Models and Applications in the Decision Sciences

Author: Decision Sciences Institute

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780134115986

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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NEW ADVANCES IN THE SCIENCE OF DECISION MAKING: Practical and relevant research from DSI, the field’s leading organization 14 OUTSTANDING PAPERS APPLYING RIGOROUS RESEARCH METHODS TO IMPORTANT SOCIETAL AND BUSINESS DECISION ENVIRONMENTS NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN STRATEGY, TACTICS, AND OPERATIONS FOR ALL DECISION MAKERS, AND ALL DECISION SCIENCE RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS More than 1,000 papers were submitted to the Decision Science Institute’s 2015 annual conference. This book presents the 14 papers chosen as most insightful and useful. This peer-reviewed research addresses a richly diverse set of business topics, illuminating opportunities to improve decision making at strategic, tactical, and operational levels. Spanning analytics, information systems and technology, supply chain operations management, and other disciplines, these papers identify multiple opportunities for immediate and long-term performance improvement. The authors address challenges ranging from talent management to lean transformation, mobile app marketing to corporate ethics, driving change to predicting stock prices. Their work reflects both the intellectual vibrancy of the discipline of decision science and its immense practical value. Decision sciences research leads to improved decision outcomes. This volume brings together peer-reviewed papers chosen as “best of the best” by the field’s leading organization, the Decision Sciences Institute. Authored by respected researchers worldwide, these papers were presented at DSI’s 46th Annual Meeting in Seattle. They describe new methods and approaches in the decision sciences, with a special focus on translating theoretical impact into practical relevance to improve decision making within business, public policy, non-profit organizations, and beyond. Assess willingness to learn ERP systems based on knowledge update and other factors Exploit application integration to improve ERP’s value after implementation Discover how mobile users decide whether to search for and adopt a new app Quantify links between absenteeism and hostile environment/sexual harassment Assess correlations between employee development and worker outcomes Explore perceptions of change, intentions to leave, and the role of cynicism Promote lean transformation by evolving HR performance management systems Understand how links between corporate ethical values and firm performance are mediated Bring a global sourcing perspective to issues of ethical consumption Improve quality by choosing practices with the best cultural fit Use Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) and Bayesian Networks (BN) to predict diabetes Apply a comprehensive empirical framework for assessing patient care quality Promote sharing of clinical knowledge among a practice group’s physicians Forecast variable impacts in S&P 500 equity prices
Decision Sciences

Author: Raghu Nandan Sengupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351727402

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 901

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This handbook is an endeavour to cover many current, relevant, and essential topics related to decision sciences in a scientific manner. Using this handbook, graduate students, researchers, as well as practitioners from engineering, statistics, sociology, economics, etc. will find a new and refreshing paradigm shift as to how these topics can be put to use beneficially. Starting from the basics to advanced concepts, authors hope to make the readers well aware of the different theoretical and practical ideas, which are the focus of study in decision sciences nowadays. It includes an excellent bibliography/reference/journal list, information about a variety of datasets, illustrated pseudo-codes, and discussion of future trends in research. Covering topics ranging from optimization, networks and games, multi-objective optimization, inventory theory, statistical methods, artificial neural networks, times series analysis, simulation modeling, decision support system, data envelopment analysis, queueing theory, etc., this reference book is an attempt to make this area more meaningful for varied readers. Noteworthy features of this handbook are in-depth coverage of different topics, solved practical examples, unique datasets for a variety of examples in the areas of decision sciences, in-depth analysis of problems through colored charts, 3D diagrams, and discussions about software.
Models and Applications in the Decision Sciences

Author: Decision Sciences Decision Sciences Institute

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0134115910

Category: Decision making

Page: 0

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Decision science offers powerful insights and techniques that help people make better decisions to improve business and society. This new volume brings together the peer-reviewed papers that have been chosen as the "best of the best" by the field's leading organization, the Decision Sciences Institute. These papers, authored by respected decision science researchers and academics from around the world, will be presented at DSI's 46th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in November 2015. This volume describes recent methods and approaches in the decision sciences, with a special focus on translating theoretical impact into practical relevance. Reflecting this year's innovative program, it contains new coverage of supply chain flexibility, agility, resilience and strategic management; as well as innovations in decision science related to healthcare management, ethics, the hospitality industry, public policy, and entrepreneurship. These papers offer actionable insights for decision-makers of all kinds, in business, public policy, non-profit organizations, and beyond. They also point to new research directions for academic researchers in decision science worldwide.
Applications of Decision Science in Management

Author: Taosheng Wang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811927683

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 617

View: 403

This book covers research trends of data science and management involving cutting edge technologies and novel research directions from diverse fields of industries, business and government sectors. It involves usage of various advanced tools and techniques for understanding different data collected at the grassroot level to generate actionable insights for making crucial decisions. This book aims to serve as a reference book for researchers in the area of decision science for management. It covers alternative solutions with innovative ideas and issues from different fields of business management.
Modeling Applications in the Airline Industry

Author: Ahmed Abdelghany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317094890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 290

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Modeling Applications in the Airline Industry explains the different functions and tactics performed by airlines during their planning and operation phases. Each function receives a full explanation of the challenges it brings and a solution methodology is presented, supported by numerical illustrative examples wherever possible. The book also highlights the main limitations of current practice and provides a brief description of future work related to each function. The authors have filtered the rich literature of airline management to include only the research that has actually been adopted by the airlines, giving a genuinely accurate representation of real airline management and its continuing development of solution methodologies. The book consists of 20 chapters divided into 4 sections: - Demand Modeling and Forecasting - Scheduling of Resources - Revenue Management - Irregular Operations Management. The book will be a valuable source or a handbook for individuals seeking a career in airline management. Written by experts with significant working experience within the industry, it offers readers insights to the real practice of operations modelling. In particular the book makes accessible the complexities of the key airline functions and explains the interrelation between them.
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences

Author: John D. McDonald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000031546

Category: Computers

Page: 6106

View: 504

The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, comprising of seven volumes, now in its fourth edition, compiles the contributions of major researchers and practitioners and explores the cultural institutions of more than 30 countries. This major reference presents over 550 entries extensively reviewed for accuracy in seven print volumes or online. The new fourth edition, which includes 55 new entires and 60 revised entries, continues to reflect the growing convergence among the disciplines that influence information and the cultural record, with coverage of the latest topics as well as classic articles of historical and theoretical importance.
Machine Learning for Decision Sciences with Case Studies in Python

Author: S. Sumathi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000590937

Category: Mathematics

Page: 476

View: 639

This book provides a detailed description of machine learning algorithms in data analytics, data science life cycle, Python for machine learning, linear regression, logistic regression, and so forth. It addresses the concepts of machine learning in a practical sense providing complete code and implementation for real-world examples in electrical, oil and gas, e-commerce, and hi-tech industries. The focus is on Python programming for machine learning and patterns involved in decision science for handling data. Features: Explains the basic concepts of Python and its role in machine learning. Provides comprehensive coverage of feature engineering including real-time case studies. Perceives the structural patterns with reference to data science and statistics and analytics. Includes machine learning-based structured exercises. Appreciates different algorithmic concepts of machine learning including unsupervised, supervised, and reinforcement learning. This book is aimed at researchers, professionals, and graduate students in data science, machine learning, computer science, and electrical and computer engineering.
Practical Management Science

Author: Wayne L. Winston

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337671989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 888

View: 439

Take full advantage of the power of spreadsheet modeling with the guidance in PRACTICAL MANAGEMENT SCIENCE, 6E, geared entirely to Excel 2016. This edition integrates modeling into all functional areas of business -- finance, marketing, operations management -- using real examples and real data. The book emphasizes applied, relevant learning while presenting the right amount of theory to ensure readers gain a strong foundation. Exercises offer practical, hands-on experience working with the methodologies. The authors focus on modeling rather than algebraic formulations or memorization of particular models. This edition provides new and updated cases as well as a new chapter on data mining. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Optimization and Decision Science: Methodologies and Applications

Author: Antonio Sforza

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319673080

Category: Mathematics

Page: 641

View: 435

This proceedings volume highlights the state-of-the-art knowledge related to optimization, decisions science and problem solving methods, as well as their application in industrial and territorial systems. It includes contributions tackling these themes using models and methods based on continuous and discrete optimization, network optimization, simulation and system dynamics, heuristics, metaheuristics, artificial intelligence, analytics, and also multiple-criteria decision making. The number and the increasing size of the problems arising in real life require mathematical models and solution methods adequate to their complexity. There has also been increasing research interest in Big Data and related challenges. These challenges can be recognized in many fields and systems which have a significant impact on our way of living: design, management and control of industrial production of goods and services; transportation planning and traffic management in urban and regional areas; energy production and exploitation; natural resources and environment protection; homeland security and critical infrastructure protection; development of advanced information and communication technologies. The chapters in this book examine how to deal with new and emerging practical problems arising in these different fields through the presented methodologies and their applications. The chapter topics are applicable for researchers and practitioners working in these areas, but also for the operations research community. The contributions were presented during the international conference “Optimization and Decision Science” (ODS2017), held at Hilton Sorrento Palace Conference Center, Sorrento, Italy, September 4 – 7, 2017. ODS 2017, was organized by AIRO, Italian Operations Research Society, in cooperation with DIETI (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) of University “Federico II” of Naples.
Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology - Two Volume Set

Author: Phillip A. Laplante

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482214321

Category: Computers

Page: 1307

View: 729

Spanning the multi-disciplinary scope of information technology, the Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology draws together comprehensive coverage of the inter-related aspects of information systems and technology. The topics covered in this encyclopedia encompass internationally recognized bodies of knowledge, including those of The IT BOK, the Chartered Information Technology Professionals Program, the International IT Professional Practice Program (British Computer Society), the Core Body of Knowledge for IT Professionals (Australian Computer Society), the International Computer Driving License Foundation (European Computer Driving License Foundation), and the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge. Using the universally recognized definitions of IT and information systems from these recognized bodies of knowledge, the encyclopedia brings together the information that students, practicing professionals, researchers, and academicians need to keep their knowledge up to date. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including:  Citation tracking and alerts  Active reference linking  Saved searches and marked lists  HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]
Computational Science and Its Applications - ICCSA 2005

Author: Osvaldo Gervasi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540323099

Category: Computers

Page: 1353

View: 796

The four volume set assembled following The 2005 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications, ICCSA 2005, held in Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, from 9 May 2005 till 12 May 2005, represents the ?ne collection of 540 refereed papers selected from nearly 2,700 submissions. Computational Science has ?rmly established itself as a vital part of many scienti?c investigations, a?ecting researchers and practitioners in areas ranging from applications such as aerospace and automotive, to emerging technologies such as bioinformatics and nanotechnologies, to core disciplines such as ma- ematics, physics, and chemistry. Due to the shear size of many challenges in computational science, the use of supercomputing, parallel processing, and - phisticated algorithms is inevitable and becomes a part of fundamental t- oretical research as well as endeavors in emerging ?elds. Together, these far reaching scienti?c areas contribute to shape this Conference in the realms of state-of-the-art computational science research and applications, encompassing the facilitating theoretical foundations and the innovative applications of such results in other areas.