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International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)

Published Quarterly. Est. 2010.
ISSN: 1947-8569|EISSN: 1947-8577|DOI: 10.4018/IJSDS|
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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 help decision makers recognize the complexity of this process and develop a rational model for strategy evaluation. The International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS) is a double-blind refereed journal whose focus is to promote the infusion of strategic decision-making with the analytical methods. IJSDS distinguishes itself as a business journal with an explicit focus on analytical strategic decision-making. The journal provides a publication vehicle for theoretical and empirical research as well as real-world applications and case studies. Papers published in IJSDS should not only meet high standards of research rigor and originality in decision sciences, but also embrace strategic decision-making.


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The principal objective of the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS) is to establish an effective channel of communication between policy makers, government agencies, practicing managers, academic and research institutions, and persons concerned with the development of new methodologies to formulate and solve strategic problems by applying decision sciences methods. IJSDS provides conceptual and pragmatic guidance to decision makers by publishing papers that bridge the gap between strategic decision-making and decision sciences in business, industry, government and academia. The decision-making environment may include single or multiple decision makers considering single or multiple criteria strategic problems. IJSDS draws on a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to accounting, finance, information systems, international management, marketing, organizational management, operations research, production and operations management, and strategic management.

Reviews and Testimonials

The increased global competition and the increased demand for oil and other commodities, as well as the need for better security, forces companies to make careful analysis of their strategic decisions. These needs have been recognized by researchers and vendors who are developing more and more sophisticated tools and methodologies to improve decision making. Therefore, I see a clear need for the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences which is concentrating on these topics.

– Efraim Turban, California State University - Long Beach, USA

The purpose and aim of the International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences is significant and its topic area is one that has been in need of focused research attention for some time.

– Ronald J. Ebert, University of Missouri, USA


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Topics Covered

  • Applied probability
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Assignment
  • Benchmarking
  • Branch and bound
  • Business Process Reengineering
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Complexity theory
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Data envelopment analysis
  • Data mining
  • Decision analysis
  • Decision support systems
  • Distributed decision making
  • Dynamic programming
  • Expert systems
  • Facilities planning and design
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Forecasting
  • Fuzzy logic
  • Fuzzy sets
  • Game theory
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Geometric programming
  • Global optimization
  • Goal programming
  • Graph theory
  • Group decisions and negotiations
  • Heuristics
  • Integer programming
  • Inventory management
  • Investment management
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Large scale optimization
  • Linear programming
  • Location planning
  • Logistics management
  • Manufacturing management
  • Markov processes
  • Multiple criteria analysis
  • Multiple objective programming
  • Multivariate statistics
  • Network flows
  • Neural networks
  • Nonlinear programming
  • Operations research applications
  • Parametric programming
  • Penalty methods
  • Petri nets
  • Production and operations management
  • Productivity and competitiveness
  • Project management
  • Project scheduling
  • Quadratic programming
  • Quality control
  • Quality management
  • Queuing
  • Regression
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Robustness and sensitivity analysis
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Simulation
  • Stochastic programming
  • Supply chain management
  • Systems dynamics
  • Tabu search
  • Time series analysis
  • Transportation management
  • Travelling salesman
  • Uncertainty modeling
  • Utility theory

Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Madjid Tavana is a professor of Business Systems and Analytics and the Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems and Decision Sciences at La Salle University, where he served as Chairman of the Management Department and Director of the Center for Technology and Management. He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Kennedy Space Center, Johnson Space Center, Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds a 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 is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems . He has also published several books and over one hundred and fifty research papers in academic journals such as Information Sciences, Decision Sciences, Information Systems, Interfaces, Annals of Operations Research, Advances in Space Research, Omega, Information and Management, Expert Systems with Applications, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, Energy Economics, Applied Soft Computing, and Energy Policy.

Editorial Board

Book Review Editor
Aidan O'Connor, ESCEM, France

International Advisory Board
Steve Alpern, London School of Economics, UK
Dorit S. Hochbaum, University of California - Berkeley, USA
Ralph L. Keeney, Duke University, USA
Hau L. Lee, Stanford University, USA
Jonathan Rosenhead, University of London, UK
Thomas L. Saaty, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Theodor J. Stewart, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Arthur J. Swersey, Yale University, USA
Milan Zeleny, Fordham University, USA

Associate Editors
Mahyar A. Amouzegar, California State U. - Long Beach, USA
Hossein Arsham, U. of Baltimore, USA
Indranil Bose, U. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Brian S. Bourgeois, Naval Research Laboratory - Stennis Space Center, USA
Timothy E. Busch, Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Christer Carlsson, Abo Akademi U., Finland
France Cheong, RMIT U., Australia
Marco Cococcioni, U. of Pisa, Italy
Rodger D. Collons, Drexel U., USA
John Davies, Victoria U. of Wellington, New Zealand
Ali Ebrahimnejad, Islamic Azad U., Qaemshahr Branch, Iran
Amir H. Ghapanchi, Griffith U., Australia
Salvo Greco, U. of Catania, Italy
Jatinder N.D. Gupta, U. of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
Adel Hatami-Marbini, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Jack C. Hayya, Pennsylvania State U., USA
Ira Horowitz, U. of Florida, USA
Kouroush Jenab, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U., USA
Nathan L. Joseph, Aston U., UK
Corinne M. Karuppan, Missouri State U., USA
Michael N. Katehakis, Rutgers, The State U. of New Jersey, USA
Kaveh Khalili-Damghani, Islamic Azad U., South-Tehran Branch, Iran
Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montreal, Canada Kenneth D. Lawrence, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA Christian N. Madu, Pace U., USA
Davinder K. Malhotra, Philadelphia U., USA
John Militello, U. of St. Thomas, USA
Ludwig Nastansky, U. of Paderborn, Germany
Aidan O’Connor, ESCEM, France
Fariborz Y. Partovi, Drexel U., USA
Mujgan Sagir, Eskisehir Osmangazi U., Turkey
Marc J. Schniederjans, U. of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
Vijay Shah, West Virginia U. at Parkersburg, USA
Phoebe Sharkey, Loyola College in Maryland, USA
K. Sivakumar, Lehigh U., USA
L. Douglas Smith, U. of Missouri - St. Louis, USA
V. Sridharan, Clemson U., USA
Kathryn E. Stecke, U. of Texas at Dallas, USA
Leena M. Suhl, U. of Paderborn, Germany
Minghe Sun, U. of Texas - San Antonio, USA
Srinivas Talluri, Michigan State U., USA
Jeffrey E. Teich, New Mexico State U., USA
Marvin D. Troutt, Kent State U., USA
Gregory Ulferts, U. of Detroit Mercy, USA
Dirk VandenPoel, Ghent U., Belgium
Theo M.M. Verhallen, Tilburg U., The Netherlands
Gerald R. Wagner, U. of Nebraska - Omaha, USA
John G. Wilson, U. of Western Ontario, Canada
Peter Zhang, Georgia State U., USA
Bin Zhou, U. of Houston-Downtown, USA
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