Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
March 18, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 06

In this issue

1) What are key skills of data-based decision makers?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are key skills of data-based decision makers?

by Ciara Heavin and
Daniel J. Power

Decision making habits are often learned by trial and error. Decision making skills should be learned through more deliberate, systematic effort. Organizational culture also influences decision making behaviors. An organization culture can promote use of data to make decisions or be neutral on this topic. More data, including "big data", and more and easier to use analytical tools provide an opportunity for improving operational decision making, but many managers must learn new behaviors and skills to actually use data and analyses effectively. Generally, managers must expand their skill sets to become effective data-based decision makers. Effective data-based decision making requires a specialized skill set in addition to other decision making skills.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

03/17/2018 Cambridge Analytica responds to Facebook suspension. Check release.

03/15/2018 Deloitte named a worldwide leader in Data and Analytics Service Providers by Gartner. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018, 4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology – ICDSST 2018, 22 – 25 May 2018 – Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Check here.

2. 2018 Open Conference of IFIP WG 8.3 on Decision Support Systems, June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Check here.

3. ECIS 2018 Conference, June 23rd -28th, 2018, Portsmouth, UK. Check

4. Call for Papers: Special issue Journal of Decision Systems on Cognitive Bias, Decision Styles and Risk Attitudes. Check release.


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