Decision Support for Management

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Prentice-Hall, 1996 - Business & Economics - 490 pages
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Explores the variety and richness of support systems as well as the wide range of users, problems, and technologies employed and illustrates how the concepts and principles have been applied in specific systems. Designed to be a primary text for understanding this continually developing field to help readers and practitioners understand the principles and concepts that guide the development and use of these systems. KEY TOPICS: The authors include the full range of systems and users, but with some extra emphasis on managers and their use of systems such as EIS, rather than an emphasis on management analysts who develop expert systems; integrated approach with articles from literature and special contributions solicited from leaders in the field; teaches readers how to develop applications in the real world.

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Contents

THE CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATION FOR DSS
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THE CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATION FOR DDS l
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The Information Executives Truly Need
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Hugh J. Watson was educated at Purdue University and Florida State University. Watson is the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Chair of Business Administration at the University of Georgia, the editor of the Journal of Data Warehousing, and a counseling editor for John Wiley & Sons' Computing and Information Processing series. He is considered a leading authority on executive information systems. Watson has produced over 120 pieces of writing including the books Building Executive Information Systems and Other Decision Support Applications and Decision Support in the Data Warehouse. He has also received the Society for Information Management Outstanding Award two times.

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