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Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making

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There is an immense amount of information to be considered when attempting to solve complex strategic problems. To recognize the complexity of this process, the creation of tools and techniques are essential to aid decision makers in developing a rational model for strategy evaluation. Management Theories and Strategic Practices for Decision Making brings together a collection of research aiming to provide communication for the management of new methodologies to solve strategic problems and applying decision making approaches. This reference is useful for government agencies, practicing managers, academic and research institutions interested in bringing together strategic decision-making and decision sciences.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: Strategic Decision Support Systems and Data Management
    1. Chapter 1: A Decision Support Architecture for Maritime Operations Exploiting Multiple METOC Centres and Uncertainty
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OVERVIEW OF THE PREVIOUS DECISION SUPPORT ARCHITECTURE
      4. THE NEW DECISION SUPPORT ARCHITECTURE
      5. EXPERIMENTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Searching for Pareto-Optimal Settlements in Negotiations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PARETO-OPTIMAL AND THE PSS CONCEPTS IN NEGOTIATION ANALYSIS
      4. THE SEARCH FOR PARETO-OPTIMAL SETTLEMENTS IN NEGOTIATIONS
      5. THE EXTREME PAYOFFS METHOD
      6. THE MEDIATED EPM
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Strategic Diffusion of Information and Preference Manipulation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PROPOSED MODEL
      4. NOTATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      5. INFO-MULTIFUNCTIONS AND INFO-MAPS
      6. PREFERENCES INDUCED BY INFO-MAPS
      7. EXAMPLES
      8. MANIPULATING LEXICOGRAPHICALLY
      9. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Determination of the Number of Clusters in a Data Set
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. STOPPING RULE × CLUSTERING ALGORITHM EVALUATION
      5. REPRESENTATIVE STOPPING RULES
      6. REPRESENTATIVE CLUSTERING ALGORITHMS
      7. ARTIFICIAL DATA SETS
      8. EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE
      9. RESULTS
      10. DISCUSSION
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    5. Chapter 5: The Application of Data Mining to Evaluate the Cost-Effectiveness of Alternative Treatment Modalities in a National Medicare Database
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DATA AND METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  7. Section 2: Applied Strategic Decision Support Systems
    1. Chapter 6: Third Party Logistics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. DATA ANALYSIS
      6. 5. CONCLUSION
      7. 6. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
      8. 7. MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    2. Chapter 7: Maintenance Strategy Evaluation Using ANP and Goal Programming
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ALTERNATIVE MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES
      4. THE ANP
      5. FUZZY NUMBERS
      6. FUZZY ANP
      7. THE LOGARITHMIC LEAST SQUARES METHOD
      8. GOAL PROGRAMMING
      9. SATISFYING OPTIMIZATION METHOD BASED ON GOAL PROGRAMMING
      10. PROPOSED METHODOLOGY
      11. RESULTS
      12. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 8: Backward and Forward Linkages in Chinese Steel Industry Using Input Output Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PROFILE OF THE STEEL INDUSTRY IN THE CHINESE ECONOMY
      4. 3. METHODS AND DATA
      5. 4. THE INDUSTRIAL LINKAGE EFFECTS CHANGE OF CHINESE STEEL INDUSTRY
      6. 5. THE ANALYSIS ON PRODUCTION-INDUCED EFFECT ON STEEL INDUSTRY EXERTED BY VARIOUS FINAL DEMANDS FACED WITH FINANCIAL CRISIS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    4. Chapter 9: Technical Note The South Eastern and Chatham Railways Managing Committee
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. CHOICE OF DATA
      4. 3. ECONOMIC COSTS
      5. 4. SPECIFICATIONS AND ESTIMATION RESULTS
      6. 5. A CASE FOR PRIVATISING VERTICALLY INTEGRATED RAIL NETWORKS?
  8. Section 3: Strategic Inventory Management
    1. Chapter 10: Pricing and Replenishment Policies for Imperfect Quality Deteriorating Items under Inflation and Permissible Delay in Payments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. ASSUMPTIONS AND NOTATIONS
      4. 3. MATHEMATICAL FORMULATION
      5. 4. SOLUTION PROCEDURE
      6. 5. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      7. 6. SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
      8. 7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 11: Optimal Ordering Strategy of a Replenishment Policy for Deteriorating Items under Retailer’s Partial Trade Credit Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. NOTATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      4. 3. MODEL FORMULATION AND CONVEXITY
      5. 4. SPECIAL CASES
      6. 5. COMPUTATIONAL ANALYSIS
      7. 6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Explaining Involuntary Spinoffs from Teams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Fuzzy Economic Production Quantity Model for Weibull Deteriorating Items with Ramp Type of Demand
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. NOTATIONS AND ASSUMPTIONS
      4. 3. MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS
      5. 4. FUZZY PRELIMINARIES
      6. 5. NUMERICAL EXAMPLES
      7. 6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. APPENDIX A
      9. APPENDIX B
      10. APPENDIX C
      11. APPENDIX D
      12. APPENDIX E
      13. APPENDIX F
      14. APPENDIX G
      15. APPENDIX H
      16. APPENDIX I
    5. Chapter 14: Retailer’s Ordering Policy in a Supply Chain when Demand is Price and Credit Period Dependent
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ASSUMPTIONS AND NOTATIONS
      4. MATHEMATICAL MODEL
      5. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
  9. Section 4: Strategic Process Management
    1. Chapter 15: Optimal Thresholds of an Infinite Buffer Discrete-Time Two-Server System with Triadic Policy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODEL DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS
      4. SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS
      5. COST ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION INVESTIGATION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 16: Two-Facility Location Problem with Infinite Retrial Queue
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MODEL DESCRIPTION AND FORMULATION
      4. NUMERICAL EXAMPLE
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX A
      7. APPENDIX B.
      8. APPENDIX C
    3. Chapter 17: A Logit Model for Budget Allocation Subject to Multi Budget Sources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY FORMULATION
      5. SOLUTION ALGORITHM
      6. NUMERICAL TESTING
      7. SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
  10. Section 5: Strategic Supply Chain Management
    1. Chapter 18: Mapping the Critical Links between Supply Chain Evaluation System and Supply Chain Integration Sustainability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: Cost Framework for Evaluation of Information Technology Alternatives in Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. 3. COST BASED FRAMEWORK AND THE MATHEMATICAL MODEL
      5. 4. AN ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE
      6. 5. CONTRIBUTION, LIMITATION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 20: Effectiveness of Inter-Organizational Systems in Global Manufacturing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW AND HYPOTHESES
      4. THE METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors