History and Philosophy of Goal Programming

  • Dylan JonesEmail author
  • Mehrdad Tamiz
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 141)


The above quote demonstrates that goal-based behaviour and decision making has a long history. This goal-based philosophy has been formalised in the modern field of operational research and management science by the technique of goal programming. The earliest goal programming formulation was introduced by Charnes et al.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Logistics and Management Mathematics Group, Department of MathematicsUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.College of Business Administration, Department of Quantitative Methods and Information SystemsKuwait UniversitySafatKuwait

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