Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies (2 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies (2 Volumes)

Frederic Adam (University College Cork, Ireland) and Patrick Humphreys (London School of Economics, UK)
Release Date: April, 2008|Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 1019
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-843-7
ISBN13: 9781599048437|ISBN10: 1599048434|EISBN13: 9781599048444
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Description & Coverage
Description:

As effective organizational decision making is a major factor in a company's success, a comprehensive account of current available research on the core concepts of the decision support agenda is in high demand by academicians and professionals.

Through 110 authoritative contributions by over 160 of the world's leading experts the Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies presents a critical mass of research on the most up-to-date research on human and computer support of managerial decision making, including discussion on support of operational, tactical, and strategic decisions, human vs. computer system support structure, individual and group decision making, and multi-criteria decision making.

Coverage:

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

  • Business Intelligence
  • Dashboards of information
  • Distributed decision making and decision support
  • DSS, DMSS, EIS, Groupware
  • End-user computing and development
  • Implementing and reusing decision systems
  • Managerial decision making at a group, individual, and firm level
  • Modelling for decision support
  • Multi-Criteria Decision Making
  • New technologies and decision support
  • Operational, tactical, and strategic decision making
  • Research methods for the decision and decision support area
  • Supporting decision making with computer systems
  • Synchronous and asynchronous decision making
Reviews and Testimonials

This book is very important for consolidating knowledge about the field of decision support systems. It brings knowledge about tools, techniques and methods for helping people to make better decisions under one cover. It is very impressive, well written and logically organized.

– Frada Burstein, Monash University, Australia

This book has successfully brought together a wide range of topics into a simple collection of well-written essays.

– American Reference Books Annual (2008)

The Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies will contribute to the formalisation of the DSS area in its current, diversified form.

– Frederic Adam, University College Cork, Ireland

In addition to a full subject index, each volume contains both a standard table of contents and a contents by keywords to aid in navigation.

– Book News Inc. (Nov. 2008)

Overall, Adam and Humphreys have successfully brought together a wide range of topics into a simple collection of well-written essays. Academic in nature, this encyclopedia will be useful to those who make decision support systems, as well as those who work n the development of decision support technologies.

– American Reference Annual, Vol. 40 (2009)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Frédéric Adam is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems at University College Cork in Ireland. He holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland and Université Paris VI jointly. His research has been published in a number of international journals including the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and Systèmes d'Information et Management. He is the co-author of the "Manager's Guide to Current Issues in Information Systems" and "Postgraduate Research" (both published by Blackhall Publishing, Dublin, Ireland) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Decision Systems. He acts as a consultant in the areas of information systems selection and implementation and executive systems on a regular basis.
Patrick Humphreys is Head of the Institute of Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and co-director of the London Multimedia Lab for Audiovisual Composition and Communication, where he directs the project “Creative Partnerships: Pathways to Value” for the Arts Council England. He also leads the LSE team on the EU Framework 6 Project “Incas: Intellectual Capital Statement for Europe”. He has both research and practical expertise in innovative and creative decision-making, decision support systems, and enhancement of resources for health, culture, development, and networking. He has been involved in initiatives involving organizational transformation and sector development in many countries. He has been involved in initiatives involving organizational transformation and sector development in many countries. He is chair of IFIP WG8.3. In 2006 he was programme chair for the IFIP WG8.3 Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Decision Making and Decision Support and was a sponsor of the workshop “Live dialogues between different individuals and alternative urban models in the Pearl River Delta” coordinated in China by Vitamin Creative Space.
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Editorial Review Board
  • David Arnott, Monash University, Australia
  • Frada Burstein, Monash University, Australia
  • Sven Carlsson, University of Lund, Sweden
  • Georgios Doukidis, University of Athens, Greece
  • Eleanor Doyle, University College Cork, Ireland
  • Peter Gelleri, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Zita Paprika, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary
  • David Paradice, Florida State University, USA
  • Jean-Charles Pomerol, University Paris 6, France
  • Dan Power, University of Northen Iowa, USA