International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)

International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)

Editor-in-Chief: Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
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.

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


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.

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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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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Systems and Analytics at La Salle University, where he served as Chairman of the Management Department and Director of the Center for Technology and Management. He is 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 Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems. He has published 10 books and over 170 research papers in scholarly academic journals.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Steve Alpern, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Dorit Hochbaum, University of California - Berkeley, United States
Ralph Keeney, Duke University, United States
Hau L. Lee, Stanford University, United States
Jonathan Rosenhead, University of London, United Kingdom
Thomas Saaty, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Theodor J. Stewart, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Arthur Swersey, Yale University, United States
Milan Zeleny, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic
Managing Editor
Sadegh Niroomand, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Associate Editors
Mahyar Amouzegar, California State University - Long Beach, United States
Christer Carlsson, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
France Cheong, RMIT University, Australia
Ali Ebrahimnejad, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Amir Hossein Ghapanchi, Griffith University, Australia
Adel Hatami-Marbini, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Bulgaria
Jack Hayya, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Kouroush Jenab, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, United States
Michael Katehakis, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
Kaveh Khalili-Damghani, Islamic Azad University, South-Tehran Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal, Canada
Kenneth Lawrence, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Aidan O'Connor, ESCEM, France
Phoebe Sharkey, Loyola University Maryland, United States
Kathryn Stecke, University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Leena Suhl, University of Paderborn, Germany
Dirk VandenPoel, Ghent University, Belgium
John Wilson, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Peter Zhang, Georgia State University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Hossein Arsham, University of Baltimore, United States
William Biggs, Arcadia University, United States
Indranil Bose, IIM Calcutta, India
Brian Bourgeois, Naval Research Laboratory, United States
Timothy Busch, Air Force Research Laboratory, United States
Marco Cococcioni, NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy
Rodger Collons, Drexel University, United States
Bonnie Daily, New Mexico State University, United States
John Davies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy
Jeet Gupta, UA Huntsville, United States
Ira Horowitz, University of Florida, United States
Nathan Joseph, Aston University, United Kingdom
Corinne Karuppan, Missouri State University, United States
Yuliya Lapina, Ukrainian Academy of Banking, Ukraine
Christian Madu, Pace University, United States
Davinder Malhotra, Philadelphia University, United States
John Militello, University of St. Thomas, United States
Fariborz Partovi, Drexel University, United States
Marc Schniederjans, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Vijay Shah, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, United States
L. Smith, University of Missouri-St. Louis, United States
V. Sridharan, Clemson University, United States
Minghe Sun, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Srinivas Talluri, Michigan State University, United States
Jeffrey Teich, New Mexico State University, United States
Marvin Troutt, Kent State University, United States
Gregory Ulferts, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
Steve Bin Zhou, University of Houston Downtown, United States