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Management science : decision making through systems thinking / Hans G. Daellenbach, Donald C. McNickle

Main Author Daellenbach, Hans G. Coauthor MacNickle, Donald C. Country Reino Unido. Publication Hampshire : Palgrave, 2005 Description XVI, 598 p. : il. ; 24 cm ISBN 1-4039-4174-2
CDU 658.01
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Written for a wide-range of mathematical abilities this comprehensive, accessible overview emphasizes the conceptual aspects of decision-making rather than mathematical techniques or computer methods. Author McNickle from University of Canterbury, NZ.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Part 1 Systems and Systems Thinking: Introduction
  • Systems Thinking and Systems Methodology
  • Systems Concepts
  • The Problem Situation
  • System Models and Diagrams
  • Part 2 Management Science Methodologies: Introduction
  • Overview of Hard OR Methodology
  • Soft System Thinking
  • Implementation and Code of Ethics
  • Part 3 Assessing Costs and Benefits, Dealing with Time
  • Relevant Costs and Benefits
  • Discounted Cash Flows
  • Decision Making Over Time
  • Part 4 Hard ms/or Methods
  • Marginal and Incremental Analysis
  • Constrained Decision Making
  • Multiple Constraints - Linear Programming
  • Uncertainty
  • Waiting Lines: Stochastic Systems
  • Simulation and System Dynamics
  • Decision and Risk Analysis
  • Decisions with Multiple Objectives
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary of Technical Terms
  • Index

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Hans Daellenbach worked for several years as an operations researcher for Standard Oil of California after gaining his PhD. He taught at the Universities of California and Washington before joining the University of Canterbury where he introduced Operations Research as a separate discipline. He launched the Canterbury MBA Program more than twenty-five years ago, and served as its first director.

Donald McNickle is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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