Crisis Management and Decision Making:Simulation Oriented Scenarios. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Seeing events and actions to be taken as a function of time is key to a successful strategy. The seasonal dimension can be imposed on all business activity. Birth implies death. A business life cycle has different stages, each governed by its own rules. Those who follow these rules will grow in harmony and along the path of least resistance. Among the pieces of information needed are: - What is the remaining growth potential? - Where in the growth process is your business? What ´´season´´ is it in? - What is the timeframe for the growth, decay, and rebirth of your business? - What should you trust more your instinct or your rationale in a given situation? - What is your competitive role in the marketplace? - What is the right image and the most effective advertising message? - Should you differentiate or counterattack? This book will enable the consultant to guide his/her clients in answering these questions.
Improving Decision Making in Organisations:Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making Held at Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, August 21st-26th, 1988 Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
Distributed Decision Making and Control:Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences. Auflage 2012
This expanded second edition of the 2014 textbook features dedicated sections on action and observation, so that the reader can combine the use of the developed theoretical basis with practical guidelines for deployment. It also includes a focus on selection and use of a dedicated modeling paradigm - fuzzy cognitive mapping - to facilitate use of the proposed multi-methodology. The end goal of the text is a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to structuring and assessing complex problems, including a dedicated discussion of thinking, acting, and observing complex problems. The multi-methodology developed is scientifically grounded in systems theory and its accompanying principles, while the process emphasizes the nonlinear nature of all complex problem-solving endeavors. The authors´ clear and consistent chapter structure facilitates the book´s use in the classroom.