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Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
January 20, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 02


In this issue

1) How can data scientists cope with organization politics?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

Check Power, D., C. Heavin, J. McDermott & M. Daly (2018), "Defining business analytics: an empirical approach," Journal of Business Analytics, 1:1, 40-53, link to this article at https://doi.org/10.1080/2573234X.2018.1507605.


1) How can data scientists cope with organization politics?

by Daniel J. Power

Business analytics, data analytics and decision support often create political concerns for organization managers and other stakeholders. Sometimes a manager is concerned that sharing data will harm his autonomy, hurt her promotion chances or damage one's reputation. Sometimes managers fear that data transparency will result in uncontrollable change. Perhaps the changes will alter internal power relationships or hurt relationships with external stakeholders. Some individuals may see business analytics as a potential weapon in a power struggle. Some may be concerned the data or analyses can be manipulated. Data and its analysis can be perceived as dangerous. A data scientist and the business analytics and decision support team is at the focal point of disagreements about facts derived from data.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

01/18/2019 Humans wanted, robots need you: Employers plan to increase headcount as a result of automation. Check release.

01/17/2019 Equifax delivers on data for customers in 2018. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Conference: ICDSST 2019, May 27-29, 2019, Madiera, Portugal. Check http://dssresources.com/news/5024.php.

2. Call for articles Journal of Business Analytics, an official journal of the Operational Research Society. The journal serves the emerging and rapidly growing community of business analytics both in academia and industry. Check https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tjba20/current.

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Power & Heavin (2018) argue "Digital disruption is accelerating. Implementing a successful digital transformation strategy requires that senior managers make trade-off decisions to reinvent a business. Equally important all decision makers must learn to ask the right questions, use data and computer support in decision making, and increase their knowledge and skills. Creating a data-centric culture and rewarding data-based decision making leads to successful digital transformation."

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