To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The OR Society, a special issue of May 2009 of the J. Oper. Res. Soc. has been dedicated to Milestones in OR (Guest Editors: Sally Brailsford, Paul Harper and Duncan Shaw). The volume can be downloaded for free.
From the Editorial
People have tackled our 'Fifty years of ...' theme in different ways.
Some have taken a fairly literal approach and have identified key papers decade
by decade. Others have written tutorials which present a very useful
introduction to their subject. Others have adopted a more discursive approach,
taking the opportunity to reflect more generally on developments, or even missed opportunities, in a particular technique or application area.