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Cutting-edge advances in the science of decision-making: an authoritative new research collection from DSI, the field's leading organization

  • Recent methods and approaches in the decision sciences: the best peer-reviewed papers from DSI's 46th Anniversary Meeting in November 2015
  • Powerful new ways to translate decision theory into practically relevant solutions to societal and business problems
  • Reflects the latest advances in supply chain flexibility, agility, resilience and strategic management
  • Includes up-to-the-minute coverage of decision advances related to healthcare, ethics, the hospitality industry, public policy, and entrepreneurship


  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 272
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-411591-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-411591-7


Practical and relevant research from DSI, the field’s leading organization


More than 1,000 papers were submitted to the Decision Science Institute’s 2015 annual conference. This book presents the 14 papers chosen as most insightful and useful.

This peer-reviewed research addresses a richly diverse set of business topics, illuminating opportunities to improve decision making at strategic, tactical, and operational levels. Spanning analytics, information systems and technology, supply chain operations management, and other disciplines, these papers identify multiple opportunities for immediate and long-term performance improvement.

The authors address challenges ranging from talent management to lean transformation, mobile app marketing to corporate ethics, driving change to predicting stock prices. Their work reflects both the intellectual vibrancy of the discipline of decision science and its immense practical value.

Decision sciences research leads to improved decision outcomes. This volume brings together peer-reviewed papers chosen as “best of the best” by the field’s leading organization, the Decision Sciences Institute.

Authored by respected researchers worldwide, these papers were presented at DSI’s 46th Annual Meeting in Seattle. They describe new methods and approaches in the decision sciences, with a special focus on translating theoretical impact into practical relevance to improve decision making within business, public policy, non-profit organizations, and beyond.

  • Assess willingness to learn ERP systems based on knowledge update and other factors
  • Exploit application integration to improve ERP’s value after implementation
  • Discover how mobile users decide whether to search for and adopt a new app
  • Quantify links between absenteeism and hostile environment/sexual harassment
  • Assess correlations between employee development and worker outcomes
  • Explore perceptions of change, intentions to leave, and the role of cynicism
  • Promote lean transformation by evolving HR performance management systems
  • Understand how links between corporate ethical values and firm performance are mediated
  • Bring a global sourcing perspective to issues of ethical consumption
  • Improve quality by choosing practices with the best cultural fit
  • Use Multilayer Perceptron (MLP) and Bayesian Networks (BN) to predict diabetes
  • Apply a comprehensive empirical framework for assessing patient care quality
  • Promote sharing of clinical knowledge among a practice group’s physicians
  • Forecast variable impacts in S&P 500 equity prices


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Table of Contents

Foreword    xiii

Acknowledgments    xv

About the Author    xvii

Introduction    xxi

Research Related to IT Design and Use

Chapter 1: Central Role of Knowledge Update in the ERP Training    1

mehdi darban, hongyan liang, dong-heon (austin) kwak, and mark srite

Abstract    1

Introduction    1

Theoretical Background    3

Expectation-Confirmation Model    4

Perceived Knowledge Update    4

Research Model and Hypotheses    5

Method    9

Discussion and Conclusion    13

References    15

About the Authors    19

Chapter 2: An Evaluation of the Relationship Between ERP-enabled Integration and ERP Benefit    21

joseph k. nwankpa and yaman roumani

Abstract    21

Introduction    21

Theoretical Development    23

Research Model and Hypotheses Development    26

Research Methods    31

Discussion and Implications    38

References    42

Appendix A    46

About the Authors    48

Chapter 3: Adopter-based Determinants of Effort in Mobile App Information Search    49

fengkun liu, alan a. brandyberry, mary hogue, greta polites, and tuo wang

Abstract    49

Background    49

Research Question and Motivation    54

Research Model    55

Hypothesis Development    55

Method    58

Results    60

Conclusions    64

References    65

About the Authors    67

Human Resource Management Research

Chapter 4: Absenteeism Outcomes in Rapport with Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment    69

albi alikaj, prity patel, jacqueline mayfield and milton mayfield

Abstract    69

Introduction    69

Literature Review    71

Effect of Hostile Environment:Sexual Harassment on Absenteeism    74

Methodology    77

Results    81

Discussion    83

Research and Managerial Implications    83

Limitations and Areas for Future Research    84

Conclusion    84

Appendix 1: Scale Measures    84

References    88

About the Authors    89

Chapter 5: The Rapport Between Perceived Organizational Support for Development and Worker Outcomes    91

cau ngoc nguyen, jacqueline mayfield and milton mayfield

Abstract    91

Introduction    91

Literature Review    92

Methodology    96

Results    100

Discussion and Conclusions    101

Appendix 1    103

References    105

About the Authors    109

Chapter 6: Employee Change Perceptions and Turnover Intentions: Is Cynicism the Culprit?    111

anju mehta

Abstract    111

Introduction    111

Theoretical Background and Hypotheses Development    113

Method    117

Results    119

Discussion    120

Implications for Research and Practice    121

Scope and Boundary Conditions    122

References    123

About the Author    127

Chapter 7: Exploring Human Resource Management Systems and Lean Transformation    129

david a. marshall and thomas j. goldsby

Abstract    129

Introduction    129

Theoretical Background and Hypotheses Development    130

Methodology    132

Discussion and Conclusion    139

References    140

About the Authors    144

Ethics and Culture

Chapter 8: Corporate Ethical Values and Firm Performance    145

kuo-ting hung, chanchai tangpong and jin li

Abstract    145

Introduction    145

Theoretical Arguments and Hypotheses    146

Research Methods    148

Data Analyses and Results    149

Discussion and Conclusion    150

References    151

About the Authors    153

Chapter 9: A Global Sourcing Perspective of Ethical Consumption in the United States    155

robert l. bregman and xiaosong (david) peng

Abstract    155

Introduction    155

Research Foundations    156

Research Proposition and Hypotheses    157

Research Design    160

Discussion of Results    162

Conclusions and Directions for Future Research    166

References    167

About the Authors    170

Chapter 10: Quality Management Practices Must Culturally Fit    171

canchu lin and anand s. kunnathur

Abstract    171

Introduction    171

Literature Review    172

Propositions    176

Conclusion    179

References    180

About the Authors    185

Healthcare Management

Chapter 11: Predicting the Occurrence of Diabetes using Analytics    187

ravi s. behara, ankur agarwal, vinaya rao, and christopher baechle

Abstract    187

Introduction    187

Literature Review    188

Model Development    190

Results and Discussion    190

Conclusions    192

References    192

About the Authors    193

Chapter 12: Dimensions of Patient Care Quality: An Empirical Framework    195

subhajit chakraborty and hale kaynak

Abstract    195

Introduction    195

Literature Review    196

Methods    197

Results    200

Discussion and Conclusions    205

References    207

About the Authors    210

Chapter 13: Sharing Clinical Knowledge Among Physicians in the Same Specialty Practice Group    213

yulong li and john lowe

Abstract    213

Introduction    213

Theoretical Development and Research Model    216

Planned Research Method    220

Conclusion    220

References    220

About the Authors    221


Chapter 14: Variable Impact in S&P 500 Forecasts: 2004 to 2015    223

mary malliaris

Abstract    223

Introduction    223

Data    224

Models and Results    226

Discussion and Conclusions    234

References    236

About the Author    236

Index    237


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