Operations Research and Systems Analysis at RAND, 1948-1967

by James Digby

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This Note, reprinted from OR/MS Today, Vol. 15, December 1988, reviews the development of operations research and systems analysis at The RAND Corporation for the two decades after its founding in 1948.

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