Decision Support Systems: Issues and Challenges - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080273211, 9781483145167

Decision Support Systems: Issues and Challenges

1st Edition

Proceedings of an International Task Force Meeting June 23-25, 1980

Editors: Göran Fick Ralph H. Sprague
eBook ISBN: 9781483145167
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 198
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Decision Support Systems: Issues and Challenges covers the proceedings of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) International Task Force Meeting. The book reviews papers that tackle issues about decision support systems (DSS). Comprised of 17 chapters, the book organizes the chapters according to the topic of discussion, including framework, resource discipline, application experience, and issues for the future in DSS. The opening chapter is an introduction to the main topic of the book. Chapter 2 discusses frameworks for research on decision support systems, and Chapter 3 covers the decision support systems. The fourth chapter deals with organizational science contributions to the design of decision support systems, while the fifth chapter discusses using data bases for decision support. Chapter 6 tackles the overview of database technology in decision support systems, and Chapter 7 talks about doing and speaking in the office. The eighth chapter discusses a look back at an office of the future, while the ninth chapter covers the implications for research of installing a decision support system. Chapter 10 tackles the problems of design and implementation of computer-based decision support systems. Chapter 11 discusses an interactive modeling system for analysis of alternative decisions; Chapter 12 covers the structure of decision support systems. Chapters 13 to 15 review the group discussion during the conference about the issues for the future in DSS. This book will be of great interest to leaders, since it discusses the integration of technology in the interaction within an organization.

Table of Contents


Framework Papers

A Framework for Research on Decision Support Systems

Decision Support Systems: A Research Perspective

Resource Discipline Papers

Organizational Science Contributions to the Design of Decision Support Systems

Using Personal Data Bases for Decision Support

Database Technology in Decision Support Systems: An Overview

Doing and Speaking in the Office

Application Experience Papers

A Look Back at an Office of the Future

Installing a Decision Support System: Implications for Research

Computer-Based Decision Support Systems: Problems of Design and Implementation

An Interactive Modeling System for Analysis of Alternative Decisions

The Structure of Decision Support Systems

Parallel Sessions: Issues for the Future in DSS

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4


Appendix 1 List of Participants

Appendix 2 Discussion Groups

Appendix 3 Task Force Organization

Appendix 4 List of Acronyms


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