Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Prescriptive model

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_788

A model that attempts to describe the best or optimal solution of a man/machine system. For a decision problem, such a model is used as an aid in selecting the best alternative solution. Decision problem; Descriptive model; Mathematical model; Normative model; Prescriptive model.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA