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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
October 29, 2017             Vol. 18, No. 22


In this issue

1) What are Drucker's views on planning and decision making?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers


1) What are Drucker's views on planning and decision making?

by Daniel J. Power


Peter Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an influential management thinker. His writings influenced two generations of business leaders and should continue to influence us. Drucker emigrated to the United States in the late 1930s and initially taught at Bennington College. He was a management professor at New York University from 1949 to 1971. He was Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate University from 1971 to 2002. His first influential management book was Concept of the Corporation (1946). The book examined the structure and operations of General Motors. In total, Drucker published 39 management books. Shortly before he died in 2005, Peter Drucker was celebrated by Business Week magazine as “the man who invented management.” The following paragraphs are excerpts from a number of Drucker's articles and books.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

10/27/2017 Telehealth approach to addiction treatment holds promise of slowing opioid epidemic. Check release.

10/24/2017 Majority of business transactions now conducted digitally. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. November 30, 2017 Submission Full papers ICDSST-PROMETHEE DAYS 2018: 4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 22-25 May 2018. Check here.

2. Pre-ICIS SIGDSA Symposium: Analytics for Societal and Organizational Transformation, December 10, 2017, Seoul, South Korea. Check here.

3. Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 48th Annual Meeting, November 18-20, 2017, Washington, D.C. Check here.

4. Submission deadline December 15, 2017 for the 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.

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