A Strategic Descriptive Review of the Intelligent Decision-making Support Systems Research: the 1980–2004 Period

  • Manuel Mora
  • Guisseppi Forgionne
  • Jatinder N. D. Gupta
  • Leonardo Garrido
  • Francisco Cervantes
  • Ovsei Gelman
Part of the Decision Engineering book series (DECENGIN)


About 25 years ago, the Nobel laureate Herbert A. Simon and other top Management Science/Operations Research (MS/OR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers, suggested that an integration of the two disciplines would improve the design of decision-making support tools in organizations. The suggested integrated system has been called an intelligent decision-making support system (i-DMSS). In this chapter, we use an existing conceptual framework posed to assess the capabilities and limitations of the i-DMSS concept, and through a conceptual metaanalysis research of the Decision Support System (DSS) and AI literature from 1980 to 2004, we develop a strategic assessment of the initial proposal. Such an analysis reveals support gaps that suggest further development of the initial i-DMSS concept is needed. We offer recommendations for making the indicated improvements in i-DMSS design, development, and application.


Artificial Intelligence Decision Support System Artificial Intelligence Research Artificial Intelligence Community Executive Information System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel Mora
    • 1
  • Guisseppi Forgionne
    • 2
  • Jatinder N. D. Gupta
    • 3
  • Leonardo Garrido
    • 4
  • Francisco Cervantes
    • 5
  • Ovsei Gelman
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Information SystemsAutonomous University of AguascalientesAguascalientesMexico
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Maryland Baltimore CountyCatonsvilleUSA
  3. 3.College of Administrative ScienceThe University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA
  4. 4.Center for Intelligent SystemsMonterrey TechMonterrey, N.L.Mexico
  5. 5.Center of Applied Sciences and Technology DevelopmentNational Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)Mexico
  6. 6.Center of Applied Sciences and Technology DevelopmentNational Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)Mexico

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