Authors: Augustine A. Osagiede; Virtue U. Ekhosuehi
Addresses: Department of Mathematics, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Nigeria ' Department of Mathematics, University of Benin, P.M.B. 1154, Benin City, Nigeria
Abstract: This study presents a survey on the use of operations research (OR) techniques in tackling some problems in Nigeria. The research frontier involves problems adapted from education, economy and personnel management. The survey reflects the application areas and the OR techniques implemented. Research challenges militating against OR practice in Nigeria as well as their remedies are highlighted.
Keywords: economics; education; entropy index; linear programming; personnel management; Markov chain; optimal control theory; optimisation methods; operations research; regression modelling; Nigeria.
International Journal of Operational Research, 2015 Vol.23 No.2, pp.163 - 180
Received: 11 Apr 2013
Accepted: 18 Jul 2013
Published online: 29 Apr 2015 *