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Applications of Management Science

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ISSN: 0276-8976

Editor: Kenneth D. Lawrence and Gary Kleinman
Subject: Management Science / Management Studies (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo.
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Applications of Management Science, Volume 16
Editors: Kenneth D. Lawrence, Gary Kleinman
Publication date: 05 November 2013

Applications of Management Science, Volume 16 focuses on the application of management science to multiple criteria decision making, data envelopment analysis, and managerial applications. Section A focuses on multiple criteria applications in college course scheduling, offshore windfarms, services in a hospital, portfolio optimization, and balancing a sequence dependent disassembly line.

Section B focuses on data envelopment analysis applications of productivity in on-line stores, research libraries, and advertising investment plans. Section C focuses on managerial applications on the effects of aging on food consumption, costs of renewable warrantees, pricing models with group buying, and the improvement of patient flow. This volume will be valuable to those interested in multiple criteria applications, data envelopment analysis applications, and other managerial applications of management science.

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Editorial Objectives

Applications of Management Science is a blind refereed serial publication published on an annual basis.

The objective of this research annual is to present state-of-the-art studies in the application of management science to the solution of significant managerial decision making problems. It is hoped that this research annual will significantly aid in the dissemination of actual applications of management science in both the public and private sectors. 


The topics will normally include applied management science studies in finance, management, operations, supply chain and productivity.

It is both the hope and reaction of the editorial board to stimulate the interest of practitioners to the solution of significant managerial decision making problems.

Key Benefits

Applications of Management Science is critical reading for those academics, researchers, and practitioners of management science to the solution of significant managerial decision making problems in both the public and the private sectors.

Key Advances

It encourages academics, researchers and practitioners of management science to present state-of-the-art studies to the solution of significant managerial decision making problems.


The series is directed toward the application of management science to the solution of significant managerial decision problems.  The coverage includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Productivity management
  • Financial managemenOperations management
  • Supply chain management 
  • Engineering management
  • Networks

The Editors 

Image: Dr. Kenneth D. Lawrence.

Dr Lawrence is a Professor of Management Science in the School of Management at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  His professional employment includes over 20 years of technical management experience with AT&T as Director, Decision Support Systems and Marketing Demand Analysis, Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., Prudential Insurance, and the U.S. Army in forecasting, marketing planning and research, statistical analysis and operations research. He is a full member of the Graduate Doctoral Faculty of Management at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the Department of Management Science and Information Systems and a Research Fellow in the Center for Supply Chain Management in the Rutgers Business School


Image: Dr Gary Kleinman.Dr Gary Kleinman earned his Ph.D. in Management, with a concentration in Accounting, from Rutgers University's Graduate School-Newark. He is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Business at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ. For the last 5 years, and ongoing, Dr Kleinman has served as the PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor of Forensic Accounting for the Rutgers University Business School, a part-time position.

He has taught forensic accounting, a wide variety of auditing courses, financial accounting and cost accounting for over twenty years.  Dr Kleinman is a CPA – Colorado and he is the co-author of a very highly praised book entitled Understanding Auditor-Client Relationships: A Multi-faceted Analysis (Markus Weiner, Inc.). Reviewer praise included calling it a "major contribution" to the literature. 

The Editorial Advisory Board

  • John Guerard, Anchorage, Alaska
  • Virginia Miori, Saint Joseph’s University, USA
  • Zhimin Huang, Adelphi University, USA
  • Daniel O’Leary, University of Southern California, USA
  • Douglas Jones, Rutgers University, USA
  • Dinesh R. Pai, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Ronald Klimberg, Saint Joseph's University, USA
  • Ramesh Sharda, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Stephen Kudyba, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
  • Ralph Steuer, University of Georgia, USA
  • Sheila M. Lawrence, Rutgers University, USA
  • William Stewart, College of William and Mary, USA

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editors

Dr Kenneth D. Lawrence
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
[email protected]

Dr Gary Kleinman
School of Business, Montclair State University, USA
[email protected]


Emma Stevenson
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Publication ethics

This publication adopts the Emerald Publication Ethics guidelines which fully support the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

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