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Models and Applications in the Decision Sciences: Best Papers from the 2015 Annual Conference

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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

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Dedication Page
    5. Contents
    6. Foreword
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. About the Author
      1. Merrill Warkentin, Volume Editor
      2. The Decision Sciences Institute, Sponsor
    9. Introduction
    10. Research Related to IT Design and Use
      1. 1. Central Role of Knowledge Update in the ERP Training
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Background
        4. Expectation-Confirmation Model
        5. Perceived Knowledge Update
        6. Research Model and Hypotheses
        7. Method
          1. Sample and Procedure
          2. Construct Measurement
          3. Data Analysis and Results
          4. Measurement Model
          5. Structural Model
        8. Discussion and Conclusion
          1. Implications for Research
          2. Implications for Practice
          3. Limitations
          4. Concluding Remarks
        9. References
        10. About the Authors
      2. 2. An Evaluation of the Relationship Between ERP-enabled Integration and ERP Benefit
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Development
          1. A Contingent Resource-based Theory
          2. ERP System Benefit
          3. ERP-enabled Integration
        4. Research Model and Hypotheses Development
          1. Task Efficiency
          2. Current ERP Performance
          3. Extent of ERP Implementation
          4. Coordination Improvement
          5. Impact of ERP-enabled Application Integration on Overall ERP Benefit
          6. Control Variables
        5. Research Methods
          1. Sample
          2. Operationalization of Constructs
          3. Data Analysis and Results
          4. Assessment of Potential Response Bias and Common Method Bias
          5. Measurement Model
          6. Structural Model
        6. Discussion and Implications
          1. Theoretical Contributions
          2. Practical Implications
          3. Limitations and Future Research
          4. Conclusion
        7. References
        8. Appendix A
          1. Measurement items
          2. Current ERP Performance
          3. Extent of ERP Implementation
          4. Coordination Improvement
          5. ERP-enabled Application Integration
          6. Knowledge Integration Mechanisms
          7. Overall ERP benefit
        9. About the Authors
      3. 3. Adopter-based Determinants of Effort in Mobile App Information Search
        1. Abstract
        2. Background
          1. M-Commerce
          2. Adopter Characteristics
        3. Research Question and Motivation
        4. Research Model
        5. Hypothesis Development
          1. Experience
          2. Innovativeness
          3. Resource Constraint
          4. Risk Tolerance
          5. Technical Self-efficacy
          6. Perceived Complexity
        6. Method
          1. Instrument Development and Review
          2. Data Collection
        7. Results
          1. Model Validation
          2. Hypotheses Testing and Discussion
          3. Effects of Potential Adopter Characteristics
          4. Mediating Effects of Technical Self-efficacy and Perceived Complexity
        8. Conclusions
        9. References
        10. About the Authors
    11. Human Resource Management Research
      1. 4. Absenteeism Outcomes in Rapport with Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
          1. Background on Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment
        4. Effect of Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment on Absenteeism
        5. Methodology
          1. Participants
          2. Materials and Procedures
        6. Results
          1. Statistics and Data Analysis
        7. Discussion
        8. Research and Managerial Implications
        9. Limitations and Areas for Future Research
        10. Conclusion
        11. Appendix 1: Scale Measures
          1. Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment: Frequency
          2. Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment: Ubiquity
        12. References
        13. About the Authors
      2. 5. The Rapport Between Perceived Organizational Support for Development and Worker Outcomes
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
          1. Human Capital and the Resource-based View
          2. Formal Training and Development and Its Limitations
          3. Perceived Organizational Support for Development
          4. Theoretical Development Model
        4. Methodology
          1. Participants
          2. Materials and Procedures
        5. Results
          1. Statistics and Data Analysis
        6. Discussion and Conclusions
          1. Limitations and Suggestions for Future Research
          2. Conclusion
        7. Appendix 1
          1. Career Development Perceptions
        8. References
        9. About the Authors
      3. 6. Employee Change Perceptions and Turnover Intentions: Is Cynicism the Culprit?
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
          1. Purpose of Research
        3. Theoretical Background and Hypotheses Development
          1. Organizational Change Theories
          2. Employee Outcomes Under Continuous Change
          3. Employee Change Perceptions and Change Outcomes
          4. Change-specific Cynicism and Turnover Intentions
          5. Mediated Model of Change-related Outcomes
        4. Method
          1. Industry Setting
          2. Participants
          3. Measures
          4. Data Analysis
        5. Results
        6. Discussion
        7. Implications for Research and Practice
          1. Research Implications
          2. Practical Implications
        8. Scope and Boundary Conditions
        9. References
        10. About the Author
      4. 7. Exploring Human Resource Management Systems and Lean Transformation
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Background and Hypotheses Development
        4. Methodology
          1. Instrument and Scale Development
          2. Data Collection
          3. Data Analysis
        5. Discussion and Conclusion
        6. References
        7. About the Authors
    12. Ethics and Culture
      1. 8. Corporate Ethical Values and Firm Performance
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Arguments and Hypotheses
          1. Corporate Ethical Values and Firm Performance
          2. Mediating Effect of Strategic Flexibility
          3. Mediating Effect of Top Management’s Leadership Competence
        4. Research Methods
          1. Sample
          2. Variables and Measurements
        5. Data Analyses and Results
          1. Multiple Regression Analyses
        6. Discussion and Conclusion
        7. References
        8. About the Authors
      2. 9. A Global Sourcing Perspective of Ethical Consumption in the United States
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Research Foundations
        4. Research Proposition and Hypotheses
        5. Research Design
        6. Discussion of Results
        7. Conclusions and Directions for Future Research
        8. References
        9. About the Authors
      3. 10. Quality Management Practices Must Culturally Fit
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
          1. Quality Management
          2. Organizational Culture and Quality Management
          3. The Competing Values Framework
        4. Propositions
          1. QM Practices Fitting Group Culture
          2. QM Practices Fitting Hierarchical Culture
          3. QM Practices Fitting Developmental Culture
          4. QM Practices Fitting Market Culture
        5. Conclusion
        6. References
        7. About the Authors
    13. Healthcare Management
      1. 11. Predicting the Occurrence of Diabetes Using Analytics
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
          1. History of Diabetes
          2. Diabetes Modeling
        4. Model Development
          1. Multilayer Perceptron and Bayesian Networks
          2. NHANES Data
        5. Results and Discussion
        6. Conclusions
        7. References
        8. About the Authors
      2. 12. Dimensions of Patient Care Quality: An Empirical Framework
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Literature Review
        4. Methods
          1. Participants and Procedure
          2. Measures
          3. Pilot Test
          4. Statistical Analyses
        5. Results
        6. Discussion and Conclusions
        7. References
        8. About the Authors
      3. 13. Sharing Clinical Knowledge Among Physicians in the Same Specialty Practice Group
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Theoretical Development and Research Model
        4. Planned Research Method
        5. Conclusion
        6. References
        7. About the Authors
    14. Forecasting
      1. 14. Variable Impact in S&P 500 Forecasts: 2004 to 2015
        1. Abstract
        2. Introduction
        3. Data
        4. Models and Results
        5. Discussion and Conclusions
        6. References
        7. About the Author
    15. Index