Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making

Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making

Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Release Date: November, 2012|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 470
ISBN13: 9781466624733|ISBN10: 1466624736|EISBN13: 9781466624740|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2473-3


There is an immense amount of information to be considered when attempting to solve complex strategic problems. To recognize the complexity of this process, the creation of tools and techniques are essential to aid decision makers in developing a rational model for strategy evaluation.

Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making brings together a collection of research aiming to provide communication for the management of new methodologies to solve strategic problems and applying decision making approaches. This reference is useful for government agencies, practicing managers, academic and research institutions interested in bringing together strategic decision-making and decision sciences.

Topics Covered

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

  • Complexity Theory
  • Decision Analysis
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Knowledge –Based Systems
  • Neural Networks
  • Supply Chain Management

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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.