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Operations Research In Jordan: Contrasting University Courses And Companies Expectations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mike Cox


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The study assesses the training and education of operations research (OR) in Jordan and contrasts this to the requirements of companies. Three questionnaires were used in this study. The first was directed to the practitioners in all quoted Jordanian industrial companies (86). The second was circulated to all relevant educators in Jordanian Universities (51). The third was presented to a random sample of students studying OR courses in the Universities (168). Questions addressed are: Is OR education relevant to the needs of the practitioners? Is there is a gap between what is taught and what is applied? This results in a few simple proposals whose adoption should enhance OR courses currently delivered.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Al-Zawahreh AAS, Cox MAA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education

Year: 2009

Volume: 2

Issue: 3

Pages: 315-326

ISSN (print): 1744-2303

ISSN (electronic): 1744-2311

Publisher: Inderscience Publishers


DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2008.019653


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