The Best Thinking in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute

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  • Copyright: 9/9/2015
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Today, business success depends on making great decisions – and making them fast. Leading organizations apply sophisticated business analytics tools and technologies to evaluate vast amounts of data, glean new insights, and increase both the speed and quality of decision making. In The Best Thinking and Practices in Business Analytics from the Decision Sciences Institute , DSI has compiled award-winning and award-nominated contributions from its most recent conferences: papers that illuminate exceptionally high-value applications and research on analytics for decision-making. These papers have appeared in no other DSI collection. Explore them here, and you’ll discover powerful new opportunities for competitive advantage through analytics. For all business, academic, and organizational professionals concerned with the science of more effective decision-making; and for undergraduate students, graduate students, and certification candidates in all related fields.

Author Biography

The Decision Sciences Institute (Atlanta, GA) is an international professional association dedicated to advancing the science and practice of decision making. DSI's members are professional academicians and practitioners interested in the application of quantitative and behavioral methods to the problems of society. Through national, international and regional conferences, competitions, and publications, the Institute provides an international forum for presenting and sharing research in the study of decision processes across disciplines. The Institute also plays a vital role in the academic community by offering professional development activities and job placement services. The Institute, an independent non-profit educational organization, receives extensive support from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University.

Merrill Warkentin (Starkville, MS) is Professor of MIS and Richard Adkerson Notable Scholar in the College of Business at Mississippi State University. His research, primarily on the impacts of organizational, contextual, and situational influences on individual user behaviors in the context of information security and privacy, has appeared in MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Computers & Security, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Journal of Information Systems, and other publications. The author or editor of multiple books, he chairs the UN-sponsored IFIP Working Group on IS Security Research, is VP for Publications of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and is Associate Editor for Decision Sciences and several other publications, Dr. Warkentin has served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); has chaired several national and international conferences, and will be Program Co-Chair of the AIS Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) in 2016.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1       Predictive Modeling of Customer Response Behavior in Direct Marketing     1
Chapter 2       Enhancing Data and Decision Quality with Statistical Process Control     17
Chapter 3       De-Bias Techniques for Better Decision Quality     35
Chapter 4       Are Gold Prices Moved by Oil and the S&P?     53
Chapter 5       Improving Credit Scoring Accuracy via Sample Selection     67
Chapter 6       Contrasting Approaches for Forecasting the S&P 500     79
Chapter 7       Technical Efficiency of Airlines in India     91
Chapter 8       One-Way Car Sharing: A New Paradigm     113
Chapter 9       Identifying the Optimal Facility Location Using Fuzzy AHP     135
Chapter 10     Business Analytics Application in Supplier and Carrier Selection     159
Chapter 11     Coordinating the Supply Chain Using Service-Level and Profit-Sharing Contracts     185
Chapter 12     An Evaluation of Croston’s Method under Non-Stationary Demand Behavior     203
Chapter 13     Supplier Selection and Order Allocation in Closed-Loop Supply Chain Systems     213
Chapter 14     Simulating a Hospital Preadmission Testing Center to Improve Patient Service     247
Index     261

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