Synopses & Reviews
As the most comprehensive reference work dealing with decision support systems (DSS), this book is essential for the library of every DSS practitioner, researcher, and educator. Written by an international array of DSS luminaries, its more than 70 chapters approach decision support systems from a wide variety of perspectives ranging from classic foundations to cutting-edge thought, informative to provocative, theoretical to practical, historical to futuristic, human to technological, and operational to strategic. The chapters are conveniently organized into 10 major sections: foundations of decision support systems, DSS fundamentals, multiparticipant DSSs, intelligent DSSs, effects of decision support, time & space issues, scopes of decision support, developing & managing decision support systems, cases &applications, and decision support horizons. Novices and experts alike will refer to the authoritative and stimulating content again and again for years to come.
From the reviews: "This is a substantial work ... utilizing over 130 researchers or practitioners contributing across 71 chapters. ... Each of the 71 chapters is an independent article on ... Decision Support Systems (DSS). ... usefully employed in support of DSS teaching and research across a range of undergraduate or post-graduate academic programmes. ... Overall, a distinctive and worthwhile addition to DSS resources." (B. Hollocks, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Vol. 60 (9), 2009)
The most comprehensive reference work dealing with decision support systems, this book is essential to everyone working in the field. Written by an international array of luminaries, it contains more than 70 chapters that approach decision support systems from a wide variety of perspectives.
Table of Contents
Time and Space Issues for Decision Support.- Scopes of Decision Support.- Developing and Managing Decision Support Systems.- Decision Support Cases and Applications.- Decision Support Horizons.