Professor Vicky Mabin

Courses

Teaching in 2018

Research interests

Constraints Management, Prioritisation, Problem Solving and Decision Making

Introduction

Prof Vicky Mabin researches and teaches problem structuring, problem solving and decision making methods that can be applied in public, private sector and not-for-profit organisations, at operational and strategic levels. Her research interests focus on Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) and how it may be used to focus performance improvements - streamlining operations, managing change, variability and uncertainty in organisations, operations and projects. She has developed many applications of TOC on its own and in combination with multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), project management, other operations research and operations management methods, systems thinking and ‘soft’ OR methods, and behavioural methods using framing and metaphor.

Areas she is interested in supervising include TOC, especially in education, health and other public sector contexts.

Her publications include "The World of the Theory of Constraints: A review of the international literature" (2000), the lead chapter on the Thinking Processes in the Theory of Constraints Handbook (2010), and many journal articles on TOC, MCDA and related areas.

From 2008 to 2014, Vicky was the inaugural Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for Victoria Business School, during which time she led the establishment of assurance of learning and other assessment processes for accreditation, as well as various initiatives including the Showcasing Teaching Excellence project, the Teaching Matters website, and Victoria Business School’s Internationalisation At Home and groupwork projects.

Vicky is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society (UK); past president of the Operational Research Society of New Zealand; and past Chairperson of the Wellington Chapter of the NZPICS.  She has served on the examinations board for TOCICO, and as an associate editor for the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and editor of International Transactions in Operational Research, for which she remains on the editorial board. She has had a long association with the Operations Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ) including a term as President, and is currently on the national council.

Prior to joining Victoria University in 1991, she worked for NZ’s main scientific and industrial research institute, working with business, government and industry on a wide range of strategic and operational problems. She has worked with many government organisations and not-for-profits assisting them with priority setting, particularly for project selection, both paid and pro bono.

Qualifications

PhD (Operational Research) 1981 (Lanc)
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching (Vic) 2012
BSc(Hons) (First Class - Economics) Cant, 1975
Goldratt Institute 'Jonah' training
TOCICO Certification
FORS (Fellow of The Operational Research Society) (UK)

Research Interests

  • theory of constraints (focused performance/constraints management)
  • multi-criteria decision making
  • multimethodology
  • operational research/ management science methods

Memberships

TOCICO – Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization;  DSI - Decision Sciences Institute;
ORSNZ - Operations Research Society of New Zealand; ORS - Operational Research Society (United Kingdom);
ANZAM - Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management; ProChain University Affiliate Program.

Publications

Articles

Mirzaei, M., Mabin, V. (2017) Agile project management and public policy development projects: A case study from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Applied Business Research, 15(1), 59-75.

Sommer K A, Mabin V J. (2015). Insights into the eldercare conundrum through complementary lenses of Boardman's SSM and TOC's Evaporating Cloud, European Journal of Operational Research, DOI 10.1016/j.ejor.2015.06.033

Moore, RM, Mabin VJ. (2014). Reaching Community Consensus on Reforms for More Sustainable Urban Water Management Systems: The Case of Kāpiti, New Zealand. International Journal of Systems and Society, 1(2), pp 23-40.

Clark, G. & Mabin, VJ. (2011). Navigating Aged Care Options: A multi-framing approach, OR Insight 24 (1), 1-16.

Davies, J & Mabin VJ, (2009). A Systems Perspective on the Embedded Nature of Conflict: understanding and extending the use of the TOC conflict resolution process using a multi-methodological approach, Systemist, Vol 31, 25th anniversary edition, 2009, pp 63-81.

Kim, S, Cox, JF, Mabin VJ. (2009). An exploratory study of protective capacity in a re-entrant line, International Journal of Production Research, published 9 July 2009, doi 10.1080/00207540902991666: 1-26.

Davies, J., & Mabin, V.  (2009). Research Issues: Theory of Constraints.  Decision Line, Vol. 40, No. 2, March 2009, pp. 9-15.

Davies, J., Mabin, V. & Elias, A. (2008). Agricultural and energy policies - biofuels and food: a systems perspective., Systemist, Vol 30 (2), September 2008, pp. 106-116.

Mabin, VJ, Davies, J and Kim S, Rethinking Tradeoffs and OR/MS Methodology, Journal of The Operational Research Society, doi: 10.1057/jors.2008.90

Davies, J,  Howell, B. and Mabin V.  Telecommunications Regulation, Regulatory Behavior and its Impact – A Systems View, Communications and Strategies, 70, 2nd Quarter, 2008: 1-23.

Kim, S., V. J. Mabin, & J Davies. (2008). "The theory of constraints thinking processes: retrospect and prospect " International Journal of Operations & Production Management 28 (2): 155 - 184.

Davies, J. & Mabin, V. (2007). Investing in the research and science system – Government choices, systemic consequences, The International Journal of Business Strategy, 2007, Vol VII, Number 1, pp. 56-71.

Davies, J., Mabin, V. and Howell, B., 'Systems approaches to Understanding the Plight of Telecommunications Regulators', The International Journal of Business Research, Vol V, 1, (2006), Associate Professor John Davies (Author), Bronwyn Howell (Author)

Mabin, V., Davies, J. & Cox, J., ‘Using the Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes to Complement Systems Dynamics' Causal Loop Diagrams in Developing Fundamental Solutions’, International Transactions in Operational Research, 13 (2006), pp. 33-57.

Cox, J., Mabin, V. & Davies, J., ‘A Case of Personal Productivity: Illustrating Methodological Developments in TOC’, Journal of Human Systems Management 24, Special Issue on Theory of Constraints, (2005), pp.39-65.

Davies, J., Mabin, V.J. and Balderstone S.J., ‘The Theory of Constraints: a methodology apart? – a comparison with selected OR/MS methodologies’, OMEGA The International Journal of Management Science, 33, 6, (2005), pp. 506–524.

Mabin, V. J. and Davies, J., 'A Framework for Understanding the Complementary Nature of TOC Frames: Insights from the Product Mix Dilemma', International Journal of Production Research, 41, 4 (2003), pp. 661-680.

Mabin, V. J. and Balderstone, S. J., 'The Performance of the Theory of Constraints Methodology: Analysis and Discussion of Successful TOC Applications', International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 23, 6 (2003), pp. 568-595.

Mabin, V. J., Forgeson, S. and Green L., 'Harnessing Resistance: Using the Theory of Constraints to Assist Change Management', Journal of European Industrial Training 25, 2/3/4 (2001), pp. 168-191.

Davies, John and Mabin, Victoria, 'Knowledge Management and the Framing of Information: A Contribution of OR/MS Practice and Pedagogy', Journal of Operational Research Society, 52, 8 (August 2001), pp. 856-872.

Mabin, V., Menzies, M., King, G. and Joyce, K., 'Public Sector Priority Setting using Decision Support Tools', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 60, 2, (June 2001), pp. 44-59.

Mabin, Victoria J., 'Toward a Greater Understanding of Linear Programming, Theory of Constraints and the Product Mix Problem', Production and Inventory Management Journal, 42, 3 (2001), pp. 52-54.

Davies, J. and Mabin, V., 'Assessing the Relative Effectiveness of Sports Organisations: a case study reviewing an application of MCDA in sport', European Journal for Sport Management, 7, 1, (2000), pp. 56-81.

Mabin, V. and Gibson, J.O., 'Synergies from Spreadsheet LP used with the Theory of Constraints: A Case Study', Journal of the Operational Research Society, 49, 9 (September 1998), pp. 918-927.

Mabin, V., Menzies, M., King, G. and Joyce, K., 'Electronic Meeting Support and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis as Tools to Assist Decision Making in the Public Sector', Public Sector, 20, 2 (June 1997), pp. 13-18.

Books/scholarly editions/monographs

Mabin, V.J. and Beattie, M., 'A Practical Guide to Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: A Workbook Companion to V.I.S.A.', Victoria University of Wellington, 6th Edition, May (2016), 109 pp.

Mabin V J, Daniell E J, Hislop L J, A practical guide to the theory of constraints. Victoria University of Wellington, (2016), 5th Ed., 110pp.

Mabin, Victoria and Balderstone, Steven, 'The World of the Theory of Constraints: A Review of the International Literature', (Boca Raton Florida, St. Lucie Press/APICS Series on Constraints Management, 2000), 223pp.

Chapters

Mabin, VJ and Davies, J. (2010) ‘The TOC Thinking Processes: Their Nature And Use - Reflections And Consolidation’, Chapter 23 in Cox, JF and Schleier, J.  Theory of Constraints Handbook, New York: McGraw-Hill, pp 631-669.

Cox, JF and Mabin, VJ (2008) Addressing Chronic Conflict Using the Evaporating Cloud—Current Reality Branch—Future Reality Branch (Composite) Method: A  Systemic and Systematic Approach, in Una máquina generadora de Efectivo, Ed Luis Armando Zarruk and Alejandro Fernandez, published by Universidad Externado de Colombia, in Spanish First Edition, August 2008, ISBN 978-958-710-350-2

Cox, J., Mabin, VJ & Davies, J., ‘A Case of Personal Productivity: Illustrating Methodological Developments in TOC’, in The Theory of Constraints: Practice and Research,  B. Ronen (Ed), 2006, ISBN Amsterdam: IOS Press, 1-58603-575-4, pp39-66.

Mabin, VJ. & Davies, J., ‘A Case of Ethical Dilemma: A Multi-Framing Approach’, International Business Trends: Contemporary Readings, Fullerton, S & Moore, D.L. (eds), (Academy of Business Administration: Ypsilanti, MI, 2004), pp. 8–20. ISBN  1-887676-22-8.

Mabin, V. & Davies, J., 'A Case of Ethical Dilemma: A Multi-Framing Approach', International Business Trends: Contemporary Readings, Fullerton, S & Moore, DL (eds), Academy of Business Administration (Ypsilanti, MI, 2004).

Mabin, V.J. and Davies, J., 'A Case of Ethical Dilemma: A Multi-Framing Approach', in Fullerton, S. and Moore, D.L. (eds), International Business Trends: Contemporary Readings (Ypsilanti, MI, Academy of Business Administration, 2004), pp. 8-20.

Mabin, Victoria J., 'Another Tight Schedule to Meet: Kiwi Packaging', in T.W. Batley (ed), Business Case Studies in Operations Management (Auckland: Prentice Hall, 2002), pp. 88-93.

Mabin, Victoria J., 'Another Tight Schedule to Meet: Kiwi Packaging Teaching Note', in T.W. Batley (ed), Tutors Guide: Business Case Studies in Operations Management (Dunedin: Dept of Management, University of Otago, 2002), pp. 35-40.

Davies, J, and Mabin, V.J., 'Framing: A Meta-Framework for the use of Mixed-Mode Modelling', Chapter 10 in Mixed Mode Modelling: Mixing Methodologies for Organisational Intervention , M.G. Nicholls, S. Clarke and B. Lehaney (eds), (Dordrecht/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001), pp. 63-119.

Johnston, R., Davenport, S., Dunford, R and Gilbertson, D. and Mabin, V., 'Technology Strategy in Australia and New Zealand Industry', in A. Kouzmin, L.V. Still and P. Clarke(eds), New Directions in Management (Sydney, McGraw-Hill, 1994), Ch. 4, pp. 464-478.

Mabin, V. and Gilbertson, D., 'The Application of Constraint Management to Manufacturing and Services in New Zealand', in A. Kouzmin, L. Still and P. Clarke(eds), New Directions in Management: The Best Management Research in Australasia (Sydney, McGraw-Hill, 1996), Ch. 11.

Refereed conference proceedings

Kimani, S, Mabin, V & Davies, J.  Exploring Business School Students’ Learning Experiences – A TOC Systems-based Approach, Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute, Bell, J. (Ed), Maui, March 31-April 3 2015, pp. 24201 - 24208, ISSN 1098-2248

Kimani, S., Mabin V. J., Davies J. (2014). Exploring the Impact of Undesirable Student and Staff Experiences on the Performance of a Business School in Kenya. International Teaching & learning conference in Higher Education TLHE 2014. 9th-10th December 2014. Singapore.

Mirzaei, M., and Mabin, V. (2014). Exploring constraints in projects: A construction case study. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ (held jointly with the 65th Annual Conference of the NZSA, Wellington, 23-26 November. Available

Kimani, S., Mabin, V., and Davies, J. (2014). Using Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes to explore Business School students learning experiences. In Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ (held jointly with the 65th Annual Conference of the NZSA, Wellington, 23-26 November. Available

Mabin, V J. (2014) Using systems thinking tools to guide the establishment of an Assurance of Learning system, Proceedings of ICERI2014 Conference, 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 17th-19th November 2014, Seville, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0 3160, pp 2224-2234

Kimani, S., V J Mabin, J Davies. (2014). Understanding the causes of undesirable experiences of teaching in a Business School: The Theory of Constraints-Thinking Processes (TOC-TP) approach. Proceedings of ICERI2014 Conference, 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 17th-19th November 2014, Seville, Spain. ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0 3160, pp3160-3170.

Mirzaei, M., & Mabin, V. J. (2013). PhD project in light of project Management. In Proceedings of the Joint NZSA+ORSNZ Conference, November, Hamilton. Available

Davies J, Howell B E, Mabin V J, 'Exploring Regulatory Dilemmas: Towards Understanding the Systemic Consequences of Regulation and Regulatory Intervention', Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, Baltimore, November 16-19, edited by Baker, Hope (Atlanta, USA, Decision Science Institute, 2013), pp. 671956-01-671956-10.

Mirzaei, M., & Mabin, V. (2013). Influence of theory and metaphor in Project Management Approaches. In PMINZ Conference Proceedings 2013. Auckland, New Zealand: PMINZ. Available

Commons, K, Mabin, V, Gao, X. (2012). Internationalisation at Home: Building cross-cultural understanding among local and international students through enhanced teaching and learning practices in The Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Conference Proceedings of the 23rd ISANA International Education Conference, 4-7 December 2012, ISANA International Education Association. Available

Mabin, V, Commons, K. Gao, X, & Plimmer, G (2012). Internationalisation in the curriculum: Using cultural diversity to enhance student learning. Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, November 17-20, pp 48401-48415.

Mabin, VJ, and Marshall, SJ (2012). Beyond Assessment: Assuring Student Learning in Higher Education, In M. Hodis and S. Kaiser (Eds), Proceedings of the Symposium on Assessment and Learner Outcomes, VUW, Wellington, Sept 1-3, 2011, (Wellington, Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research Victoria University, 2012), pp 187-220.  Original paper title: “It’s assessment, Jim, but not as we know it!”

Mabin, VJ. (2012). A survey to assess the level of internationalisation of the student experience. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Waikoloa, Hawaii, April 3-6, 2012. CD Rom. ISSN 1098-2248.

Mabin, VJ, Babington, S, Caldwell, V, Yee, J, and Moore, RM. A Change is as good as a rest: Using the Theory of Constraints to resolve resource constraints in a large public hospital. In Sengupta, K. (ed), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, November 19-22 2011. Atlanta: Decision Science Institute, pp. 4271-4279. ISBN #0-9667118-0-7.

Davies, J, Mabin, V & Cox, J. (2011). The Power Generation Dilemma: Investing in Security of Supply - An Epilogue, In Sengupta, K. (ed), Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, Boston, November 19-22 2011, Atlanta: Decision Science Institute, pp. 3151-3160. ISBN #0-9667118-0-7.

Mabin, VJ. (2010). Eating the Elephant! Using the Theory of Constraints for Assurance of Learning, Proceedings of the 41st  Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, Ed. Sriram Narayanan.  San Diego, November 20-23 2010

Davies, J, Mabin, VJ, Elias, A.  (2008). Agriculture and energy – biofuels and food: a systems perspective, 2008 UK Systems Society International Conference – Building Resilience: Responding to a Turbulent World, Oxford, September 2008.

Kim, S. & Mabin, VJ. Maximizing Six-Sigma Effectiveness with the TOC Thinking Process, Annual Meeting of Asia Pacific Decision Sciences Institute, Brisbane, July 2008.

Davies, J. & Mabin, VJ.  (2008) The biofuel conundrum – towards understanding the systemic influence of agricultural and energy policies on energy and food supplies, Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute, Amouzegar, M. (Ed), Denver, 18-22 March  2008, pp. 17301 – 17307, ISSN 1098-2248.

Conference presentations

Kimani, S, Mabin, V., and Davies, J. (2015). Research vs teaching – the core dilemma feeding learning and teaching woes? In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ (held jointly with the 66th Annual Conference of the NZSA, Christchurch, 24-26 November.

Mabin, VJ. (2014).  Systems-based tools for tackling the ADTL role. Assessment Institute 2014, Indianapolis, IN. Available

It’s just common sense, right? So why is it so uncommon? Keynote address, 2013 Joint NZSA + ORSNZ Conference, Analytics for a changing world: from data to decisions, Hamilton, 24-27 November 2013

RERU 1st International Conference on Education and Technology Research: Keynote address: “Systems Thinking and Logical Thinking Processes”.  July 2011

Davies, J., Mabin, V.J. and Cox, J.F., 'Integrating TOC with Systems Thinking Methods', TOC-ICO Conference 2005, November, Barcelona, Spain, 42 pp.

Davies, J. and Mabin, V.J., 'Senge meets Goldratt: Combining Theory of Constraints with Systems Thinking', 40th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of New Zealand, December 2005, p 266, ISSN 0114-6602.

Davies, J. and Mabin, V.J., 'Reframing Tradeoffs' 17th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, IFORS, (2005).

Cox, J.F., Davies, J. and Mabin, V.J., 'Integrating Systems Thinking with Theory of Constraints: Senge meets Goldratt', Systems Thinking and Complexity Science: Insights for Action, 11th ANZSYS/Managing the Complex V Conference, (2005).

Mabin, V.J., ‘Strategic Thinking the TOC Way’, 2nd Annual National Constraint Management Forum, (Auckland, November 6-7, 2001).

Davies, J. and Mabin, V.J., 'Multi-methodological Developments in ORMS Practice and Pedagogy', 35th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute (Boston, November 2004).

Mabin, V.J., 'The Application of Constraints Management to Expozay International', Theory of Constraints Conference 2003; Profiting from Strategic Constraint Management (Kuala Lumpur, January 2003).

Mabin, V.J., 'The Performance of TOC: A Review of Published Reports of TOC Applications', Theory of Constraints 2003 Conference; Profiting from Strategic Constraint Management (Kuala Lumpur, January 2003).

Mabin, V.J., Belton, V. and Davies, J., 'Do you choose your research projects? Or do they choose you? Project Prioritisation - a multi-framing approach', Poster Presentation, ANZAM (Beechwood, Australia, December 2002).

Mabin, V., 'Project Prioritisation and Resource Allocation using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis - Some Methodological Issues', 4th Triennial Conference of APORS (Melbourne, November and December 1997).

Mabin, V. and Davies, J., 'The Creation of Marketable, Highly Competitive Sport through the Selection and Invited Participation of Elite Clubs: An Application of MCDA in NZ Rugby', 4th Triennial Conference of APORS (Melbourne, November and December, 1997).

Mabin, V. Davies, J., 'The Evaluation and Selection of Organisations to Elite Groupings: an Application of MCDA in Sport', 4th International Meeting of EURO and INFORMS (Barcelona, July 1997).

Mabin, V. and Davies, J., 'The Use of Framing as a Pedagogical Strategy in Teaching OR/MS', 4th Triennial Conference of APORS (Melbourne, Nov/Dec 1997).

Mabin, V., 'Using the Theory of Constraints in Teaching OR/MS Within Managerially Oriented Programmes', 4th Triennial APORS Conference (Melbourne, Association of Asian-Pacific Operational Research Societies, November and December 1997).

Published conference papers

Kimani, S, Mabin, V & Davies, J. (2016). Application of Theory of Constraints-Thinking Process to achievement of university students' learning goals. Chapter One in Proceedings of the 8th Interdisciplinary Session: Reorienting the Curriculum for Sustainability, 10th-12th June 2015. Nairobi, Kenya.

Mirzaei, M, Mabin, V. (2015). Variability in project scheduling and the impact of team type. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ (held jointly with the 66th Annual Conference of the NZSA, Christchurch, 24-26 November.

Mirzaei, M, Mabin, V. (2015). Practicalities of using Scrum for policy projects. In Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ (held jointly with the 66th Annual Conference of the NZSA, Christchurch, 24-26 November.

Cox, JF, Mabin, VJ, Banks, J, and Mirzaei, M. (2014). ‘TOCICO Resources at your Service: Using, Sharing, and Developing the TOC Body of Knowledge’, TOCICO International Conference, Washington DC,  June 2014. DVD/online resource.

Mabin, VJ. ‘TOC Thinking Processes – A Basics workshop’, TOCICO International Conference, Bad Nauheim, Germany June 2013. DVD/online resource.

Mabin, V., Davies, J., and Kim, S., ‘Applying The TOC Thinking Process In Supply Chain Management To Achieve A Strategic Level Win-Win Solution’, in 4th ANZAM Operations Management Symposium 2006 Proceedings, edited by Corbett, Lawrence and Elias, Arun, Victoria Management School, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, (Wellington, 6-7 June 2006), ISSN 0475-12289-5.

Mabin, V.J. and Davies, J., 'Moving from Trade-Offs to ‘Trade-Ons’, in Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Operational Research Society of New Zealand, (December 2005), pp. 356-365, ISSN 0114-6602.

Davies, J., Mabin, V., & Cox, J., 'Harnessing the Systemic Qualities of the Theory of Constraints', Kendall, JE (ed), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute (Boston, November 20-23, 2004), pp. 5771-5778.

Davies, J., Mabin, V. & Cox, J., The Theory of Constraints and Systems Dynamics: A Suitable Case for Multi-methodology, Kennedy, G et al (eds), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of the Systems Dynamics Society (Oxford, July 25-29, 2004), pp. 27. ISBN 0-9745329-1-6.

Mabin, V.J., 'The Application of Constraint Management to Expozay International', Theory of Contraints 2003 Conference; Profiting from Strategic Constraint Management (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-16 January 2003), pp. 7.1 - 7.19.

Mabin, V.J. and Davies, J., 'The Performance of TOC: A Review of Published Reports of TOC Applications', Theory of Constraints 2003 Conference; Profiting from Strategic Constraint Management (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15-16 January 2003), pp. 6.1 - 6.11.

Mabin, V.J. and Davies, J., 'Framing an ethical dilemma: A case for questioning identity', P.Mallette, & K.S. Dhir (eds), WDSI 2002 Proceedings of the Western Decision Sciences Institute 31st Annual Meeting (Las Vegas, April 2002), pp. 83-87.

Davies, J. & Mabin, V., 'Framing and risk related decision making behaviour: Diagnosing the impact of implicit frames', Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of Western Decision Sciences Institute Conference (Vancouver, April 2001), pp. 690-697.

Mabin, Victoria J. and Davies, John, 'Mistaken Identity or Multiple Identities? A case for Multiple Frames', in J.F. Raffensperger (ed), Proceedings of Twenty Naught One: 36th Annual ORSNZ Conference (Christchurch, Operational Research Society of New Zealand, 2001), pp. 214-223. )

Davies, J. and Mabin, V., 'Reframing the Product-Mix problem: a contribution to pedagogical strategy', Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of Western Sciences Institute Conference (Maui, April 2000), pp. 1207-1219. Best Paper Prize.

Mabin, Victoria, 'The Results of Applying TOC: Lessons from Published Accounts', Constraints Management Technical Conference (Tampa, Florida, March 2000), pp. 1-6.

Mabin, Vicky and Balderstone, Steven, 'A Review of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints - Lessons from the International Literature', Operational Research Society of New Zealand 33rd Annual Conference (Auckland, 1998), pp. 205-214.

Mabin, V., Menzies, M., King, G. and Joyce, K., 'Allocating Public Sector Research Funds: The Use of Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Electronic Brainstorming to Guide Resource Allocation', N.J.Harrison(ed), Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (Sydney, Pitman Publishing, July 1997), pp.853-858.

Lake, J., Meek, J., Davies, J., Mabin, V. and Dunford, R., 'The Assessment of High Risk Offenders: An Application of MCDA in the Development of a Structured Decision Making Process for NZ Parole Authorities', N.J.Harrison(ed), Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute (Sydney, Pitman Publishing, July 1997), pp.784-787.

Mabin, V. and Gibson, J.O., 'Productivity Improvements from Spreadsheet LP used with the Theory of Constraints', Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference (Christchurch, ORSNZ, August 1996), pp. 199-204.
Working and Occasional Papers

Mabin, V., Using Spreadsheet Optimisation Facilities as a Decision Aid, Within the Theory of Constraints Framework (Wellington, Graduate School of Business and Government Management, May 1995), Working Paper 9/95.

Conference unpublished paper contribution

Mirzaei, M., Mabin, V. J. & Sheffield, J.  (September, 2015). Constraint Classification for Projects. Paper presented at the TOCICO International Conference 2015, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-9 September.

Mirzaei, M., Mabin, V. J. & Sheffield, J.  (July, 2014). Using theories to predict contextual applicability of a method: The case of Critical Chain Project Management. Poster presented at the PMI Research and Education Conference, Portland, OR, USA.

Public lecture

It’s just common sense, right? So why is it so uncommon? Inaugural Professorial lecture, Victoria University of Wellington, 12 November 2013.

Courses

Teaching in 2018