Research in the Decision Sciences for Global Business: Best Papers from the 2013 Annual Conference (FT Press Operations Management)

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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:

  • 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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Powerful New Advances in Decision Making: The Best Work from the European Decision Sciences Institute’s 2013 Conference

  • Gaining value from local context in a globalized, standardized world
  • Improving decision making through ICT and decision analytics
  • Decision-making advances in business, government, healthcare, education, manufacturing, the military, and beyond
Better decisions lead to greater success in organizations of all kinds, from business to government, healthcare to education. Decision science researchers continue to identify robust new approaches to understanding and improving decision quality.

This book brings together their best peer-reviewed papers from EDSI’s 4th Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary (June 2013). This collection especially focuses on opportunities to improve decision making by leveraging local context. The contributors explore multiple decision environments, from hospitals to supply chains, manufacturing to military command. They address critical issues including the true impact of hierarchies, distributed teams, and shared decision making; better ways to utilize analytics and ICT; and new ways to optimize supply chains and mitigate risk.

Throughout, these papers offer actionable insights for decision makers of all kinds, while also opening fruitful new directions for research.

This book’s papers consider classic problems in decision sciences through new lenses, reflecting the crucial role of local contexts in a globally connected world. Presented at the Fourth Annual Conference of the European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI) in 2013, this research offers important new insights for decision making in all venues and sectors of society.

The contributors present decision-making advances aimed at strengthening economic competitiveness, gaining more value from information technology and business intelligence, reforming the public sector and higher education, achieving better health outcomes at lower cost, and optimizing key manufacturing and supply chain decisions.

Combining academic rigor and practical value, this work will be valuable to faculty, researchers, and students in business, public administration, or economics--and for everyone interested in the frontiers of decision science.

  • Organizational structure: from multilevel hierarchies to distributed teams
  • Improving governance and public administration
  • Strengthening innovation and competitiveness
  • Organic approaches to command-and-control decision making
  • New insights into multicultural team dynamics and shared decision making
  • Linkages between healthcare process quality and patient safety outcomes
  • Technology-based decision making: from business intelligence to social network analysis
  • Overcoming barriers to interdisciplinary decision making in the supply chain
  • Integrated and local planning in global supply networks

About the Author:

Gyula Vastag is Professor and Magyary Chair at the National University of Public Service (Budapest, Hungary) and Professor at Szechenyi University (Gyor, Hungary). Born in Hungary, he earned PhD and Doctor of Sciences degrees from the predecessor of Corvinus University of Budapest and from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and he finished habilitation at Corvinus University. From the late 1980s, he spent almost two decades in the United States on the faculties of the Kelley School of Business (Indiana University), the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management (Michigan State University), and the Kenan-Flagler Business School (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Between 2005 and 2007, he was Visiting Professor (part-time) at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He spent the 2000-2001 academic year in Stuttgart, where he was Professor and Dean of Supply Chain Management Programs and held a visiting professorship afterward. Dr. Vastag coauthored two books, wrote eight business cases, and has contributed chapters to 15 books. His papers (30+ refereed journal publications) were published in a variety of peer-reviewed academic and professional journals in the United States and in Europe and in numerous conference proceedings. Gyula received several research awards: New Central Europe Distinguished Senior Researcher Scholarship (2014), Best Applications Paper Award by Alpha Iota Delta--The International Honor Society in Decision Sciences and Information Systems (2012), and Award for Research Excellence from Corvinus University (2009). He was the Founding Editor of the Pannon Management Review, is the Associate Editor of the Decision Sciences Journal, and serves on the editorial boards of the Central European Business Review, Business Research, Logistics Research, International Journal of Quality Innovation, and Vezetestudomany.

Dr. Vastag worked with a number of organizations including the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa), Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota), International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, Global TransPark Authority of North Carolina, Knorr-Bremse Hungary, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, North Carolina State University, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (Austria), ESSEC-Mannheim Business School (Germany), OTP Bank, and the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland).

He is Founding Member and Member of the Executive Board of the European Decision Sciences Institute, Vice President for Global Activities, and Member of the Executive Board of the Decision Sciences Institute, where he has also served as Program Chair and Track Chair of DSI conferences. He is Founding Member and past Associate Director of the Global Manufacturing Research Group. He served on the Executive Committee of the International Society for Inventory Research (1998-2006); between 2006 and 2014 he was Member of the Auditing Committee.

The European Decision Sciences Institute (EDSI)
is a professional organization of European researchers, managers, educators, students, and institutions interested in decision making in private and public organizations.

Members of EDSI are automatically members of DSI, the leading independent nonprofit educational multidisciplinary professional organization of academicians and practitioners applying quantitative and behavioral approaches to managerial decision making throughout business, government, and society.

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