Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 283–298 | Cite as

Organizational decision support systems: Centralized support for decentralized organizations

  • Warren E. Walker
Section VI Decision Analysis And Support In Management And Planning


Organizations are becoming increasingly decentralized in their operations and decision making. Advanced information technologies provide the glue that holds such organizations together and facilitates their operations. Organizational decision support systems (ODSSs) provide mechanisms for ensuring that the decisions being made throughout such organizations are consistent with each other and with the overall organization goals. Through means of an ODSS, information and guidance is automatically passed from higher levels to lower levels for use in decision-making models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren E. Walker
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  1. 1.The RAND CorporationSanta MonicaUSA

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