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This volume brings together important new research in decision science, capturing the crucial role of local context in a globalized, standardized world. Assembling the best work presented at the 2013 Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute, it considers classic decision science problems from a new perspective, offering insights for improving decision-making in government, business, healthcare, education, manufacturing, the military, and beyond. The papers in Common Disciplines that Separate Us embrace the duality of globally determined local contexts, offering new approaches to decision-making related to:
The papers collected here will be valuable to wide audiences of faculty, researchers, and students in diverse programs covering business, public administration, and economics; and for others interested in the frontiers of decision science.
Foreword by D. Clay Whybark xii
Introduction: Common Disciplines That Separate Us--Local Contexts in Global Networks xix
Part I: Plenary Papers
Chapter 1: Good Governance and Good Public Administration 1
Chapter 2: Struggling with Flood: Universities in Times of Crisis 11
Chapter 3: The Advantages of Hierarchical Organization: From Pigeon Flocks to Optimal Network Structures 21
Chapter 4: Globally Distributed Product Innovation: Efficacy of Distributed Teams 35
Part II: Innovation and Competitiveness
Chapter 5: Assessing the Role of R&D in International Competitiveness: Some Conceptual and Methodological Problems 53
Chapter 6: On Perceptions of Technical Efficiency on the Basis of Innovation Union Scoreboard Index 69
Part III: Public Sector Decisions
Chapter 7: Military Decision Making and the Human Terrain 85
Chapter 8: An Organic Approach to Command and Control and Military Decision Making 95
Chapter 9: ICT-Based Value Creation in Business and Public Administration: Review and Research Propositions 109
Chapter 10: The Whole of the Moon: Transforming from a Unitarist to a Pluralist Perspective 123
Chapter 11: The Effects of External Changes on Different Actors in a Service Triad in the Public Sector: Finnish Visa Services in Russia 137
Part IV: Healthcare Decisions
Chapter 12: The Impact of Multicultural Teams on the Efficiency of Hospital Care in Dubai 153
Chapter 13: Shared Decision Making in Healthcare: Is It Really Ideal? 171
Chapter 14: Process Quality and Patient Safety Outcomes in Hospitals 189
Part V: Decision Analytics
Chapter 15: Detecting Community Structures Based on Neighborhood Relations 201
Chapter 16: Business Process Amelioration Methods, Techniques, and Their Service Orientation--A Review of Literature 219
Chapter 17: Development of Risk-Based Control Charts Considering Measurement Uncertainty 239
Chapter 18: Information Processing in Emerging Markets: Industry Intelligence Activities in China 249
Part VI: Researching and Practicing the Science of Supply Chains
Chapter 19: Barriers of Interdisciplinary Decision Making: Integrating Production, Logistics, and Traffic 255
Chapter 20: Building Risk Management Capability 265
Chapter 21: Green Procurement Decisions under Business Volume Discounts 81
Chapter 22: Supply Chain Integration and Performance 295
Chapter 23: Combined Sourcing and Inventory Management Using Capacity Reservation and Spot Market 321
Chapter 24: An Empirical Research on Information Technology Adoption and Organizational Factors in Large Enterprises in Iztapalapa, Mexico 335
Author Index 351