The history and ideas of Marxism : the relevance for OR
Ormerod, R. J.. (2008) The history and ideas of Marxism : the relevance for OR. Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol.59 (No.12). pp. 1573-1590. ISSN 0160-5682Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jors.2602495
The paper examines the origins of Marxism in Europe in the second half of the 19th century in the context of the industrial and political revolutions of the previous century. The philosophical, economic, social and ethical ideas of Marxism are explained and critiqued. It is suggested that although many of Marx's predictions have proved wrong and the application of his ideas often disastrous, his concern for the exploited and his emphasis on the dynamic of change still has relevance today for OR. The paper explores where that relevance lies and how advantage might be taken of the insights Marx's analysis of society offers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Warwick Business School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Socialism, Communism, Idea (Philosophy), Operations research, Marx, Karl, 1818-1883 -- Influence|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of the Operational Research Society|
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||18|
|Page Range:||pp. 1573-1590|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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