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Executive Decision Synthesis

A Sociotechnical Systems Paradigm

  • Victor Tang
  • Kevin Otto
  • Warren Seering

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 3-61
    3. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 63-105
    4. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 107-170
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 173-201
    3. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 203-308
    4. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 309-406
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
    2. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 409-463
    3. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 465-522
    4. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 523-621
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 623-623
    2. Victor Tang, Kevin Otto, Warren Seering
      Pages 625-646
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 647-652

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a practice-driven, yet rigorous approach to executive management decision-making that performs well even under unpredictable conditions. It explains how executives can employ prescribed engineering design methods to arrive at robust outcomes even when faced with uncontrollable uncertainty. The book presents the paradigm and its main principles in Part I; in Part II it illustrates how to frame a decision situation and how to design the decision so that it will produce its intended behavior. In turn, Part III discusses in detail in situ case studies on executive management decisions. Lastly, Part IV summarizes the book and formulates the key lessons learned.

Keywords

DOE Decision analysis Decision engineering Design of experiments Executive decisions Strategy decisions

Authors and affiliations

  • Victor Tang
    • 1
  • Kevin Otto
    • 2
  • Warren Seering
    • 3
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Aalto UniversityHelsinkiFinland
  3. 3.Engineering Systems DivisionMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63026-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63024-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63026-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-716X
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