New Book: The Art and Science of Decision-Making

Robert Fuller (rfuller@ra.abo.fi)
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 18:20:54 +0100


NEW BOOK

The Art and Science of Decision-Making

(dedicated to Christer Carlsson's 50th birthday)

Editors: P.Walden, M.Brannback, B.Back and H.Vanharanta,
Abo Akademi University Press, Abo, 1996.
[ISBN 952-9616-72-4]

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952-9616-72-4 Walden et al. The Art and Science FIM 150

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

Tabula Gratulatoria

Margareta Soismaa CHRISTER CARLSSON - THE JACK-OF-ALL-TRADES OF THE FINNISH
OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY, 15

Dag Anckar SMALL STATES ARE HOMOGENEOUS: TRUE OR FALSE ? 17

Barbro Back, Kaisa Sere and Hannu Vanharanta DATA MINING ACCOUNTING NUMBERS
USING
SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS, 26

Malin Brannback ON KNOWLEDGE AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT - THE APPRECIATIVE
APPROACH, 36

Guy Backman SOCIAL POLICY, AND SOCIAL WORK AND THEIR VALUE ORIENTATIONS IN
A NORDIC AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE, 47

Robert Fuller HYPERKNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION: CHALLENGES AND PROMISES, 61

Christian Gronroos A RESOURCE-AND-COMPETENCIES APPROACH TO PRODUCT
MANAGEMENT IN A RELATIONAL MARKETING CONTEXT, 90

Sten-Olof Hansen CHALLENGES FOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETING, 98

Erik Johnsen LEDELSESTEORIENS SKABELSESPROCES - SET I ET DANSK PERSPEKTIV, 106

Ossi Kokkonen HOW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTS MY LEADERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT PROCESS IN A CHANGING BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT, 113

Pekka Korhonen AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO HANDLE LINEAR DECISION MODELS, 115

Markku Kuula and Pekka Salminen PROSPECT THEORY AND MOOD, 127

Irma Luhta and Ilkka Virtanen ANALYZING THE BEHAVIOR OF A NON-LINEAR
ADVERTISING CAPITAL MODEL; AN APPLICATION OF BIFURCATION THEORY,
LYAPUNOV EXPONENTS AND CORRELATION DIMENSION, 138

Henry Lonnfors AVDRAG FOR FASTSTALLD FORLUST I NARINGSVERKSAMHET, 152

Pentti Malaska THE PRODUCTIVITY DILEMMA - A MODEL APPROACH, 162

Vesa A. Niskanen THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF NEURO-FUZZY MULTI-CRITERIA
DECISION MAKING, 168

Leif Nordberg RANDOM ELEMENTS IN MODELS OF DECISION MAKING, 179

Juha Nasi COMPETITIVE STRATEGY MAKING AS GAME-PLAYING. BASIC DEFINITIONS
AND BACKGROUND MAPPING, 185

Tapio Reponen DECISION SUPPORT OVER TWENTY YEARS, 199

Mikko J. Ruohonen LEARNING SUPPORT SYSTEMS, 204

Frederick W. Sherman and Paul Gray
A POLICY ANALYSIS TOOL FOR GROUP DECISION
SUPPORT SYSTEMS, 211

Matti Sundberg THE OPTIMIZATION OF MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN AN INTERNATIONAL
CORPORATION WITH MANY BUSINESS AND PRODUCTION UNITS, 223

Reima Suomi DECISION SUPPORT FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT - WHY
AND HOW, 234

Hannu Vanharanta, Pekka Pihlanto and Ai-Mei Chang
STRATEGIC DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS
IN A HYPERKNOWLEDGE ENVIRONMENT AND THE HOLISTIC CONCEPT OF THE
DECISION MAKER, 243

Pirkko Walden HYPERKNOWLEDGE AND MANAGERS - USER'S ATTITUDES TO DECISION
SUPPORT, 259

Jan Wallin USING DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS TO MEASURE FACTORY EFFICIENCY
IN A MULTINATIONAL COMPANY, 269

Milan Zeleny TRADEOFFS-FREE MANAGEMENT, 276