Development of Decision Support Systems Research

Author: Eom, Sean B.
Year:2007
Pages:520
ISBN:0-7734-5366-0
978-0-7734-5366-1
Price:299.95
This book represents an effort to document the intellectual history of Decision Support Systems in terms of contributions made through the combined efforts of many in the management information systems, decision support systems, and many other reference disciplines including management science, psychology, cognitive science, systems science, computer science, communication science, organization science, etc. This book makes a significant contribution to the literature in this field by providing an intellectual history of DSS, examining the intellectual structure, major themes, and reference disciplines of DSS, and investigating the intellectual relationships between the DSS area and other reference disciplines to give a broad picture of DSS fields over the last three and a half decades.

Reviews

“ . . . this book provides a current view of the DSS discipline and also presents the author’s views of where the DSS research is heading . . . Volumes that provide such overall view of a discipline provide a great service to all the stake holders in a field. It is heartening to see the role of individual contributions in a forest perspective. For the new students in DSS, it offers a great service to know where we have been and where we are going. I recommend this book to all researchers interested in Decision Support Systems.” – Dr. Ramesh Sharda, Regents Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Oklahama State University

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
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 (1991-2004)
6 Relationships between the Decision Support System Subspecialties and Reference Disciplines
7 Assessing the Current State of Intellectual Relationships between the Decision Support Systems Area and Other Academic Disciplines
8 The Contributions of Multi-Criteria Decision Making to the Development of Decision Support Systems Subspecialties
9 The Contributions of Systems Science to the Development of the Decision Support System Subspecialties
10 The Contributions of Cognitive Science to the Development of Decision Support System Subspecialties
11 A Survey of Decision Support System Applications (1971-2001)
12 The Theory-Practice Divide in Decision Support Systems Research
13 Conclusions
References
Subject Index
Name Index