This book presents many recent developments in the field of decision-making, which address managerial decision problems in public and private organizations. It covers a wide range of important academic and practical decision-making approaches in fields such as finance, marketing, production/operations management, international business, education, environmental science, health care, transportation logistics, information technology, and telecommunications. Audience: Decision analysts, management scientists, operations researchers, financial managers, economists, accountants, computer scientists, information technologists, risk analysts, health care planners, environmental managers, tourism officials, government analysts, statisticians.
Editorial. 1: Management Information Systems. Empirical assessment of information technology chargeback systems decisions; D.H. Drury. Lessons learnt from the successful adoption of an ERP: The central role of trust; D. Gefen. Simultaneous analysis of heterogenous databases on the web: The ADDSIA project; J.M. Lamb, C.R. Smart.2:Education Innovations & Distance Learning. Decision support for the management of admissions to academic programs; K.S. Dhir, et al. The use of tacit knowledge in selection decisions in universities; M.A.Barrett, L.K. Hort.3: International Business. Role of political violence in foreign direct investment decisions; H. Singh. On the stability of countries' national technological systems; W.Nasierowski, F.J. Arcelus.4: Marketing. Marketing of differentiated fresh produce; G. Baourakis, et al. A decision support system for the seller's return problem in the product line design; G. Alexouda, K.Paparrizos.5: Finance and Banking. Portfolio performance measures: A brief survey and hypothesis testing; G.L. Ghai, et al. A system dynamics model of stock price movements; P.L. Kunsch, et al. Information effects on the accuracy of neural network financial forecasting; S. Walczak. Is the Taiwan stock market efficient? J.P.Gupta, et al. The dynamics of implied volatility surfaces; G.Skiadopoulos, et al. Application of nonstationary Markovian models to risk management in automobile leasing; D.L. Smith, et al.6:Optimization & Decision Making. Decision making Under Various Types of Uncertainty; R.R. Yager. Decision aid in the optimization of the interval objective function; C.A. Antunes, J. Clímaco. A fuzzy extension of a mixed integer MOLP model for solving the power generation expansion problem; G. Mavrotas, D. Diakoulaki. Management science for marine petroleum logistics; E.D. Chajakis.7:Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Aid & Practice. Dealing with missing data in rough set analysis of multi-attribute and multi-criteria decision problems; S. Greco, et al. Cardinal value measurement with MACBETH; C.A. Bana e Costa, J.-C. Vansnick. Inferring a multicriteria preference model for rural development projects evaluation; E.Krassadaki, Y. Siskos. An adaptable framework for educational software evaluation; I. Stamelos, et al. Assessing country risk using a multi-group discrimination method: A comparative analysis; M. Doumpos,et al.: Decision Support Systems and Information Technology. RODOS: Decision support for nuclear emergencies; J. Bartzis, et al. DSS for the evaluation of national IT infrastructure investments: A study of cable television in Greece; C.M. Giaglis, et al. Global IT outsourcing decisions: Contract structure, negotiations, and global deal teams; S.T. Huhn, et al. Using Internet multimedia database information systems for decision support in conservation planning; M. Angelides,M.C. Angelides. An interactive workload and risk balancing model and decision support system for probationer assignment; J.R. Baker, et al.9: Health Care Planning & Hospital Operations. A goal programming scheme to determine the budget assignment among the hospitals of a sanitary system; J.J. Martí. A simulation model to evaluate the interaction between acute, rehabilitation, long stay care and the community; E. El-Darzi, et al. Author Index.