Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
July 8, 2018             Vol. 19, No. 14

In this issue

1) What are the most cited DSS articles and books?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What are the most cited DSS articles and books?

Decision Support Research:
Most Cited Articles and Books

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.COM

Research and scholarship about Decision Support Systems (DSS) for managers began about 50 years ago, cf., Scott Morton, 1967. Decision Support Systems are information systems originally intended to support managerial decision makers in semi-structured decision situations, cf., Gorry and Scott Morton, 1971. More broadly DSS are interactive computer-based systems or subsystems designed to help decision makers. Over the years, many articles, chapters, and books have been written discussing fundamental DSS concepts, theories, technology developments, and reports of empirical research including case studies and design science. One might reasonably ask what is a quick way to familiarize someone new to the decision support research field? A good approach is to encourage the person to read/skim the most cited prior literature. This prioritization approach is especially useful because most research builds upon accepted theory and influential previous articles, results, and studies. This article provides a starting point to help familiarize a person interested in learning about DSS research, especially management decision support systems, cf., McCosh and Scott Morton, 1978.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

07/03/2018 Major European companies select IBM Cloud to drive innovation. Check release.

07/02/2018 Maritime Industry navigates digital transformation to reshape supply chain. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. AMCIS 2018 Digital Disruption August 16-18, 2018 New Orleans, LA Check

2. DSI 2018 Annual Meeting November 17 - 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Check

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


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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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