Introduction to management science

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004 - Business & Economics - 761 pages
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This best-selling introduction to the techniques and applications of management science is designed to make the subject easy to understand, interesting, and accessible for readers with limited mathematical background or skills. The book focuses on management science not only as a collection of techniques and processes, but as a philosophy and method for approaching problems in a logical manner.KEY TOPICS: Following a “begin-from-the-basics” approach for all topics, this book provides comprehensive coverage and flexible organization but does not assume an understanding of the mathematical underpinnings of any topic on the part of the reader. Each short, easy-to-read chapter centers around simple, straightforward examples that demonstrate the fundamentals of the techniques and provide specific solution steps that can be applied to other situations. Demonstrates how management science techniques can improve efficiency and save money. It also interweaves computer usage throughout every chapter. The sixth edition of Introduction to Management Science has been revised to reflect the most up-to-date practices and techniques. It now includes a revised discussion on the modeling process and new discussions the Analytical Hierarchy Procedure (AHP) and Multiple Regression. It also includes Excel Spreadsheet Solutions, including Excel QM, Crystal Ball software, and TreePlan software. An essential reference book for every professional manager.ˇ

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