Group Decision Support Systems For Effective Decision Making

Overview

Written primarily for information systems managers, systems analysts, and end users who interface with them, this volume explores the group approach to decision support systems. As Thierauf points out, group decision making enhances the effectiveness of overall organizational decision making by eliminating some of the shortcomings--particularly the potential for uncorrected error--of individual decision making. When the collective expertise of the group is combined with the objective findings from a computerized ...

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Overview

Written primarily for information systems managers, systems analysts, and end users who interface with them, this volume explores the group approach to decision support systems. As Thierauf points out, group decision making enhances the effectiveness of overall organizational decision making by eliminating some of the shortcomings--particularly the potential for uncorrected error--of individual decision making. When the collective expertise of the group is combined with the objective findings from a computerized mode of operation designed to help the decision making process, group decision support systems are the result. Thierauf explains the principles of group decision support systems, demonstrates their practical applications, and describes methods that can be used to design effective group decision support systems.

The book begins by presenting the underlying framework for group decision support systems and examining the characteristics of decision making in the group environment. There follows two chapters which offer a comprehensive treatment of the hardware and software necessary and one devoted to work redesign and the development of group decision support systems. The final section addresses the applications of group decision support systems to strategic planning, marketing, manufacturing, accounting, and personnel. Numerous figures illustrate points made in the text. An important contribution to the MIS literature, this book both delineates the need for more widespread use of group decision support systems and clearly explains how to implement such systems in every area of business operations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899304090
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/26/1989
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT J. THIERAUF is Professor of Information and Decision Sciences at Xavier University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

An Underlying Framework for Group Decision Support Systems

An Introduction to Group Decision Support Systems and Their Essential Characteristics

A Framework for Group Decision Support Systems

Decision Making in a GDSS Environment

Hardware and Software Underlying Group Decision Support Systems

Hardware and Data Communications in a GDSS Environment

Software and Data Bases in a GDSS Environment

Building of Group Decision Support Systems

Work Redesign and Development of Group Decision Support Systems

Applications of Group Decision Support Systems

Strategic Planning in a GDSS Environment

Marketing in a GDSS Environment

Manufacturing in a GDSS Environment

Accounting in a GDSS Environment

Personnel in a GDSS Environment

Bibliography

Index

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