A Review of Equity in Nonprofit and Public Sector: A Vehicle Routing Perspective

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Abstract

The majority of operations research (OR) applications and models focus on performance metrics and objectives based on effectiveness and efficiency. Equity is a key goal of nonprofit and public sector operations and has been studied considerably less than effectiveness and efficiency. In this article, we present an overview of incorporating equity in OR models and we review vehicle routing applications, such as disaster relief, mobility services, food distribution, and hazardous material transportation, which consider equity. We suggest future research directions in studying equity in vehicle routing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)978-0470400531
StatePublished - 2010

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Balcik, B., Iravani, S. M. R., & Smilowitz, K. (2010). A Review of Equity in Nonprofit and Public Sector: A Vehicle Routing Perspective. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science John Wiley & Sons, Inc..