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Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making

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Using interdisciplinary approaches to strategic management can strengthen the decision making process. Incorporating various methods will also encourage productivity, expand knowledge of participants, and increase technical proficiency. Analytical Approaches to Strategic Decision-Making: Interdisciplinary Considerations aims to integrate different techniques into the world’s fast-changing and dynamic society to better equip all readers and practitioners with the most effective knowledge. Managers, CEOs, researchers, and academics in the fields of business and leadership will all benefit from this valuable resource through an enhanced understanding of best practices in decision-making and management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Preface
  7. Section 1: Organizational and Strategic Decisions
    1. Chapter 1: Implications and Philosophical Requirements of a Comprehensive Dialectical Inquiry System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION: THE NEED FOR DIALECTICAL INQUIRY
      3. 2. EPISTEMOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS: HEGELIAN DIALECTIC
      4. 3. MANAGERIAL BIASES AND CHURCHMANIAN DIALECTIC
      5. 4. STRATEGIC THEORY AND THE PROBLEM FRAMING PARADIGM
      6. 5. SEVEN CRITERIA FOR THE DESIGN OF A D.I. SYSTEM
      7. 6. IMPLICATIONS AND APPLICATIONS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Specialization vs. Diversification Decision Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHOD
      5. SURVEY FINDINGS AND INTERPRETATION
      6. FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS
      7. CORRELATION ANALYSIS
      8. LOGISTIC REGRESSION ANALYSIS
      9. OPEN-ENDED QUESTION
      10. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSIONS
      11. APPENDIX A
      12. APPENDIX B
      13. APPENDIX C
      14. APPENDIX D
    3. Chapter 3: Seru Production
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE HISTORY OF
      4. 3. WHAT IS ?
      5. 4. SUPER-TALENT , OR
      6. 5. JUST-IN-TIME ORGANIZATION SYSTEM
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    4. Chapter 4: Successful Implementation of Six Sigma Considering Management Styles
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MOTIVATION THEORIES AND THE BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT
      4. SIX SIGMA IMPLEMENTATION
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. LIMITATIONS
      7. DATA ANALYSIS
      8. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Prioritizing Lean Six Sigma Efforts Using Bayesian Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 2: Sales and Financial Analytics
    1. Chapter 6: Consumer Preference for the Latest Technological Offering
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. THEORETICAL MODEL
      5. STUDY ONE: CONSUMER EXPECTATION FORMATION
      6. STUDY TWO: CONSUMER PURCHASE DECISION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 7: A Multi-Criteria Vendor Selection and Order Allocation GDSS using a Mixed Alternative and Value Focused Thinking Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. VENDOR SELECTION AND ORDER ALLOCATION FRAMEWORK
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. NOTE
    3. Chapter 8: Modeling Foreign Exchange Rate Pass-Through using the Exponential GARCH
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE MODEL AND DATA SETS
      4. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Customers’ Perspectives of Internet Banking Adoption in Developing Economies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. AN OVERVIEW OF BEHAVIOURAL THEORIES OF ADOPTION
      5. PROPOSED RESEARCH MODEL
      6. FORMULATION OF HYPOTHESES
      7. DATA COLLECTION
      8. RESULTS AND ANALYSES
      9. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    5. Chapter 10: Practical Machine Learning in Financial Market Trend Prediction
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. DATA AND SIMULATION RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Production and Operations Analytics
    1. Chapter 11: Grey-Based Taguchi Analysis Approach for Optimization of Multi-Objective Problem
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPORTANT OPTIMIZATION METHODS
      4. RECENT TRENDS IN OPTIMIZATION
      5. GREY-BASED TAGUCHI METHOD
      6. CASE STUDY
      7. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS
      8. CONFIRMATION TEST
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: Complexity Analysis in Additive Manufacturing for the Production of Tissue Engineering Constructs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. METHOD OF FUZZY COMPLEXITY ANALYSIS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTS
      5. 4. CASE STUDY
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Performance Analysis of a Markovian Working Vacations Queue with Impatient Customers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODEL DESCRIPTION
      4. ANALYSIS OF THE MODEL
      5. PERFORMANCE MEASURES
      6. COST MODEL
      7. SPECIAL CASES
      8. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 14: EOQ Model with Permissible Delay in Payments under Fuzzy Environment
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PRELIMINARIES
      5. NOTATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      6. MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION
      7. SOLUTION
      8. SPECIAL CASE
      9. SPECIAL CASE
      10. ALGORITHM
      11. NUMERICAL EXAMPLES
      12. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
      13. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: An Economic Order Quantity Model for New Products When Demand Follows Dynamic Innovation Process
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. ASSUMPTIONS AND NOTATIONS
      5. 4. MATHEMATICAL MODEL
      6. 5. SOLUTION PROCEDURE
      7. 6. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      8. 7. OBSERVATIONS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    6. Chapter 16: Ordering Policy in a Two-Warehouse Environment for Deteriorating Items under Inflationary Conditions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ASSUMPTIONS AND NOTATIONS
      4. 3. MODEL DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS
      5. 4. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      6. 5. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. Chapter 17: Failure Analysis in Precision Manufacturing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. PRECISION MANUFACTURING FAILURE ANALYSIS USING A MARKOVIAN MODEL
      5. 4. ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors