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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/
Titel (primär) Why good practice of OR is not enough - Ethical challenges for the OR practitioner
Autor Rauschmayer, F.; Kavathatzopoulos, I.; Kunsch, P.L.; Le Menestrel, M.
Quelle Omega-International Journal of Management Science
Erscheinungsjahr 2009
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 37
Heft 6
Seite von 1089
Seite bis 1099
Sprache englisch
Keywords OR and ethics; Philosophy of OR; Uncertainty; Dilemmas; Dynamic systems
Abstract This paper develops the idea that following rules of good OR practice is necessary, but not sufficient for ethical OR. Several challenges of introducing ethical aspects into OR are discussed, evidencing difficulties and ambiguities in the relationship to be established between the OR practitioner and his/her clients, decision-makers or stakeholders. It shows that neither analysis nor modelling work nor the choice of analytical tools is entirely ethically neutral; incomparability, incommensurability and incertitude must be dealt with. The purpose of this article is to detail several difficulties or dilemmas an OR practitioner may be confronted with in the course of his or her assignment. In such situations, following rules of good practice may not be sufficient to indicate how to act in a morally good way. This paper aims at stimulating reflection by structuring the debate; it may leave the reader unsettled-unsettlement being a result and even aim of many discussions in moral philosophy.
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Rauschmayer, F., Kavathatzopoulos, I., Kunsch, P.L., Le Menestrel, M. (2009):
Why good practice of OR is not enough - Ethical challenges for the OR practitioner
Omega-Int. J. Manage. Sci. 37 (6), 1089 - 1099 10.1016/