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dc.contributor.authorYearworth, M
dc.contributor.authorWhite, L
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-08T08:57:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-01-31
dc.description.abstractWe develop a new constitutive definition of Community OR as a self-initiating, selforganising community actor network emerging spontaneously in response to a triggering event and showing evidence of non-codified OR behaviours leading to action to improve the problem situation. From this new definition we have re-conceptualised Community OR as a construct that can be empirically observed emerging from suitable behavioural data. Social media play an instrumental role, acting as both the source of data and the enabling mechanism through which this form of Community OR occurs. Social media afford new possibilities for community empowerment and participation, with consequences for social enterprise and citizenship. We use Actor Network Theory, and specifically the language of translations, hybrid forums, and Callon’s Co-production of Knowledge Model (CKM), as the methodological basis for our definition and analysis. The appearance of hybrid forums as a selforganising response to community needs after an event would seem to be a natural milieu for a range of OR competencies. However, unlike traditional practitioner-led engagements, here the OR practitioner’s competency enters in a supportive rather than leading role. We support our argument through the analysis of social media data arising from the community response to a devastating flooding event – the Carlisle floods of December 2015.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 31 January 2018.en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejor.2018.01.024
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/30844
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonUnder embargo until 31 January 2020 in compliance with publisher policy.en_GB
dc.rights© 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectCommunity ORen_GB
dc.subjectSoft ORen_GB
dc.subjectActor Network Theoryen_GB
dc.subjectCo-production of Knowledge Modelen_GB
dc.subjectHybrid Forumsen_GB
dc.titleSpontaneous emergence of Community OR: self-initiating, self-organising problem structuring mediated by social mediaen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0377-2217
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via the DOI in this record.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuropean Journal of Operational Researchen_GB


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