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Presents 27 papers on decision support, group decision support, executive information, and expert systems. The articles are a combination of those drawn from trade and academic literature, and papers commissioned for this book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130362292
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 450

Table of Contents

Introduction to Decision Support Systems: Putting Theory Into Practice
Pt. 1 The Conceptual Foundation for DSS 1
1 A Framework for the Development of Decision Support Systems 3
2 DSS in Context 29
Pt. 2 Developing and Using DSS 39
3 A Framework for the Examination of Management Involvement in Decision Support Systems 41
4 Value Analysis: Justifying Decision Support Systems 57
5 An Experiment in Applying the Adaptive Design Approach to DSS Development 74
6 Computer Aided Train Dispatching: Decision Support through Optimization 85
Pt. 3 The Architecture for DSS 97
7 The Components of an Architecture for DSS 99
8 An Investigation of Database Requirements for Institutional and Ad Hoc DSS 111
9 A Technology Infrastructure for Document-Based Decision Support Systems 125
10 Intelligent Support Systems: Art, Argumentation, and Agents 137
Pt. 4 Creating the DSS Environment 161
11 Organizing for DSS Support 163
12 Issue-Based Decision Support Systems for the Egyptian Cabinet 176
13 DSS Software Selection: A Multiple Criteria Decision Methodology 200
14 The Mead Corporation 226
Pt. 5 Executive Information Systems 233
15 The Management Information and Decision Support (MIDS) System at Lockheed-Georgia 235
16 Executive Information Systems: A Framework for Development and a Survey of Current Practices 253
17 Avoiding Hidden EIS Pitfalls 276
18 Power Computing at the Top 284
Pt. 6 Group Decision Support Systems 295
19 Group Decision Support Systems: A New Frontier 297
20 Group Decision Support Systems 309
21 Building the Business Case for Group Support Technology 327
22 Here Comes the Payoff from PCs 346
23 Groupware: Future Directions and Wild Cards 355
Pt. 7 Expert Systems 363
24 Expert Systems: The Next Challenge for Managers 365
25 The Case for Integrative Innovation: An Expert System at Digital 380
26 Choosing an Expert Systems Game Plan 400
27 CoverStory - Automated News Finding in Marketing 409
Vendors of Decision Support Software 420
DSS Bibliography 424
Index 434
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