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Rethinking the Process of Operational Research Systems Analysis

Rethinking the Process of Operational Research   Systems Analysis Author R. Tomlinson
ISBN-10 9781483292939
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 242
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Invited contributions from distinguished practitioners and methodologists of operational research and applied systems analysis which represent a true state-of-the-art and which provide, perhaps for the first time, a coherent, interlocking, set of ideas which may be considered the foundations of the subject as a science in its own right.



Further Developments in Operational Research

Further Developments in Operational Research Author G. K. Rand
ISBN-10 9781483190938
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 124
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Further Developments in Operational Research is a collection of articles on fields such as behavioral science, corporate planning, and artificial intelligence. Subjects in forecasting, risk analysis, and network analysis are likewise reviewed. The book discusses statistical forecasting in detail. Graphs, networks, and uses of such networks are provided. A chapter of the book covers the creation and implementation of expert systems. Risk engineering is an integrated approach to all aspects of risk analysis. It identifies and quantifies uncertainty and advances methods in order to modify associated risks through effective and efficient decisions. A review of the models used in forecasting is then provided. This section includes concepts such as hypergraphs, network flows, and tools of graph theory. The historical background and developments in artificial intelligence are also featured in the book. Statistical forecasting is presented completely. The book can serve as a useful tool for programmers, forecasters, statisticians, psychologists, students, and researchers.



Developments in Operational Research

Developments in Operational Research Author R. W. Eglese
ISBN-10 9781483161686
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 118
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Developments in Operational Research reviews developments in operational research (OR) and includes numerical examples to illustrate techniques and applications. Topics covered include some of the most widely used OR ""techniques"", such as mathematical programming and simulation, together with the contribution of OR methodology to specific application areas, such as capital investment appraisal and purchasing. This book is comprised of seven chapters and begins with an introduction to the state of mathematical programming systems, along with the relevance of other optimization algorithms to OR and techniques for handling certain types of nonlinearity. The discussion then turns to network optimization techniques and their applications for the New Zealand Justice Department as well as for the wheat and dairy industries. The following chapters focus on computer simulation as applied in OR, with emphasis on various approaches to discrete event modeling; application of OR to industrial maintenance and replacement; financial appraisal methods, including discounting methods; and the use of Bayesian decision analysis to decision making. This text concludes by looking at the purchasing function and the limitations of classical stock control theory in practice. Models and procedures are developed to cope with real situations. Materials requirements planning, quantity discounts, price inflation, commodity purchasing decisions, and blending problems are considered. This monograph will be of interest to planners, decision makers, and others involved in operations research.



Critical Issues in Systems Theory and Practice

Critical Issues in Systems Theory and Practice Author K. Ellis
ISBN-10 9781475798838
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 712
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The systems movement, now 40 years old, is made up of many associations of systems thinkers from different disciplines all over the world. The United Kingdom Systems Society (UKSS) was formed in 1978. Today it has over 300 members and is committed to the development and promotion of "systems" philosophy, theory, concepts and methodolo gies for improving decision making for the benefit of organizations and wider society. The first UKSS International Conference was held at the University of Hull in July ofHuddersfield 1989. Since then we have held International Conferences at the Universities (1991) and Paisley (1993). The UKSS International Conferences are now an established biannual event and this, our fourth international conference, will be jointly hosted by the Universities of Hull and Humberside. Systems science is considered to be a trans-discipline which promotes critical and effective intervention in complex organisational and social problem situations. As such it traverses "hard", through "soft" to "critical" systems thinking and methodologies. Yet, despite the currently robust state of the UKSS the systems movement cannot be described as an international movement: different subdisciplines are at different stages of development and are often engaged in pursuing their own particular interests and themes with little "conversation" between the subdisciplines despite their common interest in systems.



Operational Gaming

Operational Gaming Author Ingolf Ståhl
ISBN-10 9781483190686
Release 2014-05-17
Pages 342
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Operational Gaming: An International Approach is the result of research carried out at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) situated at Laxenburg (near Vienna), Austria, which relates game theory and system analysis to decision making. The book first shows the relationship of game theory, experimental gaming, and operational gaming through a state-of-the-art survey. This topic includes the history, context, type, and uses of gaming. Then, the text shifts to the discussion on operational gaming, including the definitions of institutional model and game situation concepts. An overview of gaming in different nations including USSR is provided. The book also studies the international transfer of games and the East-West international trade games. The future of this field of study, as well as its implications for humans, is also examined in the latter parts. This book will be of significance to those interested in game theories and those people involved in policy and decision making in their country or organization.



Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Aid on the Edge of Chaos Author Ben Ramalingam
ISBN-10 9780191503443
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 480
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Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.



Decision Support Systems Research and Reference Disciplines 1970 2001

Decision Support Systems Research and Reference Disciplines  1970 2001 Author Sean B. Eom
ISBN-10 PSU:000054381032
Release 2003-01
Pages 288
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This is a research guide and bibliography with citation frequency on the decision support systems research area and its references disciplines. It contains only references that have been cited frequently by more than several thousand authors of decision support systems articles published in a set of carefully selected journals according to objective criteria set forth in a data chapter. Each item in the bibliography of the book contains the citation frequency representing its weight and degree of influence on the decision support systems research. Each item represents objective and unobtrusive judgment of all the authors of major articles published in more than 140 information systems journals during 1970-2001. It will be a useful research guide to the DSS literature.



International journal of production economics

International journal of production economics Author
ISBN-10 09255273
Release 1997
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Raw materials purchasing

Raw materials purchasing Author Brian G. Kingsman
ISBN-10 UOM:35128000884229
Release 1985-03
Pages 407
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British Book News

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ISBN-10 UVA:X000859830
Release 1984
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Messing about in problems

Messing about in problems Author Colin Eden
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105037592651
Release 1983
Pages 124
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The Changing Frontier

The Changing Frontier Author Adam B. Jaffe
ISBN-10 9780226286723
Release 2015-08-14
Pages 430
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In 1945, Vannevar Bush, founder of Raytheon and one-time engineering dean at MIT, delivered a report to the president of the United States that argued for the importance of public support for science, and the importance of science for the future of the nation. The report, Science: The Endless Frontier, set America on a path toward strong and well-funded institutions of science, creating an intellectual architecture that still defines scientific endeavor today. In The Changing Frontier, Adam B. Jaffe and Benjamin Jones bring together a group of prominent scholars to consider the changes in science and innovation in the ensuing decades. The contributors take on such topics as changes in the organization of scientific research, the geography of innovation, modes of entrepreneurship, and the structure of research institutions and linkages between science and innovation. An important analysis of where science stands today, The Changing Frontier will be invaluable to practitioners and policy makers alike.



American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015058392823
Release 1984-01
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The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN-10 UOM:39015058373591
Release 1984
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A world list of books in the English language.



Warning Analysis for the Information Age

Warning Analysis for the Information Age Author John Bodnar
ISBN-10 1523464658
Release 2016-01-18
Pages 208
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This book bequeaths to the Defense Intelligence Agency, and to the Intelligence Community at large, a substantiated vision, with examples, of how analysts can exploit already-available, massive databases to tackle many of the most vexing problems that we face. Dr. Bodnar builds on the earlier work and insight of Cynthia Grabo, whose book "Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning" was recently published by the Joint Military Intelligence College's Center for Strategic Intelligence Research. The author also usefully integrates into this book the often-cited but rarely-seen original work of the USAF's strategic and operational philosopher Colonel John Boyd. Together with the accompanying, classified case studies that are available to the Community on Intelink, this book reaches farther than any other toward the objective of bringing together substantive expertise with an accessible, methodologically sound analytical strategy in the service of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Those who go on to apply this method will not only derive fresh understanding from existing data, but will also be able to guide future intelligence collection in an appropriately frugal fashion.



Implications of Modern Decision Science for Military Decision support Systems

Implications of Modern Decision Science for Military Decision support Systems Author Paul K. Davis
ISBN-10 9780833038081
Release 2005
Pages 156
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Annotation This monograph was prepared at the request of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The Laboratory requested a report on modern decision science that would aid in its planning of research. The resulting monograph is a selective review touching on a wide range of topics that we believe are of particular significance and relevant to the development of decision support systems. Most of the monograph is broadly applicable.



Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print 1989

Scientific and Technical Books and Serials in Print 1989 Author Bowker Editorial Staff
ISBN-10 0835225550
Release 1988
Pages 4665
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