Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy
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Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy

Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
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Release Date: May, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 462
ISBN13: 9781466615892|ISBN10: 1466615893|EISBN13: 9781466615908|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1589-2


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.

Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy is a definitive focus on analytical strategic decision-making. This work is comprised of sophisticated tools and methodologies developed by researchers and vendors to improve decision making for business strategy. Extracting from a wide range of disciplines, including accounting, finance, information systems, international management, marketing, organizational management, operations research, production and operations management, and strategic management, this volume provides a conceptual and a utilitarian guide to decision making, perfect for both researchers and practicing professionals alike.

Topics Covered

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

  • Data Mining
  • Decision Analysis
  • Decision Making Concepts
  • Decision Making Techniques
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Game Theory
  • Inventory Management
  • Quality Control
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Management

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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.