., 2016. Subjectively Biased Objective Functions. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Features papers on operational research and Ethics, 4/1-2, 73-83.
Maclagan, P., 1989. Methodology choice and consulting ethics in management
science. Omega 17, 397-407.
Mason, R.O., 1969. A dialectical approach to strategic planning. Management
Science, 15(8), B403-B414.
Mason, R.O., 1994. Morality and models. In: Wallace, W. (Ed.), Ethics in Modelling.
Pergamon, Oxford, UK, pp. 183–94.
Mingers, J., 2011. Ethics and OR: operationalising discourse ethics. European Journal
of Operational Research 210, 114-124.
Picavet, E., 2009. Opportunities and pitfalls for ethical analysis in operations research
and the management sciences. Omega 37, 1121-1131.

Pruyt E., Kwakkel J. 2007 System dynamics and ethics. In: Sterman, J.D., Oliva, R., Langer, R.S., Rowe, J.I., Yanni, J.M., Proceedings of the 25th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, July 29–August 2, 2007, Boston, USA. System Dynamics Society, New York

Pruyt E. 2010 Multi-Actor Systems and Ethics. International Transactions on Operational Research, 17(4): 507-520

Rauschmayer, F., 2001. Reflections on ethics and MCA in environmental decisions.
Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 10, 65–74.
Rauschmayer, F., 2005. Linking emotions to needs: a comment on Mindsets,
Rationality and Emotion in Multi-criteria Decision Analysis. Journal of Multi-
Criteria Decision Analysis 13, 187–190.
Rauschmayer, F., Kavathatzopoulos, I., Kunsch, P.L., Le Menestrel, M., 2009. Why
good practice is not enough – ethical challenges for the OR practitioner. Omega 37,
1089-1099.
Reisach, U. 2016. The Creation of Meaning and Critical Ethical Reflection in Operational Research. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Features papers on operational research and Ethics, 4/1-2, 5-32.
Taket, A.R., 1994. Undercover agency? – ethics, responsibility and the practice of
OR. Journal of the Operational Research Society 45, 123-132.
Taket, A.R., 1995. Ethics in practice – continuing the debate. Journal of the
Operational Research Society 46, 548-549.
Theys, M., Kunsch, P.L., 2004. The importance of co-operation for ethical decisionmaking
with OR. European Journal of Operational Research 153, 485–8.
Walker, W.E., 1994. Responsible policy modeling. In: Wallace, W.A. (Ed.), Ethics in
Modeling. Pergamon, Oxford, UK, pp 226- 241.
Walker, W.E., 2009. Does the best practice of rational-style model-based policy
analysis already include ethical consideration? Omega 37, 1051-1062.
Wallace, W.A. (Ed.), 1994. Ethics in Modeling. Pergamon, Oxford, UK.
Wenstøp, F., 2005. Rejoinder: Some viewpoints on Emotion, Consequentialism and
Multicriteria Decision Making. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 13, 191-
198.
Wenstøp, F., 2010. Operations research and ethics: development trends 1996-2009.
International Transactions in Operational Research 17, 413-426.
Wenstøp, F., Koppang. H., 2009. On operations research and value conflicts. Omega
37, 1109-1120.
Wenstøp, S., Wenstøp, F., 2016. Operational research Virtues in the Face of Climate Change, EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Features papers on operational research and Ethics, 4/1-2, 53-72.