Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations

Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations

Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 417
ISBN13: 9781466659582|ISBN10: 1466659580|EISBN13: 9781466659599|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5958-2


Using interdisciplinary approaches to strategic management can strengthen the decision making process. Incorporating various methods will also encourage productivity, expand knowledge of participants, and increase technical proficiency.

Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations aims to integrate different techniques into the world’s fast-changing and dynamic society to better equip all readers and practitioners with the most effective knowledge. Managers, CEOs, researchers, and academics in the fields of business and leadership will all benefit from this valuable resource through an enhanced understanding of best practices in decision-making and management.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer Purchase Decisions
  • Decision Making
  • Diversification Decision Making
  • Failure Analysis
  • Internet Banking Adoption
  • Multi-Objective Problems
  • Specialization Decision Making

Reviews and Testimonials

Specialists in marketing, operations, management, and other aspects of business look at strategic decision making from perspectives of organizational and strategic decisions, sales and financial analytics, and production and operations analytics. Among the topics are implications and philosophical requirements of a comprehensive dialectical inquiry system, the impact of chasing technology on consumer purchase behavior, practical machine learning in financial trend prediction, ordering policy in a two-warehouse environment for deteriorating items under inflationary conditions, and failure analysis in precision manufacturing.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Madjid Tavana is Professor and 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 12 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.