International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)

International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)

Editor-in-Chief: Madjid Tavana (La Salle University, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 11 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 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

Mission and Scope

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 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.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Arthur Swersey, Yale University, United States
Dorit Hochbaum, University of California - Berkeley, United States
Hau L. Lee, Stanford University, United States
Jonathan Rosenhead, University of London, United Kingdom
Milan Zeleny, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic
Ralph Keeney, Duke University, United States
Steve Alpern, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Theodor J. Stewart, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Associate Editors
Adel Hatami-Marbini, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Christer Carlsson, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Debora Di Caprio, University of Trento, Italy
Dirk VandenPoel, Ghent University, Belgium
France Cheong, RMIT University, Australia
Francisco Javier Santos Arteaga, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy ORCID
Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal, Canada
John Wilson, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Kaveh Khalili-Damghani, South-Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Kenneth Lawrence, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Leena Suhl, University of Paderborn, Germany
Mahyar Amouzegar, University of New Orleans, United States
Michael Katehakis, Rutgers University, United States
Michele Galeotti, University of Rome La Sapienza
Phoebe Sharkey, Loyola University Maryland, United States
Editorial Review Board
Ali Ebrahimnejad, Islamic Azad University, Qaemshahr Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Bin Hu, Changsha Normal University, China
Bin Zhou, University of Houston-Downtown, United States
Bonnie Daily, New Mexico State University, United States
Christian Madu, Pace University, United States
Chunhong Gong, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China
Corinne Karuppan, Missouri State University, United States
Davinder Malhotra, Philadelphia University, United States
Fariborz Partovi, Drexel University, United States
Gregory Ulferts, University of Detroit Mercy, United States
Hossein Arsham, University of Baltimore, United States
Indranil Bose, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Ira Horowitz, University of Florida, United States
Jeet Gupta, University of Alabama in Huntsville, United States
John Davies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand ORCID
John Militello, University of St. Thomas, United States
L. Douglas Smith, University of Missouri-St. Louis, United States
Marc Schniederjans, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States
Marco Cococcioni, Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Italy
Marvin Troutt, Kent State University, United States
Minghe Sun, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Mohammadsadegh Mobin, Western New England University, United States
Nathan Joseph, Aston University, United Kingdom
Peter Zhang, Georgia State University, United States
Sadegh Niroomand, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Salvatore Greco, University of Catania, Italy
Srinivas Talluri, Michigan State University, United States
V. Sridharan, Clemson University, United States
Vijay Shah, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, United States
Xilong Qu, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China
Yuliya Lapina, Ukrainian Academy of Banking, Ukraine


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Madjid Tavana
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences (IJSDS)
Professor, Management Information Systems
Lindback Distinguished Chair of Information Systems
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA 19141, USA
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