Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 2, July

Development of Web-Based Decision Support System for Business Process Reengineering in a Health-Care System
ABSTRACT A web-based decision support system (DSS) can provide management with a strategic plan for business process reengineering (BPR) in a health-care system. An attempt is made to develop a DSS for designing, evaluating, and implementing a strategic...
Ethics of Computer Use: A Survey of Student Attitudes
ABSTRACT The potential for misuse of computer systems and resources has been an important issue for many years. The rapid growth in use of remote access systems, the use of the internet and distributed systems for financial and other sensitive transactions,...
Fuzzy Sets to Find a Solution to Select Information Systems
ABSTRACT An information system selection is strategically important for an organization. However, the review of existing information system selection models for a firm shows that there is a major shortcoming in the previous mathematical models....
Guided Design Search as a Decision Support Tool in Network Design
ABSTRACT A new approach for the solution and analysis of mixed integer programs is presented and applied to a difficult optimization problem found in robust telecommunications network design. This new approach, called Guided Design Search, uses...
Heuristics for Scheduling Operations in MRP: Flowshop Case
ABSTRACT This paper investigates the issue of operations scheduling for Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Systems. Two general scheduling approaches, namely forward and backward procedures, are proposed to perform operations scheduling in MRP....
Internet Pricing: Best Effort versus Quality of Service
ABSTRACT This research uses Bertrand methodology to examine the influence of competition between companies that utilize Quality of Service (QoS) pricing strategy versus Best Effort (BE) pricing strategy for Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The...
Managers' Perceptions of the Role of It in Organizational Change
ABSTRACT This paper examines the automation environment of public service organizations (PSO) in two different periods to suggest that the introduction of information technology (IT) into public organizations continues to be more pragmatic than...
The Influence of Individual, Task, Organizational Support, and Subject Norm Factors on the Adoption of Groupware
ABSTRACT Groupware applications such as e-mail, electronic bulletin boards, instant messaging, and computer conferencing are important tools for increasing office communication and productivity, but relatively little is known about the factors involved...
The Probability of Winning and the Effect of Home-Field Advantage: The Case of Major League Baseball
ABSTRACT This paper examines the factors that affect the probability of a major league baseball team winning a game. The basic hypotheses of the study are that home teams are more likely to win a game than visiting teams, that teams that travel...
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