Madjid Tavana

Madjid Tavana is Professor and Lindback Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 11 books and over 200 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.

Publications

Organizational Productivity and Performance Measurements Using Predictive Modeling and Analytics
Madjid Tavana, Kathryn Szabat, Kartikeya Puranam. © 2017. 400 pages.
Businesses are collecting massive amounts of data every day as a way to better understand their processes, competition, and the markets they serve. This data can...
Preface
Madjid Tavana. © 2017. 10 pages.
This Preface is included in the book Enterprise Information Systems and the Digitalization of Business Functions.
Healthcare Informatics and Analytics: Emerging Issues and Trends
Madjid Tavana, Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Amir Talaei-Khoei. © 2015. 414 pages.
Healthcare practices have been enhanced through the use of information technologies and analytical methods. A cross between computer science, healthcare, and...
Handbook of Research on Organizational Transformations through Big Data Analytics
Madjid Tavana, Kartikeya Puranam. © 2015. 529 pages.
Big data analytics utilizes a wide range of software and analytical tools to provide immediate, relevant information for efficient decision-making. Companies are...
Developing Business Strategies and Identifying Risk Factors in Modern Organizations
Madjid Tavana. © 2014. 309 pages.
As there is a vast amount of information to consider when offering quality services, organizations have developed techniques for identifying risk factors to be...
Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations
Madjid Tavana. © 2014. 417 pages.
Using interdisciplinary approaches to strategic management can strengthen the decision making process. Incorporating various methods will also encourage...
A Fuzzy Cyber-Risk Analysis Model for Assessing Attacks on the Availability and Integrity of the Military Command and Control Systems
Madjid Tavana, Dawn A. Trevisani, Dennis T. Kennedy. © 2014. 16 pages.
The increasing complexity in Military Command and Control (C2) systems has led to greater vulnerability due to system availability and integrity caused by internal...
Modeling Operational Robustness and Resiliency with High-Level Petri Nets
Madjid Tavana, Timothy E. Busch, Eleanor L. Davis. © 2013. 22 pages.
Military operations are highly complex workflow systems that require careful planning and execution. The interactive complexity and tight coupling between people...
Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Workflow Robustness and Resiliency Modeling with Petri Nets
Madjid Tavana, Timothy E. Busch, Eleanor L. Davis. © 2013. 20 pages.
The increasing complexity and tight coupling between people and computer systems in military operations has led to improved efficiency, as well as greater...
Competition, Strategy, and Modern Enterprise Information Systems
Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 405 pages.
Providing a central organization for shared information, large businesses continue to rely on enterprise information systems to offer quality service when deadline...
Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making
Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 470 pages.
There is an immense amount of information to be considered when attempting to solve complex strategic problems. To recognize the complexity of this process, the...
Innovation or Imitation: Some Economic Performance and Social Welfare Policy Perspectives
Soheil Ghili, Hengameh Shams, Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 20 pages.
This paper develops a mathematical model of innovation in technology with two main characteristics. First, it discusses the endogenously made decision on not only...
A Strategic Benchmarking Process for Identifying the Best Practice Collaborative Electronic Government Architecture
Faramak Zandi, Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 27 pages.
The rapid growth of the Internet has given rise to electronic government (e-government) which enhances communication, coordination, and collaboration between...
Innovation or Imitation: Some Economic Performance and Social Welfare Policy Perspectives
Soheil Ghili, Hengameh Shams, Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 21 pages.
This paper develops a mathematical model of innovation in technology with two main characteristics. First, it discusses the endogenously made decision on not only...
Local Perturbation Analysis of Linear Programming with Functional Relation Among Parameters
Payam Hanafizadeh, Abolfazl Ghaemi, Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 24 pages.
In this paper, the authors study the sensitivity analysis for a class of linear programming (LP) problems with a functional relation among the objective function...
Data Envelopment Analysis with Fuzzy Parameters: An Interactive Approach
Adel Hatami-Marbini, Saber Saati, Madjid Tavana. © 2013. 15 pages.
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a methodology for measuring the relative efficiencies of a set of decision making units (DMUs) that use multiple inputs to...
The Stability Model: An Interactive Framework for Measuring Robustness and Resiliency in Military Command and Control Systems
Madjid Tavana, Dawn A. Trevisani, Jerry L. Dussault. © 2013. 17 pages.
The increasing complexity and tight coupling between people and technology in military Command and Control (C2) systems has led to greater vulnerability due to...
A Complex Systems Paradox of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management
Soheil Ghili, Serima Nazarian, Madjid Tavana, Sepehr Keyvanshokouhi, Mohammad Taghi Isaai. © 2013. 20 pages.
Many organizations are striving to survive and remain competitive in the current uncertain and rapidly changing economic environment. Businesses must innovate to...
Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics
Madjid Tavana. 2012.
The successful development and management of information systems and business analytics is crucial to the success of an organization. New technological...
Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy
Madjid Tavana. © 2012. 462 pages.
The vast amount of information that must be considered to solve inherently ill-structured and complex strategic problems creates a need for tools and techniques to...
Enterprise Information Systems and Advancing Business Solutions: Emerging Models
Madjid Tavana. © 2012. 433 pages.
Global markets and competition have forced companies to operate in a physically distributed environment to take the advantage of benefits of strategic alliances...
Productivity Growth and Efficiency Measurements in Fuzzy Environments with an Application to Health Care
Adel Hatami-Marbini, Madjid Tavana, Ali Emrouznejad. © 2012. 35 pages.
Health care organizations must continuously improve their productivity to sustain long-term growth and profitability. Sustainable productivity performance is...
A Two-Fold Linear Programming Model with Fuzzy Data
Saber Saati, Adel Hatami-Marbini, Madjid Tavana, Elham Hajiahkondi. © 2012. 12 pages.
Linear programming (LP) is the most widely used optimization technique for solving real-life problems because of its simplicity and efficiency. Although LP models...
An Automated Workforce Clustering Method for Business Process Reengineering in Research and Development Organizations
Madjid Tavana, Alex F. Sisti, Dawn A. Trevisani. © 2012. 20 pages.
Business process reengineering (BPR) involves the radical redesign of functional organizations into cross-functional teams to achieve dramatic improvements in...
A Hybrid Strategic Development and Prioritization Model for Information and Communication Technology Enhancement
Madjid Tavana, Narges Yousefpoor. © 2012. 22 pages.
The information and communication technology (ICT) sector has fostered the growth of several developed and developing countries. Recent studies on ICT-related...
Managing Adaptability, Intervention, and People in Enterprise Information Systems
Madjid Tavana. © 2011. 296 pages.
Enterprise Information Systems (EIS), as business management systems, seek to combine all aspects of an organization. EIS facilitate enterprise-wide integrated...
Local Perturbation Analysis of Linear Programming with Functional Relation Among Parameters
Payam Hanafizadeh, Abolfazl Ghaemi, Madjid Tavana. © 2011. 24 pages.
In this paper, the authors study the sensitivity analysis for a class of linear programming (LP) problems with a functional relation among the objective function...
A Strategic Benchmarking Process for Identifying the Best Practice Collaborative Electronic Government Architecture
Faramak Zandi, Madjid Tavana. © 2011. 25 pages.
The rapid growth of the Internet has given rise to electronic government (e-government) which enhances communication, coordination, and collaboration between...
Modeling Operational Robustness and Resiliency with High-Level Petri Nets
Madjid Tavana, Timothy E. Busch, Eleanor L. Davis. © 2011. 22 pages.
Military operations are highly complex workflow systems that require careful planning and execution. The interactive complexity and tight coupling between people...
Innovation or Imitation: Some Economic Performance and Social Welfare Policy Perspectives
Soheil Ghili, Hengameh Shams, Madjid Tavana. © 2011. 19 pages.
This paper develops a mathematical model of innovation in technology with two main characteristics. First, it discusses the endogenously made decision on not only...
Data Envelopment Analysis with Fuzzy Parameters: An Interactive Approach
Adel Hatami-Marbini, Saber Saati, Madjid Tavana. © 2011. 15 pages.
Data envelopment analysis (DEA) is a methodology for measuring the relative efficiencies of a set of decision making units (DMUs) that use multiple inputs to...
Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Workflow Robustness and Resiliency Modeling with Petri Nets
Madjid Tavana, Timothy E. Busch, Eleanor L. Davis. © 2011. 19 pages.
The increasing complexity and tight coupling between people and computer systems in military operations has led to improved efficiency, as well as greater...
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)
Madjid Tavana. Est. 2010.
The vast amount of information that must be considered to solve inherently ill-structured and complex strategic problems creates a need for tools and techniques to...
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems (IJEIS)
Madjid Tavana. Est. 2005.
Global markets and competition have forced companies to operate in a physically distributed environment to take the advantage of benefits of strategic alliances...