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Identifying container hotspots for table grape exports from South Africa to the UK: A case study (2024)
Journal Article
Goedhals-Gerber, L. L., van Dyk, E., Getor, R. Y., Louw, B., & Mishra, N. (2024). Identifying container hotspots for table grape exports from South Africa to the UK: A case study. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 24, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trip.2024.101054

In view of table grapes being very sensitive to temperature variations, steps must be taken to maintain temperature at protocol levels to avoid deterioration of fruit quality and resultant food losses. This study assesses the implications of hotspots... Read More about Identifying container hotspots for table grape exports from South Africa to the UK: A case study.

The role of a boundary object in legitimacy-making strategies for food waste innovation: the perspective of emergent circular supply chains (2024)
Journal Article
Nhu Do, Q., Mishra, N., Correia, F., & Eldridge, S. (2024). The role of a boundary object in legitimacy-making strategies for food waste innovation: the perspective of emergent circular supply chains. Supply chain management, 29(3), 523-539. https://doi.org/10.1108/SCM-01-2023-0056

Purpose: Circular economy advocates innovations that upcycle wastes in the food supply chain to generate high added-value materials. These innovations are not only disruptive and green but also they are often initiated by startups, leading to the eme... Read More about The role of a boundary object in legitimacy-making strategies for food waste innovation: the perspective of emergent circular supply chains.

Operational Research: Methods and Applications (2023)
Journal Article
Petropoulos, F., Laporte, G., Aktas, E., Alumur, S. A., Archetti, C., Ayhan, H., …Zhao, X. (2023). Operational Research: Methods and Applications. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 75(3), 423–617. https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2023.2253852

Throughout its history, Operational Research has evolved to include methods, models and algorithms that have been applied to a wide range of contexts. This encyclopedic article consists of two main sections: methods and applications. The first summar... Read More about Operational Research: Methods and Applications.

The Four Waves of Systems Thinking (2023)
Journal Article
Cabrera, D., Cabrera, L., & Midgley, G. (2023). The Four Waves of Systems Thinking. Journal of Systems Thinking, 3, 1-51. https://doi.org/10.54120/jost.000051

This Handbook is about the past, present, and future of systems thinking. It captures the history of systems thinking over its first three ‘waves,’ which are thought of as significant paradigmatic time periods in the history of the field. It then int... Read More about The Four Waves of Systems Thinking.

Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years (2023)
Journal Article
Salhi, S., Rand, G., Hough, J., Ranyard, J., Williams, T., Wilson, J., …Zhang, Z. G. (2023). Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years. Journal of the Operational Research Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/01605682.2023.2244352

As the 75th anniversary of the Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS) is celebrated, the opportunity is taken here for previous and current editors of the last 40 volumes to reflect on their experience. This is a companion paper to one wr... Read More about Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS): The last 40 years.

Organised crime - the cyber dimension (2023)
Book Chapter
Demetis, D. (2023). Organised crime - the cyber dimension. In B. Rider (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Organised Crime (177-194). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781802201369.00014

This chapter reviews a few critical technological developments and reflects both on their trajectory and on the opportunities they harbour for novel forms of cyber-enabled criminality. While the future of organised crime remains forever out of grasp,... Read More about Organised crime - the cyber dimension.

Humanitarian management strategy for interstate movement of migrant workers in India during COVID-19 pandemic: an optimization based approach (2023)
Journal Article
Mishra, N., Palit, N., & Chaudhuri, A. (2023). Humanitarian management strategy for interstate movement of migrant workers in India during COVID-19 pandemic: an optimization based approach. Annals of Operations Research, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-023-05199-4

India faced a unique situation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic when millions of migrant workers, in different states had to be transported to their home states as workplaces shut down. The governments in respective states faced challenges of min... Read More about Humanitarian management strategy for interstate movement of migrant workers in India during COVID-19 pandemic: an optimization based approach.

Multi-level participation in integrative, systemic planning: The case of climate adaptation in Ghana (2023)
Journal Article
Helfgott, A., Midgley, G., Chaudhury, A., Vervoort, J., Sova, C., & Ryan, A. (2023). Multi-level participation in integrative, systemic planning: The case of climate adaptation in Ghana. European journal of operational research, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2023.01.045

Adaptation to climate change is impacted by a range of interrelated processes operating from local to global levels. There are often significant disconnects between different people's perceptions of responsibilities, capabilities and motivations, and... Read More about Multi-level participation in integrative, systemic planning: The case of climate adaptation in Ghana.

Alexander Bogdanov and the question of unity: An emerging research agenda (2023)
Journal Article
Şenalp, Ö., & Midgley, G. (2023). Alexander Bogdanov and the question of unity: An emerging research agenda. Systems research and behavioral science, 40(2), 328-348. https://doi.org/10.1002/sres.2923

In this paper, we propose a research agenda to support the recovery of Alexander Bogdanov's philosophical and systemic thinking that culminated in his magnum opus, Tektology. Our main reason for doing so is to re-address enduring questions about the... Read More about Alexander Bogdanov and the question of unity: An emerging research agenda.

Mindfulness and Behavioural Insights: Reflections on the Meditative Brain, Systems Theory and Organisational Change (2022)
Journal Article
Lilley, R., Whitehead, M., & Midgley, G. (2022). Mindfulness and Behavioural Insights: Reflections on the Meditative Brain, Systems Theory and Organisational Change. Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change, 2(2), 29-57. https://doi.org/10.47061/jasc.v2i2.3857

This paper explores the impacts of the Mindfulness-Based Behavioural Insights and Decision-Making (MBBI) programme. Combining mindfulness with behavioural insights instruction, the authors have developed the MBBI programme through a series of iterati... Read More about Mindfulness and Behavioural Insights: Reflections on the Meditative Brain, Systems Theory and Organisational Change.