Encyclopedia of Decision Making and Decision Support Technologies, Volume 2

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Adam, Frederic
IGI Global, Apr 30, 2008 - Computers - 1019 pages

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.

 

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Contents

The Case of California
20
Structuring Measurement and Synthesis
29
An AttentionBased View on DSS
38
Balanced Scorecard Concepts Technology and Applications
46
A BiCriteria DSS Dedicated to Location Problems
52
Business Process Management Systems for Supporting Individual and Group Decision Making
61
Challenges for Decision Support in Urban Disaster Scenarios
69
Classification and Ranking Belief Simplex
76
Integration of Diagrammatic Business Modeling Tools
495
Intelligent Agents in Decision Support Systems
505
Intelligent DSS Under Verbal Decision Analysis
514
Interfaces Usability for Monitoring Systems
528
Introduction to Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Linear Programming
539
Introduction to MultiAgent Simulation
554
Knowledge Based DSS
565
Knowledge Representation to Empower Expert Systems
576

Computer Aided Facility Management CAFM as a New Branch of Decision Making Support Technologies in the Field of Facility Management
84
Context in Decision Support Systems Development
93
Contextualization in Decision Making and Decision Support
102
Cooperative Decision Support Systems
109
Dashboards for Management
116
Data Warehousing for Decision Support
124
Debiasing Decision Makers Through Knowledge Management
134
Decision Aiding Research Needs
141
Group Communication and Decision Support
147
Decision Making and Support Tools for Design of Machining Systems
154
DecisionMaking and Support Tools for Design of Transmission Systems
165
The Role of Rule Qualities
176
Decision Support and Problem Formulation Activity
192
A Decision Support System for Evaluation of Investments in a ComputerIntegrated Production System
200
A Decision Support System for Selecting Secure Web Services
211
Decision Support Systems and DecisionMaking Processes
218
Decision Support Systems and Representation Levels in the Decision Spine
225
Decision Support Systems Concept
232
Development and Design Methodologies in DWM
236
Diagrammatic DecisionSupport Modeling Tools in the Context of Supply Chain Management
245
The DisasterOriented Assessment of Urban Clusters for Locating Production Systems in China
253
Current Status and Future Directions
272
DSAHP
278
DSS and Multiple Perspectives of Complex Problems
286
DSS Using Visualization of MultiAlgorithms Voting
296
Dynamic System Simulation for Decision Support
306
A Critical Assessment and an Integrated Model
313
Evaluation of DecisionMaking Support Systems
320
The Evaluation of DecisionMaking Support Systems Functionality
329
Exploring the Risks That Affect Community College Decision Makers
339
A Devils Advocate Workshop
348
Facilitation of Supply Chain Decision Processes in SMEs Using Information Systems
356
A Federative Approach of DecisionMaking Aid in Urban Development
368
FiniteBase Revision Supporting Knowledge Management and Decision Making
374
Fuzzy Decision Trees
382
Fuzzy Thermal Alarm System for Venus Express
391
Games of Strategy
402
Goal Programming and Its Variants
410
Group Verbal Decision Analysis
418
A Case Study in the Publishing Industry1
426
Identifying Resilient Actions in Decision Making During Emergencies
434
The Materials Purchasing Function
442
Problems Findings and Challenges
455
Ineffective Decision Making in Adopting an Agile Software Development Methodology
466
Influence Diagrams as a Tool for Decision Support System Design
474
The Influence of Emotions in Making Hard Decisions in Organizational Contexts
482
Information Distribution Decisions Supported by Argumentation
489
A Knowledge Worker Desktop Model KWDM Applied to Decision Support System
584
Logic Programming Languages for Expert Systems
593
Heuristic Techniques for Combinatorial Optimization Problems
604
An Organizational Intervention
612
A Method for Systematic Artifact Selection Decision Making
618
The Method of Appraising Needs and Possibilities of ActivityBased Costing Implementation
628
Mobile Decision Support for TimeCritical Decision Making
638
MultiAgent Simulation and Management Practices
645
Models of Roles in Decision Making
653
Neural Network Time Series Forecasting Using Recency Weighting
661
AutoMarketSIM and Vehicle Sales Decay Navigation
668
On Frameworks and Architectures for Intelligent DecisionMaking Support Systems
680
Online Environmental Information Systems
691
Online Urban Information Systems
699
From DEA to MOLP
709
Policy Decision Support Through Social Simulation
716
The Power of Incentives in Decision Making
724
Probabilistic Methods for Uncertainty Quantification
732
PROMETHEE
743
Qualitative Comparative Analysis
751
Current Thoughts and Perspectives
757
Real Options Reasoning as a Tool for Managerial Decision Making
766
The Role of Information in Decision Making
776
Rough Set Theory
783
Situational Synchronicity for Decision Support
790
Software Agents
797
A Study of Information Requirement Determination Process of an Executive Information System
807
Supply Chain Information Systems and Decision Support
814
A Support System for the Strategic Scenario Process
822
Supporting Decisional Episodes
837
Their Business Environment the Industry and Their Core Business Process
848
Team Learning Systems as a Collaborative Technology for Rapid Knowledge Creation
856
A Case Study of a Large Group Decision Support System LGDSS
865
GDSS Methodology and Technology as a Collaborative Learning Task
872
Towards a Framework for Assisting DecisionMakers Assess the Potential of EBusiness Models
882
Unambiguous Goal Seeking Through Mathematical Modeling
892
Uncertainty and Vagueness Concepts in Decision Making
901
Understanding NonDecision Making
910
Understanding SenseMaking
916
Understanding the Influence of Context on Organisational Decision Making
922
Understanding the Legacy of Herbert Simon to Decision Support Systems1
930
The Use of Simulation as an Experimental Methodology for DMSS Research
939
Using Network Analysis for Understanding How Decisions are Made
950
WebBased Decision Support for Knowledge Sharing and Management in Intelligent Buildings Assessment
958
WebBased Public Participatory GIS
968
Index
977
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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. [Editor]

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