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