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Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business: Best Papers from the 2013 Annual Conference

Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business: Best Papers from the 2013 Annual Conference

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 384
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-405106-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-405106-2

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:

  • Strengthening national economic competitiveness
  • Reforming the public sector and higher education
  • Deploying information technology more effectively throughout government
  • Making healthcare policy that achieves better outcomes at lower cost
  • Analyzing social networks
  • Improving processes via data visualization, modeling, and simulation
  • Gaining more value from enterprise business intelligence
  • Offshoring, nearshoring, "right shoring," and other key manufacturing decisions
  • Improving supply chain performance
  • And much more

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.

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Table of Contents

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
Index     352


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