DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS RESEARCH (1970-1999):
A Cumulative Tradition and Reference Disciplines

Author: Eom, Sean B.
Year:2002
Pages:412
ISBN:0-7734-7153-7
978-0-7734-7153-5
Price:259.95

Reviews

“This book is an extremely clear and thorough examination of the field of decision support systems … Using bibliometric data bases translated into author cocitation matrices and analysed using multivariate techniques such as factor analysis, multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis, the field is portrayed with both excellent specific detail and informative generality … also impressive at several levels apart from its analytic thoroughness. The author has taken great care to relate his discussion to a general understanding of what a discipline or field of research is … a remarkable book and worthwhile reading by anyone with an interest in decision support systems. For that matter, anyone interested in studying disciplinary evolution or coherence would benefit from this work.” – Professor Scott Bennett, Carleton University

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Introduction
1. Introduction to Decision Support Systems
2. Research Methodology
3. Data
4. The Intellectual Structure of Decision Support Systems Research (1969-1990)
5. The Intellectual Structure of Decision Support Systems Research (1990-1999
6. Relationships Between the DSS Subspecialties and Reference Disciplines
7. Assessing the Current State of Intellectual Relationships between the DSS area and Other Academic Disciplines
8. Contribution of Multi-Criteria Decision Making to the Development of DSS Subspecialties
9. Contributions of Systems Science to the Development of DSS Subspecialties
10. Contribution of Cognitive Science to the Development of DSS Subspecialties
11. Survey of DSS Applications (1971-1994)
12. Conclusions
Appendices; Indices, Bibliography