Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
June 9, 2019 Vol. 20, No. 12

In this issue

1) What influences supply and demand for information goods?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What influences supply and demand for information goods?

by Mary Daly, Cork University Business School
and Daniel J. Power, Editor,

Organisational decision making environments are complex and decision makers must deal with uncertainty and ambiguity on a continuous basis. Information is a valuable input for resolving ambiguity and uncertainty, but providing decision support information has a cost that must be considered. Assessing information needs, managing and assessing decision problems, and implementing a solution require an understanding of the specific decision domain. Managers must have sufficient information so that the decision problem and its complexity are well understood. In many situations, information requirements and availability for supporting decision-makers must also be assessed and understood. This column examines the influences that alter and balance information supply and demand in organizations and in specific decision situations.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

06/06/2019 TIBCO recognized for powerful data science platform that helps customers solve critical global issues. Check release.

06/05/2019 Snowflake announces first-annual data drivers award winners. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences

1. Predictive Analytics World, MEGA-PAW Las Vegas, June 16-20. The premier machine learning conference. Check

2. 30th European Conference on Operational Research, June 23-26, Dublin, Ireland. Check

3. 2019 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference New Orleans, LA, November 23 - 25, 2019. Check release.

4. 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


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