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Publications in Supporting Strategy

White, L., Lockett, A. and Currie, G. 2016 Pluralized leadership in complex organizations : exploring the cross network effects between leadership influence and informal network relations, Leadership Quarterly, 27, 2, 280-297

Penn, M. L., Currie, C. S. M., Hoad, K. and O’Brien, F. 2016 The use of case studies in OR teaching, Higher Education Pedagogies, 1, 1, 16-25

Carlisle, S., Johansen, A. and Kunc, M. 2016. Strategic foresight for (coastal) urban tourism market complexity : the case of Bournemouth, Tourism Management, 54, 81-95

Kazakov, R. and Kunc, M. 2016. Foreseeing the dynamics of strategy : an anticipatory systems perspective, Systemic Practice and Action Research, 29, 1, 1-25

White L. 2015 Behavioural operational research : towards a framework for understanding behaviour in or interventions, European journal of operational research

White, L., Burger, K. and Yearworth, M. 2015 Understanding behaviour in problem structuring methods interventions with activity theory, European journal of operational research

Frances O'Brien 2015 On the roles of OR/MS practitioners in supporting strategy, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66, 2, 202-218

Otheitis, N. and Kunc, M. 2015. Performance measurement adoption and business performance, Management Decision, 53, 1, 139-159

Han, U. and Kunc, M. 2015 Philosophical insights in system modelling : an application to the field of innovation systems, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, Volume 9, Number 4, 437-453

Hoad, K., Monks, T. and O'Brien, F. A. 2014 The use of search experimentation in discrete-event simulation practice, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 66, 7, 1155-1168

Serra, C. E. M. and Kunc, M. 2014 Benefits realisation management and its influence on project success and on the execution of business strategies, International Journal of Project Management

Sopelana, A., Kunc, M. and Hernáez, O. R. 2014 Towards a dynamic model of organisational flexibility, Systemic Practice and Action Research, Volume 27, Number 2, 165-183

Han, U., Asmild, M. and Kunc, M. 2014 Regional R&D efficiency in Korea from static and dynamic perspectives, Regional Studies, 1-15

White, L., Currie, G. and Lockett, A. 2014 The enactment of plural leadership in a health and social care network : the influence of institutional context, The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 4, 730-745

Yearworth, M. and White, L. 2014 The non-codified use of problem structuring methods and the need for a generic constitutive definition, European Journal of Operational Research, 237, 3, 932-945

O'Brien, F. A. and Meadows, M. 2013 Scenario orientation and use to support strategy development, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 80, 4, 643-656

Yearworth, M. and White, L. 2013 The uses of qualitative data in multimethodology : developing causal loop diagrams during the coding process, European Journal of Operational Research, 231, 1, 151-161

Kunc, M. 2012. Teaching Strategic Thinking using System Dynamics: Lessons from a Strategic Development Course. System Dynamics Review, Volume 28, Issue 1, pages 28–45,

F A O'Brien, Meadows, M. 2011. ―Scenario orientation and use to support strategy development. Technological Forecasting and Social Change

O’Brien, F., Dyson, R.G. and Kunc, M. 2011. Teaching Operational Research and Strategy at Warwick Business School, INFORMS Transactions on Education, Vol. 12, No. 1, September 2011, pp. 4–19

Bhandari, R. and Kunc, M. 2011. Strategic Development Processes during Economic and Financial Crisis. Management Decision, vol 49, pp 1343-1353

Kunc, M. and J. Morecroft. 2010. Managerial decision-making and firm performance under a resource-based paradigm. Strategic Management Journal, November 2010, vol 31, no 11, pp 1164-1182, pages 18.  

Cairns, G., Sliwa, M. & Wright, G. 2010.―Problematizing international business futures through a ‘critical scenario method'. Futures 42(9): 971-979

R G Dyson and E A Shale. ‘Data envelopment analysis, operational research and uncertainty.’ Journal Of The Operational Research Society 61 (2010): 25-34.

Kunc, M. and J. Morecroft. 2009. Resource-based strategies and Problem Structuring: Using resource maps to manage resource systems. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58: 191-199.  

Gary, S, Kunc, M, Morecroft J and Rockart, S. 2008. System Dynamics and Strategy. System Dynamics Review 24 (4): 407–430. (3)

Kunc, M. 2008. Achieving a balanced organizational structure in professional services firms: Some lessons from a modeling project. System Dynamics Review, 24 (2): 119–143.

Kunc, M. 2008. Using Systems Thinking to Enhance the Value of Strategy Maps Management Decision, 46: 761-778.

Gary, M.S., Kunc, M., Morecroft, J.D.W. and Rockart, S.F. 2008―System dynamics and strategy.’ Systems Dynamics Review 24: 407-429.

Kunc, M. and J. Morecroft. 2007. Competitive Dynamics and Gaming Simulation. Lessons from a Fishing Industry Simulator. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58: 1146-1155.

F A O'Brien and M Meadows 2007 ―A visioning methodology with participation and creativity: A ‗Problem Structuring Methods‘ approach applied to the future of operational research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 58, 557-575

F.A. O'Brien, Meadows M and Murtland M. 2007 ―Creating and using scenarios - exploring alternative possible futures and their impact on strategic decisions. In Supporting Strategy: Frameworks, methods and models. Ed. Frances A O'Brien and Robert G Dyson. Wiley,

F.A. O'Brien. 2004 ― Scenario Planning - lessons for practice for teaching and learning.’ European Journal of Operational Research 152: 709-722

R.G.Dyson. ‘Strategic development and SWOT analysis at the University of Warwick.’ European Journal Of Operational Research 152 (2004): 631-640.

C S Sarrico and R.G.Dyson. ‘Restricting virtual weights in data envelopment analysis.’ European Journal Of Operational Research 159 (2004): 17-34.

B Asrilhant, Meadows M and R.G.Dyson. ‘Exploring decision support and strategic project management in the oil and gas sector.’ European Management Journal 22 (2004): 63-73.

R.G.Dyson, Allen R , Camanho AS, Podinovski V , C S Sarrico and Shale E.A. ‘Pitfalls and protocols in DEA.’ European Journal Of Operational Research 132 (2001): 3-17.

R.G.Dyson. ‘Strategy, performance and operational research.’ Journal Of The Operational Research Society 51 (2000): 1-7.



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Kunc, Martin, Malpass, Jonathan, White, Leroy (Eds.) Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.


F A O'Brien and R. Dyson 2007 ― Supporting Strategy: Frameworks, Methods and Models, Chichester: John Wiley and Sons.