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Complex Decision Making: Theory and Practice (Understanding Complex Systems)

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The increasingly complex environment of today's world, characterized by technological innovation and global communication, generates myriads of possible and actual interactions while limited physical and intellectual resources severely impinge on decision makers, be it in the public or private domains. At the core of the decision-making process is the need for quality information that allows the decision maker to better assess the impact of decisions in terms of outcomes, nonlinear feedback processes and time delays on the performance of the complex system invoked.  This volume is a timely review on the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic envrionments and of the various modeling approaches used. The book consists of five parts, each composed of several chapters:  I: Complex Decision Making: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence II: Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Complex Environments and Systems III: System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling IV: Methodological Issues V: Future Directions          

Synopsis:

Today's ever more complex world creates challenges for decision makers. This volume reviews the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic environments, and the various modeling approaches. Beginning with a discussion of the underlying concepts, theories and empirical evidence, the book gives you a range of practical tools and techniques for decision making in complex environments and systems.

Synopsis:

The increasingly complex environment of today's world, characterized by technological innovation and global communication, generates myriads of possible and actual interactions while limited physical and intellectual resources severely impinge on decision makers, be it in the public or private domains.

At the core of the decision-making process is the need for quality information that allows the decision maker to better assess the impact of decisions in terms of outcomes, nonlinear feedback processes and time delays on the performance of the complex system invoked.

This volume is a timely review on the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic envrionments and of the various modeling approaches used. The book consists of five parts, each composed of several chapters:

I: Complex Decision Making: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

II: Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Complex Environments and Systems

III: System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling

IV: Methodological Issues

V: Future Directions

Table of Contents

How to Improve Dynamic Decision Making? Theory and Practice.- Expertise in Dynamic Tasks.- Dynamic Handling of Uncertainty for Decision Making.- Using System Dynamics and Multiple Objective Optimization to Support Policy Analysis for Complex Systems.- Creation of Hydroelectric System Scheduling by Simulation.- Understanding the Complex Decision Making Using Non-Parametric Data Envelopment Analysis.- Using Group Model Building to Inform Public Policy Making and Implementation.- Agents First! Using Agent-Based Simulation to Identify and Quantify Macro Stuctures.- Influencing and Interpreting Health and Social Care Policy in the UK.- System Dynamics Advances Strategic Economic Transition Planning in a Developing Nation.- Saving a Valley: Systemic Decision-Making Based on Qualitative and Quantitative System Dynmaics.- Building Long-Term Manufacturer-Retailer Relationships Through Strategic Human Resource Management Policies: A System Dynamics Approach.- Diffusion and Social Networks: Revisiting Medical Innovation With Agents.- Measuring Change in Mental Models of Complex Dynamic Systems.- A Comprehensive Model of Goal Dynamics in Organizations: Setting, Evaluation and Revision. - Future Directions on Complex Dicision Making Using Modeling and Simulation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783540736646
Publisher:
Springer
Subject:
Decision support systems
Editor:
Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan
Editor:
Spector, J. Michael
Editor:
Davidsen, Paal
Author:
Davidsen, Paal
Author:
Qudrat-Ullah, Hassan
Author:
Spector, J. Michael
Subject:
Decision-making
Subject:
Operations Research
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Management Science
Subject:
agent-based modeling
Subject:
multiple objective optimization
Subject:
Uncertainty Handling
Subject:
Operations Research/Decision Theory
Subject:
Statistical Physics, Dynamical Systems and Complexity
Subject:
Methodology of the Social Sciences
Subject:
Innovation/Technology Management <P>Reviews the principles underlying complex decision making</P> <P>Presents a range of practical tools and techniques for decision making in complex environments and systems</P> <P>Offers an expert forecast of future dire
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Innovation/Technology Management
Subject:
Operation Research/Decision Theory
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Understanding Complex Systems
Publication Date:
20071116
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1480 gr

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Product details 350 pages Springer - English 9783540736646 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Today's ever more complex world creates challenges for decision makers. This volume reviews the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic environments, and the various modeling approaches. Beginning with a discussion of the underlying concepts, theories and empirical evidence, the book gives you a range of practical tools and techniques for decision making in complex environments and systems.
"Synopsis" by , The increasingly complex environment of today's world, characterized by technological innovation and global communication, generates myriads of possible and actual interactions while limited physical and intellectual resources severely impinge on decision makers, be it in the public or private domains.

At the core of the decision-making process is the need for quality information that allows the decision maker to better assess the impact of decisions in terms of outcomes, nonlinear feedback processes and time delays on the performance of the complex system invoked.

This volume is a timely review on the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic envrionments and of the various modeling approaches used. The book consists of five parts, each composed of several chapters:

I: Complex Decision Making: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

II: Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Complex Environments and Systems

III: System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling

IV: Methodological Issues

V: Future Directions

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