Title: OR utilisation in Nigeria: our voyage so far

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2015.069178

International Journal of Operational Research, 2015 Vol.23 No.2, pp.163 - 180

Available online: 29 Apr 2015 *

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