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Decision Making Theories and Practices from Analysis to Strategy

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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.
Applications and Concepts of Decision-Making Science for Business Strategy is a definitive focus on analytical strategic decision-making. This work is comprised of sophisticated tools and methodologies developed by researchers and vendors to improve decision making for business strategy. Extracting from a wide range of disciplines, including accounting, finance, information systems, international management, marketing, organizational management, operations research, production and operations management, and strategic management, this volume provides a conceptual and a utilitarian guide to decision making, perfect for both researchers and practicing professionals alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. 1. CONCEPTUAL STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
    2. 2. DATA ANALYSIS
    3. 3. DATA INTEGRATION
    4. 4. PRACTICAL STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION
  5. Section 1: Conceptual Strategy Development
    1. Chapter 1: Strategy as Action
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION1
      3. 2 DECLARATION-BASED STRATEGIES
      4. 3 ON THE INDEFENSIBLE LEGACY OF TRADEOFFS
      5. 4 ANTI-PORTER
      6. 5 TRADEOFFS-FREE STRATEGIES
      7. 6 STRATEGY EMERGENCE PROCESS
      8. 7 COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND ADDED VALUE
      9. 8 SUSTAINABILITY AND SELF-SUSTAINABILITY
      10. 9 ANTI-PORTER STRATEGY: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 2: Using Decision Sciences to Enhance Entrepreneurial Foresight
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE CONCEPT OF ORGANIZATIONAL FORESIGHT
      4. 3. IMPLEMENTING ORGANIZATIONAL FORESIGHT
      5. 4. LIMITATIONS & FUTURE EXTENSIONS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX A: PRIMER ON COMPREHENSIVE SITUATION MAPPING (C.S.M.)
    3. Chapter 3: Management Theory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GHOSHAL’S THESIS: BAD THEORY DESTROYING GOOD PRACTICE
      4. ILLUSTRATIVE CASE: AGENCY THEORY, MANAGERIAL PRACTICE
      5. A SYSTEMS PERSPECTIVE OF THE GLOOMY VISION, THE DOUBLE HERMENEUTIC AND THE FIXES THAT FAIL ARCHETYPE
      6. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Toward Understanding Ethical Decision Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
      5. 4. METHODOLOGY AND DATA
      6. 5. EMPIRICAL RESULTS AND ANALYSIS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION, LIMITATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. APPENDIX A: SCENARIOS
    5. Chapter 5: From Childhood Poverty to Catfish
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PARTICIPATORY STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING USING SIMULATION MODELLING
      4. 3. CASE STUDY 1: CHILDHOOD POVERTY
      5. 4. CASE STUDY 2: CATFISH SUPPLY CHAIN
      6. 5. DISCUSSION
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
  6. Section 2: Data Analysis
    1. Chapter 6: Fuzzy Judgments and Fuzzy Sets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. FUZZY, AHP, EIGENVALUE AND EIGENVECTOR
      4. 3. EXAMPLES
      5. 5. FUZZY IS ACCOUNTED FOR AS SMALL PERTURBATIONS
      6. 6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Investigating Strategic Alternatives for Improving Service in an Inland Waterway Transportation System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REPRESENTATION OF THE UMR NAVIGATION SYSTEM
      4. OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR CLEARING LOCKS AT A QUEUE
      5. SOLUTIONS TO RANDOMLY GENERATED LOCK-CLEARING PROBLEMS
      6. SIMULATION OF THE STOCHASTIC SYSTEM
      7. SYSTEM PERFORMANCE UNDER ALTERNATIVE DECISION RULES
      8. SIMULATION RESULTS
      9. TESTING OTHER STRATEGIES
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Testing for Overreaction and Return Continuations in Stock Price Index Returns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. DATA AND METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 9: Overcoming Liability of Foreignness
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LIABILITY OF FOREIGNNESS
      4. 3. OVERCOMING LIABILITY OF FOREIGNNESS
      5. 4. METHODOLOGY
      6. 5. RESULTS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 10: Thinking in Terms of Design Decisions When Developing Maturity Models
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FOUNDATION AND CRITICISM ON MATURITY MODELS
      4. ELEMENTS OF A MATURITY MODEL DESIGN PROCESS
      5. THINKING IN TERMS OF DESIGN DECISIONS
      6. SYNTHESIS
      7. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 3: Data Integration
    1. Chapter 11: A Comparison of Pairs, Triads and Quads in Multi-Attribute Decision Making
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. QUAD-BASED COMPARISON TECHNIQUE
      4. HYPOTHESES
      5. METHODOLOGY
      6. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX A: FORMULATION OF THE QUAD COMPARISON TECHNIQUE
      9. APPENDIX B: QUAD FORMULATION USING SIX ATTRIBUTES
      10. APPENDIX C: QUADS NEEDED FOR INCREASING ATTRIBUTE SETS
      11. APPENDIX D: SOLUTIONS FOR QUAD ANALYSIS
      12. APPENDIX E: SAMPLE SURVEY INSTRUCTIONS AND SAMPLE QUADS
    2. Chapter 12: The Impact of Agile Methodologies on the Quality of Information Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT METHODS
      4. SOFTWARE QUALITY
      5. THE CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND HYPOTHESES
      6. SURVEY MEASURES
      7. DATA ANALYSIS
      8. CONSTRUCT VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY
      9. RESULTS
      10. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 13: Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SISP METHODOLOGIES
      4. APPROACHES TO SISP
      5. SISP SUCCESS
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. DATA ANALYSIS
      8. SISP METHODOLOGIES AND SISP SUCCESS RELATIONSHIP
      9. SISP METHODOLOGIES DISTRIBUTION BY INDUSTRY TYPE
      10. SISP METHODOLOGIES AND COMPANY SIZE RELATIONSHIP
      11. SISP APPROACH AND SISP SUCCESS RELATIONSHIP
      12. SISP APPROACH AND SISP OBJECTIVES RELATIONSHIP
      13. SISP APPROACHES AND COMPANY SIZE RELATIONSHIP
      14. IS/IT INFUSION/DIFFUSION AND SISP APPROACH RELATIONSHIP
      15. SUMMARIES AND CONCLUSIONS
      16. APPENDIX A
    4. Chapter 14: A Hybrid Multiple Criteria Decision Making Technique for Prioritizing Equipments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE ANP
      4. 3. FUZZY NUMBERS
      5. 4. FUZZY ANP
      6. 5. THE LOGARITHMIC LEAST SQUARES METHOD
      7. 6. EVALUATION OF CLOSENESS COEFFICIENT FOR EACH ALTERNATIVE USING FUZZY TOPSIS
      8. 7. APPLICATION OF PROPOSED METHODOLOGY FOR PRIORITIZING CRITICAL EQUIPMENTS
      9. 8. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
      10. 9. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: Demonstrating and Communicating the Value of Nuclear Decommissioning to Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. THE VALUE FRAMEWORK CONCEPT
      4. 3. DEVELOPMENT OF THE VALUE FRAMEWORK
      5. 4. USE OF VALUE FRAMEWORK IN DECISION MAKING
      6. 5. THE VALUE FRAMEWORK AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT
      7. 6. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VALUE FRAMEWORK AND OTHER FORMS OF IMPACT ASSESSMENT
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 4: Practical Strategy Implementation
    1. Chapter 16: Linear Programming Approaches for Multiple-Class Discriminant and Classification Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MODEL DEVELOPMENT
      4. 3. MODEL PROPERTIES
      5. 4. EXAMPLES
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 17: Meeting Correlated Spare Part Demands with Optimal Transshipments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 TRANSSHIPMENT AND REPLENISHMENT MODEL
      4. 3 COMPUTATIONAL STUDY
      5. 4 A SINGLE PARAMETER HEURISTIC FOR TRANSSHIPMENTS
      6. 5 CONCLUDING REMARKS
      7. APPENDIX A: PARAMETER ESTIMATION
      8. APPENDIX B: PROOFS
    3. Chapter 18: The Traveling Salesman Problem, the Vehicle Routing Problem, and Their Impact on Combinatorial Optimization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 EXACT ALGORITHMS
      4. 3 CLASSICAL HEURISTICS
      5. 4 METAHEURISTICS
      6. 5 CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 19: Identifying Critical Success Factors for Supply Chain Excellence
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. SCM FACTORS CONSIDERED IN THIS STUDY
      4. 3. RESEARCH METHODS
      5. 4. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY
      6. 5. QUANTITATIVE INQUIRY
      7. 6. DISCUSSION AND SUMMARY
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. APPENDIX 1
      10. APPENDIX 2 CONSTRUCTS AND SURVEY ITEMS
    5. Chapter 20: Knowledge Sharing in Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN SUPPLY CHAIN
      4. 3. SOME CRITICAL FACTORS OF KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN NETWORKS
      5. 4. MODELING KNOWLEDGE SHARING IN SUPPLY CHAINS
      6. 5. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors
  11. Index