Community Operational Research

OR and Systems Thinking for Community Development

  • Gerald Midgley
  • Alejandro Ochoa-Arias

Part of the Contemporary Systems Thinking book series (CST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. An Introduction to Community Operational Research

    1. Gerald Midgley, Alejandro E. Ochoa-Arias
      Pages 1-36
  3. Early Contributions and Later Reflections on Theory, Methodology and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Richard Parry, John Mingers
      Pages 39-56
    3. Gerald Midgley, Alejandro E. Ochoa-Arias
      Pages 75-105
  4. Local Action for Community Development

  5. Dealing Locally with Global Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Gerald Midgley, Martin Reynolds
      Pages 297-315
    3. David Waltner-Toews, James Kay, Tamsyn P. Murray, Cynthia Neudoerffer
      Pages 317-349
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 351-366

About this book


Community Operational Research: OR and Systems Thinking for Community Development sets out the current concerns of Community Operational Research (Community OR for short) and explores new possibilities for its continued development. Leading Community OR writers, with international reputations in operational research and systems thinking, have contributed chapters that illuminate different aspects of Community OR theory and practice. There is a focus on the value of systems approaches, and other significant perspectives are also represented. The result is a rich mix of theories, methodologies and case studies that will be a significant resource for both practitioners and academics engaged in community development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Midgley
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alejandro Ochoa-Arias
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR Ltd)ChristchurchNew Zealand
  2. 2.Centre for Systems StudiesBusiness School University of HullHullUK
  3. 3.Universidad de Los AndesMaridaVenezuela

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4716-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8911-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2846
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